Scrap Salad

So I’ve squared up some of the crumb blocks and look at my “scrap salad”!! I have several more blocks in progress and am having such fun with these.

Scrap SaladCrumb Blocks

A couple of us at work are learning to make crocheted rugs from fabric strips. I bought a sheet from Goodwill this weekend and cut it into strips. The blue & white piece under the ball is another sheet waiting to be stripped.

Ball of Fabric

Weekend Accomplishments

I finished the binding on Thimbleberry Village quilt this weekend and will add a label tonight.  Another completed quilt, YEA!!   Village Quilt

I also cut, sewed and ironed the binding to go on my Tiger Lily quilt.  I’ll sew it on to the quilt soon.  I hand appliqued this quilt and my mother did the quilting. 

Tiger Lily Binding   

Here’s a few close-ups of the quilting details on the Village quilt which was also quilted by my mom.

  Village Quilt Close Up  Village Quilt “Windows”

I messed around a bit in my sewing room making a string block to see how they go together and some crumb blocks.

Sting Block    Crumb Blocks

I’m trying to decide if I want to keep the crumbs I’ve saved…..


I’ll play around with them a bit more as I’m not sure if I like doing these or not. 


And the Shirts Keep Piling Up

Light shirts are finished and I’m making a dent in the dark ones.  And look at all the shirt buttons!  The box is from candy I received for the holidays.  The square flap folds over and the small flap folds over on top and has a magnet in it to hold it closed….way to nice to just throw away!



Go Steelers

This weekend I sewed the borders on the Steelers baby quilt and pieced the back so it’s ready to be quilted.   It doesn’t seem to photograph well but it’s nice a bright, perfect for a little boy 🙂

 Steelers Top   Steelers Top Close Up


More Quilting!!

I finished two charity quilts this weekend. I broke a needle and knocked the timing out on my machine for the first time. It only took one phone call, albeit a long one, to my dad to get the timing re-set. I did free motion quilting on both of these quilts. After the last pantograph, I wanted less stressful quilting. One of these quilts was a bit wavy and I wanted to give it special attention to see if I could “quilt it out”. I think I did a pretty good job. I have one more left to quilt as we are trying to get these finished up to make our donation deadline.

Here’s the wavy quilt (click to see larger picture):

Charity Quilt…. Charity Quilt Close Up

And here’s a redwork quilt.

Red Work Quilt