Friday, March 27, 2015

Keeping Busy!

I saw this free pattern on Pinterest for this cute little mini-quilt.

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I am always looking for fun ways to use up small scraps leftover from quilts!

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This was a super quick little project!

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I’m using it for display on the little low shelf under my kitchen island!

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I also made a cover for my notebook/journal.

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I saw a clever cover on Pinterest that I put my own spin on!!

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Love the phrase- “the fabrics of my life”!!

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Yogi is still waiting for spring to arrive here in northern VA!! 

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Has it arrived in your area?

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Monday, March 23, 2015

March Schnibble Done!

This month’s Schnibble project is a Little Bites sampler quilt called (duh) “Sample”.  Historically, I’ve never really liked sampler quilts…

Little Bites Quilt Pattern from Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. This is a sampler quilt that uses mini charm packs

But I did like the sampler quilt version with the taupe polka-dotted background on the cover of the pattern.

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And I must be honest and admit that I thoroughly enjoyed making this quilt…

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and I do love how it turned out!!  Love the backing, too!

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It was fun to make each block differently.  You don’t get bored, for sure!!

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Lots of playing with fabric placements!!  Such fun!!

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I made mine with Pat Sloan’s Bobbins and Bits collection, which I also love!!

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So, Yogi is wondering where the heck spring went?  It was 33 this morning again!!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Nothing says it better than a quilt…

A very dear friend, Sue, suddenly lost her beloved Father recently.

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Our quilt bee sent a donation to her Father’s favorite charity group, but it just didn’t seem enough.

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Sue is a quilter and as we quilters know- we make many quilts for gifts for others and often never get quilts as gifts ourselves.

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Sue is one of those quilters who is always making a baby quilt for a co-worker , friend, or family member.

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I wanted to give Sue something to let her know how much we care about her

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and something that would give her a bit of comfort as she grieves her great loss.

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Nothing says you care like a quilt.  Nothing.

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