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Design Wall Monday – What a Pile of Scraps!

Design Wall Monday – What a Pile of Scraps!

scraps from haley


Okay, it’s a design pile of future quilts!

I love that my 10 year old granddaughter, Haley, knows me so well that she’d give me a big bag of scraps she got at a garage sale.  And I love that when Haley  told the seller she was buying them for her grandma, she gave them to her for free!  What a great birthday present!


After all the company was gone, I enjoyed my quiet time sorting and ironing the scraps!  Here’s my sorting process.  sorted scraps

1.  Pieced remnants for Mile a Minute project

2.  1 1/2″ strips for Trash to Treasure Pineapple quilt

3.  Small strips and pieces to be cut into 2″ and 2 1/2″ charm squares for PSQ quilts and swaps

4.  Large pieces sorted by light, mediums and blacks

5.  Bright strips for string pieced Tummy Time quits

6.  Batik strips and pieces

Because I’m a scrap quilter, these fabrics will be used!   Most of the fabric is quilt shop quality fabric, too!  Haley did a great job!

Check out other Design Wall Monday projects at Patchwork Times.

This week is a Houston warm up!  It starts with a small group quilting retreat in Des Moines and the AQS quilt show.  Stay tuned for updates!

Thanks!  Linda 🙂

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 5

BlockBase Sew Along – Block 5


Here’s my 5th block for the BlockBase Sew Along.  Like Block 4, it finishes at 9 inches.  The units are 3 1/2″ squares with 2″ squares in the corners (sew and flip method).  The fabrics are from the vintage stash recovered from my sister’s house!  I love it!  This would be a great block to design a quilt around.

Here’s the link to check out how others completed their block.






My boss at Rainbows and Calico Things quilt shop, hosted the most fabulous Christmas party!  She drove us around Iowa for our own shop hop!  And yes, I did increase my stash a little.  I was most excited about the stores that had scrap bags for sale!   I love getting those bags of remnants, I might need some medication for that sickness!

Thanks for looking.  I’m behind on posting customer quilts and when I get a break from Christmas quilts, I’ll catch up!

🙂 Linda

My Leftover Blues Quilt

My Leftover Blues Quilt
My Leftover Blues Quilt

This quilt pattern, Just a Nickel, is designed by Candace for her Double Nickel Quilt Challenge.  Check out her blog at http://doublenickelquilts.blogspot.com/ .  It’s a very fast and easy quilt to put together.  I used leftover blue squares from another project and whatever white on white fabric I could find in my stash.  I had a few blue blocks to put into the backing fabric, too.  The quilting is simple with randomly spaced straight lines.  I used Quilter’s Dream Puff batting which is very light and gives a nice lofty feel!

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