Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sew Scrappy


Sewing more scrappy quilts was one of my quilting goals this year.  Making more charity quilts was another goal.  So, I was excited when I read this post and realized I could do some scrappy sewing and help someone out at the same time! (I used this block pattern to make my scrappy block).


Just the other day these wonderful scraps arrived from Peg and Becca at Sew Fresh Fabrics. I was so excited to see the solid lime piece--I've been wanting to sew with more colored solids, too!  You can tell that I added in a few of my own scraps to make this block and didn't use every fabric sent...I have plenty of fabric to make another block to send and will be making that today! Thanks so much Peg and Becca for organizing such a fun sew-a-long! One thing that really helped as I put this block together was the fact that I have a box of 2 1/2" squares...it was so easy to pull a few to add into the "mix" of this quilt! I really need to remember to add in more squares from every project I make!


Something else to help me with my "sew scrappy" goals this year arrived in the mail this week, too.  It's Kim Brackett's new book Scrap-Basket Sensations: More Great Quilts from 2 1/2" Strips--and it came from Kim herself!  (Her first book, Scrap-Basket Surprises: 18 Quilts from 2-1/2 inch Strips (That Patchwork Place) is also one of my favorites).Of course I want to make the cover quilt from Scrap-Basket Sensations, "Picnic," right away and have already started collecting fabrics for it. There are so many wonderful projects included in this book, and the quilts work well with any fabrics--from traditional to modern.

Okay...that's all for now...I have some pattern editing to do today!  Have a wonderful day!


25 comments:

Jenny said...

what a pretty block!
i t hink that books looks good too!

Micki said...

I love, love that green you used. What a great block!
Micki

Stephanie said...

I love that block! And I love the cover quilt on Kim's new book. A terrific addition to any quilter's library.

Anita said...

I love those greens they're so bright and cheerful! I need to get a bit more capable with my basics before I'm comfortable making quilts to give to others, but it will happen.

Darlene said...

Lots of fun stuff happening in your corner of the world. :-)

Beautiful block.

Terriaw said...

What a fun project! Love those bright colors together. This is very inspiring to me, since I wish I were better at making scrappy blocks.

badlandsquilts said...

Cute block!

sewmeow said...

Great block....I need to get me a copy of that book.

Sinta Renee said...

You know... we will be working on that quilt together! I love your fabric group!

Mama Pea said...

I just got that book in the mail about a week and a half ago. I want to make the one of the cover, too...as well as some others! Love your block!

a little bit biased said...

That looks like a GREAT quilt!

Cardygirl said...

Looks like a great book...love your bright scrappy block too.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, I love that lime green -- looks liek a fun project Sherri!

Cynthia Eloise said...

i love the bright lime colors. nice job. i am working a a small quilt for alzheimer quilt inititive. they are always looking for donations.

Q said...

I love that block and went to sign up myself for a future round! What a great idea!

Carol T said...

Your block is so much fun to look at for me since it was a cold gray day here with some rain and some snow. I think I want that book too.

Jackie said...

One of my favorite colors!! Love the block and I think I must have to check out the book too.

Jessica said...

What a fun scrappy block, I love the lime! It is so happy!

Karen en Marc said...

Those colors make me so happy and springlike. Thank you for bringing the sun in here.

Simone de Klerk said...

Lovely block and the book you got looks very helpful with pretty projects!

therealfrannie said...

Hi Sheri - I am a follower of Judi's blog.

therealfrannie said...

Hi - I signed up for Judi's newsletter.

therealfrannie said...

My favorite is antique fair by Blackbird Designs in a fat quarter bundle.

julieQ said...

I really love Kim's books...I just got her older one!! Some wonderful quilts in there!

Marcia W. said...

This sounds like a great book to use.