Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sew Scraps Along

For the past year or so, I have been following a blog called Pleasant Home. Jodi - the writer of the blog - always manages to post some of the loveliest photos I've seen. It is definitely worth a visit to her site if you have some time but I warn you, it's easy to spend quite awhile enjoying her posts (don't say I didn't warn you).

Jodi is encouraging quilters to join in making projects from our scrap stash. One of the ways she is helping us get going is by hosting Sew Scraps Along. I'm going to give it a try. I remember looking at quilts in our house as a kid and noticing all the different types of fabric. Those quilts were functional and warm but as a quilter myself, now, I also recognize those quilts tell stories. They help us remember projects we have made for ourselves, ones we gave away, and even those that drove us to madness. 

The project she has posted comes from a tutorial on another blog, Freda's Hive (which, by the way, is another great blog to read). It looks straightforward to make and all those 2 1/2" squares will really use up some of those small scraps - sounds like a winner to me.

This photo is not of a recent project but it is a nice, scrappy quilt. The pattern is Opening Day by Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. I made it as a wedding gift for my son and his bride. The fabric line is Patisserie by Fig Tree Quilts.

1 comment:

  1. This is what Bonnie Hunter does, Erica, that I have been following and talking about doing the mystery . That quilt of yours could have easily been made for all kinds of scraps.