Monday, April 10, 2017

Clearing things up....


This bunch of strips has been hanging around for at least 5 years....

I'm thrilled these strips are all together now.  Personally I don't find it beautiful, but it appeals to my need to use scraps ....


Whilst digging around to see if I had some appropriate backing (which I did) I found a selection of minky fabrics....

... the weather is cooling here.... so of course I joined them up....


My trusty overlocker got a dusting and use..... and all done in 20 minutes....  I overlocked the edges too


AAAAAAAWWWWWWW..... yes, my little dog hates the cold, the minky is so soft and snuggly, and very light weight....

She hates her picture being taken but she wasn't about to move! haha...


Another block of Gardeners Journal is done - this one of course is Watering the Garden....


Anybody else got this quilt waiting to be started, or maybe started and not finished?  Already Michelle and Cheryl have discovered theirs and we are sewing together and encouraging....  wanna join?

Righto, Gotto Go.....  I'm going to roll up that scrappy quilt with it's backing and put it in the bottom of the cupboard for one of those quiet days ....... (I'm not revealing how many are already there!)

22 comments:

kiwikid said...

Great use of the scraps in that quilt and great to have it ready for quilting. That is a beautiful minky blanket for your dog, ours does not like his photo taken either, I think cos the flash hurts his eyes. Beautiful stitchery Fiona, I don't have that pattern but I am way behind on the Wedding Sampler blocks so need to get back to them .

Michelle Ridgway said...

I love your strippy quilt. Tarka looks very cosy under the new quilt. All set now for Gardener's Journal....lovely to be stitching a long x

Barb said...

Great way to use those scraps.....just the right border might make your change your mind about it.

sunny said...

Good job on using up your scraps!

Jeanette said...

Love your quilt top. Awww your dog looks so cosy. Hugs, xx

WoolenSails said...

I love your quilt, scrappy quilts are the best.

Debbie

Susan said...

Maybe not "beautiful/pretty" but a great looking quilt - very snuggly with minky behind it...

Jane Galley said...

I saw the scrappy top last week and thought it was lovely and definitely a great way to use up scraps.

I am said...

Hi Fiona ,wow i am impressed your quilt is made of scraps and how warm and cosy does Tarka look,well done my friend.

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Awww what a happy little puppy! You did make it for her didn't you?! xx

Karen S said...

Lots achieved for you! Great to have the strips together and ready for quilting - some day.
And your dog obviously appreciates your overlocking efforts.
Great work with the stitcheries.

Cheryl said...

You are on a roll with your ufo's Fiona. Looking forward to joining you and Michelle on A Gardener's Journal

Sue SA said...

Great idea to make dog blanket from those bits too big to throw out, but not enough to make a quilt from! I have a collection of those bits in a box somewhere. I do like your scrap quilt, because it has similar colours through it.

Sheila said...

I think your scrappy quilt is great and look how many scraps you have used up , great work ! How sweet to make a soft cuddly blanket for your dog , I am sure it will be appreciated now that the colier weather is upon you . Hugs

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Good job there Fiona using up some scraps! Have fun with Gardener's Journal....I really enjoyed doing this!

KaHolly said...

Hmm, I have one of those cupboards! XO

Louise said...

I like your scrappy top! It's a bit different than most of your other pieces, though, so it seems it isn't your favorite and into the bottomless drawer it goes :) Someday you'll find exactly the right recipient for it.

Chrissie said...

Seem to have missed a few of your posts, but have enjoyed going through them, thanks. Again so much work and lovely projects, love the little bootees and your fabric bowls, such a good use of the strips from all your projects, even if your not keen, certainly nothing goes to waste. Love the pooch blanket, nice and cozy. xcx


The Sloan Patch said...

That minky quilt looks well appreciated! I have noticed a couple of you working on Gardeners Journal...I am so tempted. I have the book and absolutely love stitching but I'm trying to be good and not start anything new! Maybe I could trace all the panels and stitch them when I need a change from needleturn...

Anthea said...

What a great way to use that polar fleece Fiona, your doggy does look pleased to have something new to snuggle under.
I have that Gardner's Journal on my bookshelf, but really not in a position to start on it yet... so please stop dangling temptation in front of me, LOL! Beautifully stitched, by the way:)

Raewyn said...

Well done with using up those scraps Fiona - your rail quilt top looks great - and if it's not your cup of tea it really will be perfect for someone! Your minky blanket looks like it has found the perfect home - a 20 minute 'quilt' - awesome! Gardner's Journal has been on my to-do list...but I'm not even going to go there just now!....

Janice said...

Very productive. It feels good to use up scraps.

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