Daily Archives: February 4, 2019

Sweet Things

One way to use up ‘left-over’ fabric.

A while back an inspiration for tackling the pile of fabric scraps came from “Successful Scrap Quilts from Simple Rectangles’ by Judy Turner and Margaret Rolfe.

‘Successful Scrap Quilts’ by Judy Turner and Margaret Rolfe.

Decisions, decisions – made easy. From then on it’s cutting ALL ‘left-overs’ into 4.5″ x 2.5″ pieces no matter what! Time is too short to cut up bits in lots of different sizes for different projects – after all, the originals have already been used in a quilt.

‘Successful Scrap Quilts’ by Judy Turner and Margaret Rolfe.

There are lots of ways to sew the units together, especially if Bonnie Hunter’s technique is used – sew a patch as you sew-off from a previous one. A fun way to make scrap quilts. So ‘Sweet Things’ is one of them.

‘Sweet Things’ made from scraps.

These four blocks are each made up of 6 units (3 patches in a unit) and have been extended with the plain strip to make it large enough for a baby-sized charity quilt. Now at 24″ x 28″, it meets the requirements for a ‘hospital give-away’ via my guild.

‘Sweet Things’ quilting.

Quilting is with Westalee’s‘Simple Circles’ 1″ circle and Hobby Quilt’s ‘Wave & Scallop’. Makes for a lovely design.

‘Sweet Things’ back.

And there’s more … UFO #3 for 2019 is finished!

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