Friday, July 11, 2008

Scraps and Scrappy Quilts

When I first started reading quilty blogs last fall I was continually amazed at the generosity of quilters. After only four short months of blogging myself I have begun experiencing it first-hand. Nicole of Sister's Choice Quilts is one of my favorite blogs to read daily. Besides making the most beautiful quilts, she also has one of the cutest dogs I have ever seen. Even if you were not into quilting her blog is a must read just to keep up with Ozzie's antics. Back in June she was blogging about a project she took apart in order to get the design to work. When she showed the pile of scraps she said she was going to trash I quickly left a comment telling her to just ship them my way. She did!! They arrived Wednesday and what a haul it was. The picture just shows a portion of them. I am taking part in a postage stamp quilt squares swap and knew these would be great for that. I have already cut a 1 1/2" square of each of the fabrics for my quilt. There were over 50 different fabrics in that gallon sized zip-loc bag of scraps. Thanks, Nicole!!

I have been working on these squares for my Orange Crush mystery quilt. After all the warning Bonnie gave in the instructions about making sure the red/black squares were turned just so, I still got one of them turned wrong. So this morning the seam ripper and I spent some one-on-one time together and FINALLY all 30 of these blocks are done. I am off to begin the cutting on the orange and blue fabrics for step 5. Hopefully, I will get those blocks sewn up this weekend and can start getting the quilt top sewn together.

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Quilting!!


Thimbleanna said...

Boy Donna, you've been busy! Lucky you to get such a nice gift from Nicole!

Janet said...

What a wonderful gift! The fabric is beautiful. Can't wait to see your Orange Crush quilt finished. Bonnie is starting another mystery quilt :) and I am very tempted to join in.