Wednesday, May 24, 2017
We eat leftovers almost every single work day for lunch~ Only because we try not to waste much and I am very frugal! Two meals created from one preparation means less cooking and more time for sewing too!
But when you get a bag of leftovers - aka "Scraps", what do we do! Get excited with all of the possibilities of course! I see quilts-in-a-bag! No rhyme, no reason, no pattern. But I will tell you now, I pulled each of scrap out and admired it - close to 12 pounds of fabric. Then I had to sort by color to determine a scheme. Almost every single cut was a yard or more so I didn't really call them scraps.
My thought for all of the cuts were to create Quilts for Babies. The idea came to mind when I ran across One piece in particular. It definitely looks vintage to me, but what do I know. There was no selvage that I could identify the fabric by. There were a few 1980's labeled fabrics. Would anyone venture to take a guess?
There were plenty of coordinating fabrics to go with it in the gifted bag, so I went for it! I'll be using some white yardage I had in my stash for background. The perfect pattern called Yankee Doodle Star Quilt came from Mostly Crafty. You can see Melanie's version at her blog!
If you use the pattern to create your own version, share your pictures with #sewingwithfwfabricstudio and @fwfabricstudio and @mellierc.
The tutorial is easy to use with large cuts so the quilt comes together quickly.
I chose the pinks in the bag for a girlie design And purchased one yard of the Anchor Print to modernize it a bit.
I occasionally link up with some of my other quilty friends, visit them and see what they have going on this week~ Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts, Moving It Forward Monday at Em's ScrapBag, Modern Patch Monday, Patch Work Times Design Wall, Mop Monday with Tweety Loves Quilting, Monday Making, Main Crush Monday's, Sew Cute Tuesdays, Fiber Tuesday, Freemotion by the River, WIP Wednesday's, Wednesday Wait Loss with Jennifer, Let's Bee Social, Midweek Makers. Fabric Frenzy Friday, Finish it Up Friday, Sunday Stash, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop and Finished or Not Friday.