Thursday, December 8, 2011

More christmas weekend sewing

Does this happen to you? You make a quilt, and just can't throw
out those triangles that you cut off?

As l was making the Xmas tree skirt, the pile just got bigger.

Well, look what l did with those triangles!!



Waste not, want not.
l just love this little quilt, and while l am in no hurry to use it for Xmas decorations,
l think this one might be handquilted. To add to its loveliness!!


Then l started playing with more scraps. It seems they never end, and when
you turn your back, they invite their friends!! l started making some small square in
square blocks, got a little carried away, and ended up with this table runner.
Oh, for the love of red and white!


And while l was on a roll, l threw together this little doll quilt, with some more
scraps left over from another project.



So l achieved 2 things this sewing weekend. Cleared out some scraps,
 and made several Xmas presents. Gotta be happy with that!!
All in all, a successful sewing weekend.


Thanks for visiting.
Linda.








26 comments:

  1. Yes, those scraps sure do pile up and they cannot be wasted :)
    Love what you've done with yours and I agree that the quilt should be handquilted. Just love the look of handquilting.

    Lovely table runner and doll quilt too! Great work

    Merry Christmas,
    Sue

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  2. Busy busy girl. All lovely and christmasy . Lots more for your exhibition next year.

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  3. 2011 has been the year of red and white and you are continuing the trend to the last day of the year. I suspect that it might flow over to next year as well? Lovely work.

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  4. Fabulous waste not quilts! My friend calls them "goose poop" quilts.

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  5. Love the red and white quilts. I definitely want to do some as well. I think small quilts are perfect for red and white designs. Great job.

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  6. You really are on a roll! Great projects!

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  7. Who would know these quilts were started with scraps!?! Lovely!

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  8. You can't go wrong with putting together red & white left over quilt blocks into small quilts. I like the piece you did with the tree blocks.

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  9. so many of the very old quilts were made from scraps and in 2011 they still have great charm! well done to you linda and i hope you have a lovely christmas, good wishes, liz.

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  10. Fabulous, I love the tree blocks. Well, I love them all, great job!

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  11. Yes, I save every bitty bit, too. Look at all you wouldn't have made if you had just thrown those scraps away! And, they are all so original; one of the things that I love best about working with tiny pieces.

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  12. What adorable quilts - great ideas, Linda!

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  13. How fun making red & white quilts! Im also in the mood for those lately and will follow you over the holiday weekends. Beautiful inspirations!!

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  14. Wow, Linda, you sure were on a roll. All those little DQs are wonderful!

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  15. My heart goes pitter patter at the sight of your red and green lovlies. I can just see a whole wall of them as minis. I feel inspired!

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  16. oh my just beautiful...of course I love them all and might just have to make one or two of them for myself if you don't mind,
    talk to you later!!!!!!
    Kathie

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  17. Linda, your little quilts are gorgeous and twice as nice because they're made with leftovers.

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  18. Hello, my name is Silvia Maria, I am the granddaughter of Italian, married to a grandson of German and live in southern Brazil.
    I am passionate about patchwork, quilting, crafts and cats. Come visit my Blog, I have google translator, I am following your wonderful blog.
    A good weekend

    http://tearpiaocupacional.blogspot.com/

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  19. Oh friend, I'm just up here over coffee and trying to warm up (yes it does chill in Florida) and this is the best, best way to wake up. I have a burning desire to make those tree blocks. You are so inspirational and I'm so happy you've had time to sew (and play). Happy Holidays!!!

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  20. YAY for leftover scraps LOL!!! i love your sweet little red & white tree of life quilt just as much as i love your adorable little table runner..not to mention your cute little doll quilt!! i'm all all inspired to make another one [or two] R&W quilts meself!!

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  21. As per usual you've out done your self.
    Linda, I think you need to drop into my house, just to help me with my scraps, my pile just keeps getting bigger !

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  22. Nothing better then using up bits and pieces and creating something beautiful!!

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  23. Really, really cute! I love all of them. When you finish the tree quilt, are you going to frame it or sit it out?

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  24. I call them leftover quilts. Sometimes they are more interesting than the project they came from!

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  25. Speaking of Christmas tree skirts - put a light back on them and you can trace your family's hands each year at Christmas! After a few years - you have a lovely circle of hands expanding out! At this point, we are adding our grandchildren's hands, in the few open areas.

    One of my favorite Christmas traditions!

    Merry, Merry!! doni @ Oregon coast

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