My children have just returned to school after a two week vacation.
I don’t know how I ever manged to find time to sew during previous school holidays, but this time, I barely managed to snatch an odd half hour here and there!
However, I did sort through my scraps. Yes, that’s right, after a whole year of quilting, my scrap bucket was finally overflowing (now I feel like a real quilter!)
I knew I wanted to sort my scraps by colour, so I used the pattern from the book Sunday Morning Quilts to make a few fabric baskets.
I did however make one special basket for my leftover Amy Butler Quilt scraps!
My grey basket is already pretty full (mmm…a favourite colour?) and I made it using the quilt as you go (QAYG) method.
The blue one was straight line quilted after piecing in a chevron pattern.
And I practised my shaky beginner free motion quilting skills on this orange basket.
I still have quite a few baskets left to make and figure that it’s not only a great way to use up some of my scraps, but also an opportunity to practise different fmq patterns!
I feel like I have a bit of direction and focus this week after my last post. I received kind and encouraging emails from some of you plus I have picked up quite a lot of tips and advice from other quilters in the New Bloggers Blog Hop (my introduction post can be found here)
Thank you – I appreciate it SO much!!
On that note, I’ll leave you with another animal photo bomb – first, it was a chicken, and now a horse. Gotta love livin’ in the country!
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