Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Repros: they all play well together


Don't you just hate throwing away any fabric scraps? Even the tiniest ones? Me too. When I was cutting out pieces for my tumbling blocks I had some leftovers big enough to squeeze out some squares in my favorite size, 1-1/4". I also was able to eek out some 7/8" x 1-1/4" rectangles which are just the size needed for my favorite tiny quilt. Before I knew it, I nearly had enough for another one. I cut a few more rectangles off some strips I had laying around and laid the top out before I went to bed last night. I blogged about this pattern in November 2010 and even had a giveaway for one of them. I put together the one on the right last Christmas. I always consider these Christmas quilts both for the time of year I make them and the border and binding colors I use (red and green, naturally).


Tonight, while my hubby watched football games and practiced his golf swing (don't ask, but if you ever drop by my house ask him to explain the divot in our ceiling) I sewed together the top. There's football all week so I hope to quilt at least one of them. I need something to keep me from stitching together all my tumbling blocks because I am saving those pieces for later. I also need something I can do while sitting in the same room as my hubby so I can make sure the golf clubs stay in the bag. After that I'll get back to the baskets project - I like to think of this little quilt as a quilting commercial. Once it's done it's back to the regularly scheduled project.

27 comments:

Wendy said...

Now I know what to make with those tiny scraps. Your little quilt is very sweet.

Leeanne said...

Why waste it? Cute scrappy quilt.

Janet O. said...

Wow, very tiny pieces in that awfully cute quilt!
Divot in the ceiling? : )

Donna K from N.TX aka Quilting Bear Gal said...

This one is a cutie. Love the bright colors dancing together. I know what you mean about quilting in the same room with your husband. It makes mine feel like I'm with him, even if I don't say a thing. Your comment about the golf practice made me giggle.

Kathie said...

beautiful , great border fabric! your going to laugh when you see my next quilt :)
keep sewing!
Kathie

The Civil War Quilter said...

Great little quilt! I "kept company" with my husband the same way last night.Lol.

Fiesta said...

Such a great idea. I love it!

Karen said...

Good use for small pieces. I like how the cheddar pops in the little quilt giving it sparks of color.

O'Quilts said...

That is great! I am making one for sure:)

Sue said...

I love this little quilt. What a great quilt for using up the scraps.


I cracked up about the divot in the ceiling :)

Frances Leate said...

This is a great idea and I now know another way to use some of the itsy bitsy pieces I can't bear to throw out. I am intrigued by the divot in the ceiling - I only thought things like that happened at my home! Happy New Year.

Lori said...

What a cute little "commercial!! LOL

moonbear_designs said...

That's a sweet little quilt and perfect for using little repros. They do just sparkle all together.
Was going to mention the 2012 Just Takes 2 project but I see you already have the button! Me too :0)
A quilting commercial, that's a great term. Happy New Year! Jo

Darlene said...

OMG, I love your little quilt - perfect for the tiniest of scraps.

Ida said...

I don't save anything less than an inch, even tho the quilt I'm doing (a repro of the Lancaster Diamond quilt) has pieces as little as 3/4 inch (1/4 inch finished). I am dedicated, not crazy. ;)


As I was trimming blocks and looking at my leftovers, I kept thinking "I can make crumb blocks out of these".

You know, all the odd 'crunks' that come when you create rectangles, and then chop trim them into diamonds. I have a gallon ziplock full of them. :)

Aunt 'Reen said...

What a beautiful little quilt!
Just love your use of those teeny scraps!

Jeanne said...

Waste not, want not! Happy to see even the tiniest scraps are made into a charming little quilt. Nice work.

YankeeQuilter said...

What a sweet left-overs quilt! I can so relate to divets in the ceiling...we are inundated with my husband's relatives during Masters week and have dents in several door...including one in my car.

Julia said...

Great way to use those tiny pieces...I must admit I have thrown out some that small...not anymore!
Julia ♥

Jill said...

I love your description of little quilt projects, a quilting commercial. May I borrow that phrase to use at home with my family?
I have a little basket of tiny pieces of fabric, that I just can't throw away. I think I need to make one of these little quilts. What a great idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dorothy said...

My little quilt sits in my sewing room and I see it everyday. It's as beautiful as the day I won it.

doni said...

Gotta love those golfing hubbies! I have one too. No divots in our ceiling - it's obviously too low. However, he swings a toilet plunger inside the house for practice! Try explaining that sitting in the livingroom to unexpected guests!! [It's brand new - I promise!]

Happy New Year! doni @ Oregon coast

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

My husband golfs in the house, too. I've learned to just stay seated!

Vesuviusmama said...

You have a divot in your ceiling, too? Ours is courtesy of my brother, who is always practicing his golf swing whether there is a club in his hand or not!

Lovely mini! I felt like I needed to grab my glasses to see those teeny tiny pieces. Impressive!

Gayle Bong said...

LOVE the quilting commercial. I am going to have to do some minis with my antique fabrics. Thanks.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Love your wonderful little quilt and best of all using your scraps!

Carolyn :)

Barb said...

such a fun little quilt - I love it and the red makes it.

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