Sunday, December 29, 2013

A Scrappy Sunday

Christmas is over, all is quiet, except for the hum of my sewing machine.  I just finished up the final block in my "Searching for Scraps" quilt top. (from the design "Soul Searching" by Kathy Doughty) I am not quite sure of the final arrangement but I am liking this one. (My large design wall is in a hallway so it is difficult to get a good full-on photo)  When I posted about not having the scraps I wanted to work this project, I received a lovely package in the mail with just the strips I needed to finish up.  Thank you so much Lesley. Also, with the suggestions from a few other blogging friends, I ended up piecing some of the strips to achieve the 2 1/2" width required.  Worked out great.  Don't get me wrong....I am not out of scraps....I was just having trouble not repeating a fabric and a bit of a problem with size...but.....I still have a ton of scraps.  I think I will try Quilt-As-U-Go with this. More on that later.

Here is the apron I made for my sweet niece Katherine.  She is a bit of a cowgirl, she owns her own horse, Liberty.  So I knew she would love something made from pink John Deere fabric.  I just love this apron design.  It is called Retro Fun: Vintage style apron and here is the link.  It was easy to make and I just love the grommets. I made it the opposite on the back so that she can just switch the neck tie and have it a reversible apron. I didnt add the pockets that were called for. 
I also made her a cute potholder that she can use when she and I make cookies.


  1. First of all, wow, what a header photo.
    I love your scrap quilt. It's wonderful. What are the block sizes? Your niece is certainly one lucky lady. Love that potholder.

  2. Your scrappy blocks are just fantastic. You know me....rainbow-y ones get my attention the most. I can't wait to see it finished.

  3. Hi Linda, I love your scrappy quilt! turned out beautifully. Love the apron too. I love aprons!

  4. Great quilt Linda. I have some more selvedges for you too-have you posted any projects where you used the selvedges yet? Hope you had a great Christmas with your family.

  5. YOur rainbow top is looking great - cool that you were ablet o do it without repeating. Love the apron and oven mitt, too - what a great gift!

  6. I love your "Soul Searching" quilt Linda! I love the colors you chose. Your neutrals are awesome too! I will be interested to see how you will use QAYG with this!


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