Friday, September 5, 2014

One for Him, One for Her

I was recently playing around with some stripped-pieced leftovers.  Sometimes I just love to puzzle out something useful from what would usually get thrown in the trash.  All these silly bug fabrics were so darn cute, I just couldn't toss this odd little pile of fabric so I had saved them for a later date.



 I started cutting some wedges out of the pieces...




 and started sewing them back up into some cute little X blocks. 







As they were all different sizes, I decided to float them randomly in some solids.  Kona white, ash and charcoal worked perfectly!










I soon had this cute little quilt finished for some lucky baby boy!





Then I immediately pulled out some Sherbet Pips scraps I had and made this adorable quilt for some lucky little baby girl.  I had just enough of that pink solid to make those 4 blocks - I love when that happens!



Not sure yet what I will do with these cuties.  They were sewn entirely from my stash and were made more for my own entertainment.  I might donate them to our local hospital's NICU but for now I have them listed in my Etsy shop.

Time to go rummage around in my sewing room and see what inspires me next!

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17 comments:

  1. What a great idea for a simle and fast but beautiful quilt. Thanks a lot!
    Greetings, Rike

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  2. Really like the criss cross shapes in the boys one. Looks great with the Kona solids. Worth a few hours playing with scraps!

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  3. Those are both so gorgeous! And so modern. I love Sherbert Pips... sigh...

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  4. Good use of scraps. Love the one for little boys!

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  5. I love the colors in the 'baby boy' quilt - well done!

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  6. Love your scrappy quilt and the modern design.

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  7. Yes, yes ... that's exactly what those bugs needed -- some Kona solids. I love this approach to working with scraps!

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  8. I continue to be amazed at what you make with your scraps. Such a cute way to put odd pieces together.

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  9. I love scrap quilts. Wonderfully modern creations.

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  10. Such a fun way to use up your scraps. Inspiring idea to make up some much needed baby quilts.

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  11. I like your scrap idea. Came out great!

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  12. These are both really lovely!

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  13. What a great way to use up those little odd shaped scraps. I tend to throw mine away because they seemed too small and oddly shaped for me to make any use of, but now you have inspired me.

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  14. Both adorable quilts...from scraps no less! Love them! I am sure they will be loved by whoever you gave them to.

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