Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Jungle Babies!

My niece asked me to make a little brown/orange/green quilt for a boy. 
 I had about 1/4 yard of this jungle fabric that she liked . . .  

Here is what I did with it . . . I cut up as many 5" inch squares as I could and then the remainder into 2.5 inch x 5"  blocks.  I only had a few crumbs left . . .  Then I mixed and matched other fabrics from my stash to add fun contrasts and colors.  You could easily do this with a charm pack.
It's quilted with a fun freehand design and chocolate Minky on the back.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Wall Hanging

Watermelon and crows?  Well, yeah, it kind of grows on you.

When I first started on this I thought about changing this pattern (by Joined at the Hip,) but then I decided it was so different, I would go ahead and use it for August.Now that I have all those watermelon seeds appliqued (all 30 of them!) I like it!
It was this darned crow that I was not sure about...

Once again, I searched through my scraps and used up more of my reds and some odd greens.  I really like how using what you have makes the applique' unique.  If I were to go shopping for fat quarters for this, I would likely have chosen something very different; but, my scrap stash is -ahem- bulging and it's all about using it up, right?



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