Sunday, May 19, 2013

Scrap Basket Sunday

I am linking up with Kim for another Scrap Basket Sunday!

I missed last Sunday because it was Mother's Day.  We celebrated all weekend, which made it really special.  Every once in a while I would sneek in into my quilting studio to dig through my tubs of scraps to find enough dark fabric prints  to be able to cut (2) 6 1/2" squares for a workshop I was taking.   You can see my post about it here.    What I thought would take a little bit of time here and there, ended up taking me more time that I expected.  Cutting quilts from scraps takes a lot of time, but in the end it's worth it.

You can see my stack of 6 1/2" squares I was able to find in my fabric cutting frenzy  here.  You will see fabrics I use in every scrap quilt I make.  Maybe it will give you an idea when you make scrap quilts.

Heidi had a Friday Night Sew-In that she does on the third Friday night of the month.  My Friday night was spent appliqueing the seeds on the watermelons that I have been making during Scrap Basket Sundays.   Saturday, I sewed rows together in between working in my flower beds.

It's looking pretty!

Well, maybe not!

This is what happens when you get excited about almost getting a project completed.  

This are the blocks I completed in the workshop I took on Thursday.  

I have never used a variety of little prints for backgrounds.  There are shirtings, little flowers, stripes, and I love the polka dots!  

I am looking forward to seeing what everyone has been working on in Scrap Basket Sunday.

Have a great day!



  1. I love the variety you get from using the little prints for backgrounds - your workshop blocks look great!! And your watermelon quilt - lots of fun - a good summer quilt!

  2. Ha, ha! Love that you showed us the upside down watermelons! LOL! I've done the same sort of thing with the blocks I'm making--today I sewed the last two seams of a block and went to press them open and realized I'd sewn the wrong side of one! LOL! Sometimes it's the simple things that we aren't having to concentrate on that get the most messed up. Love your watermelons!

  3. Such pretty projects! I love little prints too, they add so much interest.


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