"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Scrap-Happy June 2022

 It's been a scrappy kind of month for me.

Finished the top for a series of 5 memory quilts I'm making for some very sweet, long-time friends.  The prints are all fabrics from the bankers box of fabric scraps that Mom/Grandma had when she passed away.  The assorted WOW's used for the background were all from either scraps or remnants.   Prints are 3.5" squares, the background is cut into 3.5" wide by whatever length was needed.
This is Memory Quilt #1.   Just a simple one patch made with 3.5" cut squares. Backing was a large remnant, and binding is from the leftover bits of the backing.   Batting was also from a remnant.
I had an order for 13 memory pillows to get completed this month.   All of them except 2 ended up with custom pillow forms needed to fit the size of the t-shirts that I was working with.  I pulled a handful of remnants from the stash of solid fabrics to make the needed forms.   This was just 6 of them, forgot to get pics of the others.  Sizes of finished forms ranged from 15.5" to 22".
This scrappy quilt was quilted and given to a friend here in Arizona who continues to fight cancer.   All of the blocks were made with scraps and strings.  Backing and batting were also scraps.
And lastly, I played around with an idea for a new block.   I've got oodles and oodles of leftover binding strips that need to be used.   Some of them end up in scrappy bindings, but there are always those prints that don't necessarily work even in scrappy bindings.  

To make these blocks I cut the leftover binding (cut at 3" before folding) into approximately 5" lengths, then folded it into prairie points.  Raw edges were enclosed in the seams.   Blocks are 8.5" unfinished.   I played around with placement of the points.

These were fun to do, and there will be more of these blocks coming.

Check out what everyone else has been working on this month.  

1.  For ending up with only minor bruising and soreness from a head-on collision on Memorial Day, even tho the car was totalled out.

2. For a manager that has been willing to let me work from home more than normal as I've dealt with the aftermath of the accident.

3. For the chance to have worked this contract position and thus show current work on my resume as I begin the hunt for the next job.  (Contract ends on 6/24)