Monday, February 15, 2010

Doing a Little Sewing on my Day Off

I got this great old basket at the Thrift Store.

I also got a big bag of cloth scraps.
The colors are great and they were scraps from other sewing projects.
I ironed them and cut them into 6" squares
I cut half of the squares into 3rds and sewed them together

I added some batting and sewed the two pieced sides together.
I didn't hand quilt it because it wasn't going to be an heirloom quilt
just a basket liner.

It looks pretty good, don't you think?

This is another project that I finished today.
I did the embroidery in the fall, but just ironed it and put it aside for another day.
Today I put a border on it and backing and made a pillow.
It turned out to be a very enjoyable day.


  1. the little quilt and pillow are great!
    I've always liked scrappy quilts the best

  2. I love things made from scraps too. They are my favorite. Your projects turned out very cute! That's my kind of day!

  3. I use to do a lot of embroidry and counted cross stitch but don't see well enough any more. I have a lot of the pieces I did hanging in our home and I treasure them. I never tried any quilting but have always admired you who do.