December Left-overs

When I made the Lone Star quilt with Island Batik’s Baby Bloomers collection (see HERE) … I had left-overs. The tutorial suggested using them for a border, top and bottom, but I didn’t want to do that on my lone star. And, since I’m on a mission to use up left-overs asap, I HAD to do something!

So, I paired up the left-overs, sewed them into squares, put them on-point with Lime Green (Island Batik solid basic) and voila! A baby quilt is born!

It was sandwiched with Hobbs 80/20 and quilted with Aurifil 2520 (violet).

The binding is Small Check-Multi Pink (part of the Baby Bloomers collection).

Here is the quilt – all quilted and bound! I LOVE how bright and cheery it is!

There were still some scraps left-over … so I made these 4 pencil cases, following a tutorial byAnnie. The “A Pencil Case for Lola” pattern is free HERE and the Youtube tutorial is HERE. If you’ve never made a byAnnie bag, this is a fantastic way to start!

On one of the pencil cases, I used Soft and Stable, on 3 of them I used Hobbs 80/20 batting. Each of them is fine, but the one with Soft and Stable holds it’s shape better.

Lone Star Blog Hop

Have you been following the Lone Star Blog Hop? There have been some wonderful quilts!!! Tons of eye candy!!! Visit Island Batik’s blog to see a re-cap of Week 1! Plus an opportunity to win fabric!

Coming in 2023!

For the past several years, I’ve hosted PHD in ???? (year). The idea is to decrease the number of UFOs that you have and to NOT increase the number! This is accomplished by finishing ALL of your new starts. There are a few exceptions, but I’ll be posting about it in the near future!

Several blogging friends and I will be hosting the Stay at Home Round Robin (SAHRR). Typically, groups of quilters do round robins where the quilt is passed on to other quilters to add the next round. With the SAHRR YOU are in control of the fabrics that are used and how big the quilt is. We’ll be starting this in mid-January! It’s a lot of fun, with quilters joining from around the world. There will be a post with more details in the coming weeks.

One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 

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  2. Wow. Using a lime green!!! I would never have thought to use that color as a background. But it works. It turned out great. I would like to be part of the group that tries to finish up blocks to complete a quilt top. Thank you for the info about Annie’s Free Pattern. Love you blog.

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  3. Hi Gail, what a great way to use up your scraps – and using them up asap is also a great way to stop accumulating! Your quilt is lovely. Thanks for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks!

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