I have been using this pattern using 2-1/2" scraps and am amazed how versetile it is. Here as a place mat for a man who loves place mats
bits and pieces
How creative!!! And just in time too. I've been wondering about what I'm going to do with all the 5" squares we have been swapping and now I think I know. That would make great Christmas Presents!!!! Thank you once again Helene.
And please take care. I worry about you with the storm in the Gulf.....
I love the placemats......now do I have the patience to work with something that small? Getting lazy in my older years. LOL
Barb, Helene is further south and I am and I don't think this depression--storm--will effect here unless it turns. We barely are going to feel the effects. Predicting some winds, if we are lucky some rain. Still it pays to be alert and prepared!!
You've inspired me Helene, I can picture a baby quilt with four units sewn together for the top, then add borders to bring it up to size. Step one, cut 64 2.5" squares and assemble into 4 units of 16 each placed 4 across and 4 down. Will be back for additional info after I get that much done.
Geez thanks Mittsy, I was already fighting the temptation but that post sure did weaken my resolve. LOL Keep adding info.
The squares would end up as an 8.5" square. Then you would need two contrasting fabgrics cut 8.5 X4.5. Cut on the diagonal and sew together. Add to the squares. Then triangles to finish off the corners. Sounds doable!!! Especially if we use the charm squares cut in half both ways -
four squares from each charm!!!! We only need 16 charm squares!!!!
Ladies- block name is "nosegay" on quilterscache check out all the quiltsmade by various students?
Fab. I am making a bed toewarmer with scaps of all colors for an otherwise all white bed plus using
a fabric that's in the cornices. Been laboring over this for quite some time. This will be just FAB. Don't like bedspreads, can't lift them anymore for a king.....Do like a litte bling.
Those are so pretty - and so well made, too! Very creative use of scraps! :)
I wasn't too impressed with the nosegay blocks until I saw the layout that Vera did, absolutely love that one. Just what I need, another entry on the To Do list ;>).
If I keep this up I'm going to need one whole thumbdrive for the To- Do List!
yes Vera's layout solved something for me. Been looking to make something WOW with certain dull fabrics that covers the cornices in the guest room. White bedding and only a toe quilt is what I want and this will work.
This months Mc'Calls quilting shows quite a few scrap quilts very nice.
Thanks for the inspiration. I love all the photos you put up and all your ideas.