Saturday, January 25, 2014

Scrappy Saturday

Yay!  I'm actually getting this post done for Saturday this week!

This week, for my participation in So Scrappy's Rainbow Scrap Challenge, I have two finished tops.  Check out what everyone else has done this week.

My guild had a request from a local hospital for quilts for the neo-natal unit.  In other words, baby quilts.  Who doesn't love baby quilts?  They're small and take a small amount of fabric and time, and usually are pretty cute. The request was for quilts from 18 inch by 24 inch up to crib size, for both newborns and for those poor little souls that don't live.

Since I had my blue scraps out, I went with the scraps!  Everyone seems to make "girl" quilts, so I decided to make "boy" quilts.  I made scrappy 9 Patches in blue plaids.

Here is the first top I made.  This is sized at 26 inches by 35 inches at the moment.  The 6-inch 9 Patches are all made with scraps, and the alternate dotted fabric was given to me to use for charity quilts.  I thought the little dots made the 9 Patches look not-so austere.  I'm still debating adding an outer border to this.  I don't know if it needs it or if a dark binding will suffice.  I'm going to put cute blue flannel on the back, and will probably quilt this myself.  I'm not sure this is "baby-ish" enough, but I figured it's a classic design that even non-quilters should recognize. 

Here is the second top I made, using the rest of the 9 Patch blocks.  I used some "baby" fabric the guild gave me for the alternate squares.  This one is at 18 inches by 24 inches right now.  This top will also get cute blue flannel on the back and I'll quilt this one too.

So, even though this is all I've gotten done for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge this week, I feel good that I got these little tops sewn up.  Hopefully I can get a little more scrappy sewing done next week, to use up even more blue scraps!  I know I can't even begin to use up all my blue scraps, but I'd like to use up more than I have yet.

Thought for the day:
Don't be afraid to try something new!  Remember: the Ark was built by amateurs, the Titanic was built by professionals.


  1. Most people wouldn't put "only" in front of two finished quilt tops. They are both pretty and will surely be appreciated in the neo-natal unit.

  2. These are very nice! Isn't it amazing what a few scraps can create? Thank you for showing them to us...

  3. Great baby quilts, and good on you for making boy ones x

  4. These baby quilts are adorable. All my recent projects are on the big side, but little by little they will all get done!

  5. Very nice..scrappy quilts are my favorites. I do the boy quilts too!

  6. Both quilts are so cute. Hugs

  7. They look wonderful. I like that they aren't too babyish and are more classic designs, especially with those wonderful plaids.

  8. So good of you to make these little quilts for the hospital. Simple patterns can be just as beautiful as something complex. More comforting, too, I suspect.
    Great thought for the day!


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