Scrapped Memories

Sandy asked me to give her a hand with her String Quilt while I was staying at the farm. I did the easy part and attached the borders. Isn’t this a beautiful scrappy quilt? It’s so full of color and texture AND memories of many past projects.

Sandy sure made a dent in her stash! While sewing on the borders, I was reminiscing about some of the scraps I contributed. Here’s some fabric I used to make a Monopoly pillow for my nephew because he loved that game so much!

Of course I provided scraps of Brutus Buckeye, the official Ohio State University mascot.

After finishing this masterpiece, mom and I went to a local apple orchard. They had a few pumpkins on hand AND the best cider and donuts EVER!

What a beautiful fall day to remember!

12 thoughts on “Scrapped Memories

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      Thanks Alice! It’s pretty big, 92 x 66 so we decided to get a 108 inch wide backing for it. I think it will be almost bedspread size on a double bed. It’s very cheerful and fun to look at.

  1. laura bruno lilly says:

    I love seeing you sisters creating such beauty in tandem with each other, yet so far apart physically.
    I’m curious, did the top come to you ‘squared-up’ or is that part of your job in setting borders?

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      Yes, we are a good tag team! I did have to do some ‘squaring-up’ but that’s the easy part compared to all the sewing Sandy did. I’ve never made a piano key border but it added lots of color and used up some of Sandy’s smaller scraps. I think I’m going to give this a try on a future scrappy quilt.

  2. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi gals! I love reading posts like this. I almost remember the Monopoly pillow (not really) and already knew about Brutus from the red postage stamp quilt. It looks like you and Mom had a nice day for the apple orchard visit, not to mention some delicious incentives for going. I hope you’re all doing well and taking care. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • Gray Barn Designs says:

      Hi Roseanne! We are doing well and hope the same for you. I am still enjoying that cider and a few crumbs left over from my donut binge. * big smile to you!*

    • sandradny says:

      Thanks, T. I learned a lot about this technique — #1 being to set your stitch length to shortern than usual. I had a lot of unraveling issues….

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