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!

Order after Chaos

Cindy reporting in after a chaotic finish to my barn block quilt. In order to get it quilted and in the mail before Christmas, I had to send it off to my quilter, Ms. SJ, last week. Wait until you see the finished quilt, it’s beautiful.

Needless to say, my sewing marathon created chaos in my sewing room. It was a scrappy quilt and I had scraps everywhere! Drawers of fabric were dumped and scattered! I was always looking for just the right fabric…you know the drill!

After I finish a big project like that, I try to clean up and get organized for my next project.

Gasp! Why are my blacks and grays mixed in with my purples? AND there’s a scrap of gold and a big scrap of white in there too!

Looks like I’m going to have to bring order to this chaos before I get started on my next project!

Do you have some tips for organizing fabrics? Let us know!

Bunny Diva is Done!

Yes, it’s true! Bunny Diva is done and has been gifted to her new bundle of joy. Here are some close ups before she was quilted.

Mom helped me with the design and we both like the final result. The top and bottom are mirror images of each other.

I washed Bunny Diva before I gave her away because I wanted her to be all scrunchy and soft. You can see how pretty she is now that she’s quilted.

Thanks to mom, Bunny Diva did not get the best of me. In fact, I even made a matching doll quilt with left over scraps. Farewell Bunny Diva! I know you will be loved and cherished, as you should be.

Barn Raising III

Since I’m working on my barn quilt blocks, I thought I’d share some photos of barns in Ohio and New York. Here in Ohio, there are many barns that proudly display Ohio’s Bicentennial logo for the celebration in 2003.

The barn below is a bit weathered but we can still see it was part of the celebration.

Below are links to some other beautiful barns in Ohio and New York.

Of course I would be remiss if I didn’t include the “official” gray barn that Sandy and I know so well!

Happy Monday!