Saturday, February 18, 2017

A Bit of Color ...

I got my act together this week and was able to throw together these little beauties for the "brighter the better" challenge over at Persimmon Dreams.  I've been saving selvages since I really started quilting about 5 years ago, and my 2 baskets are overflowing.  The perfect starting point ...

I decided to use some of these fun colors to make some bright, colorful mug rugs for myself.  I use them regularly at work; I've been trying to make my lunch more often and I like using my mug rugs to lift my spirits.

I had just started pulling out some fun selvages when I found the stack of selvages from my NewBee blocks a couple of years ago.  I still LOVE these!

The other two are miscellany from some of my favorite projects:  bee blocks, Sarah's ruffle quilt, Nicholas's (in-process) trek quilt, my favorite bag, Vintage Picnic blocks ...  The batting, binding and backings are also scraps.

These 3 beauties are about 7"x10" each.  I used this tutorial with a size modification.  It was so much fun!  I live and quilt in the beautiful Willamette Valley (Oregon.)

Linked up here as #55!


  1. Aren't scrap projects so very satisfying? I especially love the one with the pale green spotty binding.

  2. These are gorgeous! I love seeing salvages in pieces! Glad you could join in the fun. These would help make me happy while i eat too ;)

  3. Cute! Love the color scheme in the one bound purple, especially <3

  4. Nifty idea, I'm always throwing my salvage, now I can make something without throwing away fabric... <3 it!!!

  5. Nifty idea... Now I can stop throwing away fabric... I gotta try this... Keeya loves em (hee hee)


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