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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Scrap Basket Sunday #3

Hi Everyone,

I'm still celebrating Scrap Basket Sunday with Kim over at her blog.  Several of us are participating and it isn't too late for you to join in!  I'm having fun and making new blog friends!  Despite the fact that it was a really busy week, I did manage to get another scrap project done--or at least pieced.  I don't machine quilt something this small all by itself.  If I'm going to set up the machine, I would like to have more than just this to quilt.

This quilt is called "Grannie's Scrap Bag" in the book.  It finishes at 18 x 21.  It was incredibly easy--just cut squares, arrange, and sew.  I think my favorite part is going to be auditioning binding.  In the book a dark tan/light brown was used, but really, with the light squares on the outside, you could use anything.  Red comes to my mind quickly, of course, but also double pink, or poison green, or some fun plaid, check or stripe.  I love binding with plaids, checks, and stripes!

Just a reminder:  I'm making projects from this book.

At the very least, I'm proud of myself for getting this done in a week when I was gone day-tripping all one day, away another for meetings, appointments, and errands, attended two guild meetings, etc.  I'm sincerely hoping next week is less crazy!

Have a great day!


  1. Love it, JoAnne! I'm a big fan of striped bindings, especially if they are cut on the diagonal.

  2. I love it. What is so simple can look so good! What about a scrappy binding?

  3. This is going to be great all quilted! Thanks for sharing!

  4. A check, plaid or stripe binding sounds perfect. You can always make sure there is a bit of red in it!

  5. Very cool use of scraps. How are you going to quilt it?

  6. I really like it! I've never made anything that small. Binding with stripes is my favorite!

  7. Nice! Any idea how you'll quilt it when you get around to it? Yes, I agree with every else--I love using stripes as bindings and stripes would look great on this one.

  8. It looks like a fun "little" project and no stress involved. Perfect for Sunday... Scrap Basket Sunday!

  9. I love this... it makes me happy looking it at!