Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Waste Not!


These two little quilts have been ready for quilting for months. The one on the right was made with "leftovers" from the left quilt. The instructions said toss them, they wouldn't be needed. I'm sorry, but I paid good money for that fabric! I added the Thimbleberries blue to create the second quilt top. My next post should show two quilted, binded, washed and crinkled little quilts.

28 comments:

Darlene said...

Well, aren't those just the cutest! They are going to look wonderful tucked in here and there!

Screen Door said...

Atta Girl!!!! By saving-- someone else is kept warm from the cold.

*karendianne. said...

Sensational. You get the five star imaginary "Sensational" button for day [at least] and for sure on this side of the Coast. I'm certain. Check around. You'll notice you're the only winner!

Louann said...

I love 'em! I could never toss fabric. Scraps cost the same per yard! Louann

Millie said...

Very pretty quilts. Love the blue Thimbleberrie fabric with the second quilt. I agree, fabric is too expensive just too toss. And even if it is older fabric, how can you just through that memories away without making some new ones.

Tins and Treasures said...

Not only did you pay for that fabric, but you worked hard to cut out the pieces. It was fun to see all the green stuff on your blog! Happy St. Patricks Day. ~Natalie

Carrie P. said...

Well said, fabric is not cheap to be tossing away. I know they will look great when you get done with them.

Cathi said...

I usually toss away the little pieces. But now that you put it that way, I maybe need to rethink that. They are adorable!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

How little are these quilts? they are precious, I love the colors. Good for you!!

Libby said...

Don't you just love those 'found' quilts. I'm so glad you didn't throw the pieces away *s*

Karen said...

Love them!

Amy said...

Its not nice to brag just cuz you get stuff done in 10 seconds,lol!They are both cute.......Amy

Carol said...

I love both of these quilts. Great idea to use the scraps in the second quilt.

Sherri said...

I love it when you can make another complete quilt from scraps! I've really been saving my scraps for the past year or so and have been amazed at what they amount to!

Fiesta said...

Wow , those are spectacular!

Karen said...

I'm glad you did not throw your pieces away! You have ended up with two good quilts out of the project! I especially like the quilt on the left.

Stina said...

Good of you... this is what I do all the time...cant throw away those leftovers... no no... and Im glad you didin´t ...two wonderful quilts that are family...:o) Love them!!

Carol said...

Those are just wonderful! Love them both...a found treasure...how fun!

Suzie said...

They are beautiful! Scraps should not be tossed away, what a loss, what a shame!

Zlaty said...

They are adorable!
I agree on not wasting the fabric! You did an awesome job and not one but two quilt! Smart girl!

Have fun quilting them!

Zlaty

Cindy said...

They're adorable.

I don't keep scraps - I keep "left over fabric" - because I always find a way to use any piece of fabric.

Needled Mom said...

Wonderful quilt with throw away scraps! Both quilts look fabulous.

Linda said...

Way to Go !! I don't toss anything either. you may need just a little for an applique. They are cute quilts. share your pattern? Linda

Wendy said...

I agree, if you have leftover fabric you should use it. I love both quilts. Can't wait to see them all crinkled. You must be so happy to get them finished.

Judy said...

I don't like patterns where you cut a square in half and toss out the other half! Nope, too much fabric to waste. I love how you used them!!

Judi said...

I love the mini quilts, simply gorgeous as always.

Dana said...

I LOVE that you haven't wasted a bit of fabric! And such beauties as a result!

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