I’m having fun working on small projects and getting things done.
First, I made myself this patriotic mini quilt entirely from the scrap basket.
The fun thing about scrappy quilts is remembering the projects where you used those particular fabrics before. There is a scrap from my first grandson’s baby quilt, a piece from the last quilt I made for my Mama, and scraps from other quilts I’ve made.
I just realized that everything in the above photo came from thrift stores, except for the cross on the wall. I love it all.
A better photo of the shelves with my favorite Amish girl, purchased over 25 years ago from a local crafter. I have cookbooks on the bottom two shelves.
A close up view before the little quilt was finished.
Remember the scrap gingham rag ball I made? 🤣 Here it is again! I also cross stitched this little patriotic piece and made a little pillow.
I only did the top part of this free pattern from Plum Street Samplers. The fabric I used was horrible to work with and I used the wrong color for the shirt. So I went back and stitched over instead of removing the wrong thread. I did not enjoy it, so I got to a stopping point and called it a day. I do want to attempt this pattern again—it’s called Happy Birthday, Mr.President — in honor of George Washington’s Birthday.
I promised not to show this again until it was framed.
I studied up on how to frame it.
And I did it!! Is it perfect? No! But I love it and saved a lot of $ by framing it myself. I ordered a custom sized frame from USArt online. The 1978 stamped kit was a vintage find on EBay and I enjoyed every minute of stitching this piece. My grandson, Chandler, stitched the “h” in “The Lord...”
Ok this part is cheesy, but thought I’d share in case you have something like this in your closet. I like the skirt part of this dress, but the top was too big and
So I cut off the top above the drawstring waist. Knit doesn’t fray, so no sewing needed.
I think I created my favorite summer skirt. Have you ever cut an outfit in half before? Maybe you have something in your closet you can reinvent. 🙃🙃🙃
Linking to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching. Jump over here if you want to see some wonderful hand stitching projects.