Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Found Quilts????

Last post, I showed a picture of a little quilt that I pulled from stash. It's nothing great, but as Libby said, "found quilts are always just so sweet". Found Quilts???? I loved it!

Next thing I knew, light bulbs were blinking in my brain and I decided to dig around and see if I could find more quilts in my scraps, strips and stash!!!!

Here is what I came up with.......


The first is copied from another blogger, Karen (with her permission!) and then I spied this post by Wendy with lots and lots of little quilts using this same pattern from Jo Morton! This smallish quilt, with the small blue floral inner border measures 33 x 27 inches.

The next is a block that I just made and cut up! I think I might have seen it floating around somewhere on the web, but not sure. (It's similar to Bonnie's Strip Twist....but not exactly. Her quilt has no biased edges....maybe I should have used her pattern! LOL) This quilt, with the small striped inner border measures 33x 25 inches.



Both of these quilts

are made using 1 1/2 inch strips
....and a few "almost" 1 1/2 inch strips *grin*
And really, there is NO rhyme or reason
in the fabric choices,
just pure, random HAPPINESS!!!!!

Anyway, all this inspiration hit and I just couldn't stop myself....even though I haven't finished my Orange Crush Part 4, my Star Quilt Along block 4, or anything else. I was just obsessed to get these ideas made up!

If you haven't made any small quilts lately, maybe now is the time! Get your thinking caps on.....next post I will issue a CHALLENGE!!!!!!! Are you ready for one????

Happy Quilting!!

13 comments:

Sweet P said...

I'm up for mini quilt challenge. I made one this past weekend and loved making it.

Libby said...

Oh what fun . . . I'm so inspired to go digging around in my scrap bins to see what's there *s*

Brenda said...

I was thinking this morning about doing a wallhanging. Now I know I want to...got to check out the stash and get started.

Brenda http://thequiltjourney.blogspot.com/

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh I love it!

Myra said...

I enjoyed viewing your Picassa photos! Enjoyed reading some of your blog...
I shall check in again...

FabricMom said...

What a cute little quilt. My mother in-law and I were just talking about wanting to make some little quilts. Humm, what will I make first?

Stewpot said...

Sounds like an "Amazing Grace" quilt...was lost, but now I'm found....Perhaps I could even try this one! Hope your household is getting healthier and stronger after the germs passing through...

Hannah said...

Hey...its been a week now... :-)

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love that phrase - found quilts!

Diane said...

Where are you??? I know your always in overdrive, but you really must blog so I know what is going on in my other family. LOL
Love and hugs to everyone.

Hannah said...

Is she alive?

Julia said...

Hey Paula, where are you? I have missed your posts. I hope that everything is alright with you and your family.
I am eagerly awaiting to see what the challenge is.

Janet said...

Definitely ready for this challenge - have several ideas ready to go!!!
Janet