Sunday, November 10, 2019

Stitch It and Gift It



Thank You Carla for hosting yet another great Blog Hop.  We all need ideas for gifts and I'm sure the list of fellow bloggers are going to share some wonderful ideas.



Being a scrap quilter, I look at all my 'bonus' items sitting right in front of me.  We all have those leftover clipped corners, left over bindings, left over pieces of batting and an odd piece of fabric left from a past project.  These are treasures for a quick gift.




This little wallhanging was made from all those kinds of special treasures.


I had a guild member gift me her colorful corner cut offs and challenged me to make something with them.  I had just finished up my Kaffe quilt and had left overs and bits of the white to use up  - so they went into this project.


I made various 'basket' blocks using the block dot triangles for the basket and the colors for various flowers.


And small projects are perfect for practicing your quilting.  Whether it be with your walking foot or free motion - you can do it yourself.


Another 'gift' that came from all those 'bonus' items that you have stashed.  Pull them out and play - you will be amazed what you can create.


Even those 'that do I do with this' fabrics can be used on a back of a wall hanging.  Hey, it was wild, colorful, and flowers - worked for me.  Even the binding was a left over and I used every bit of it!!.

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And remember today is Veterans Day



37 comments:

  1. Great gift ideas Sharon. I particularly like the basket quilt as I have lots of corners to try and use up. I'm thinking mug rugs for my work colleagues.

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  2. Delightful little gifties to use up all your scraps.

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  3. Hi Sharon what a great way to use up all those little scraps. I have a very large box of them and intend to get them cut down and sorted so I am able to make a scrappy quilt. It has been on my "To Do" list all year and have still not got around to it as other probjects have taken over. May be over the Christmas holidays I can start it. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Susie xx

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  4. I love your scrap projects and they will make wonderful gifts!

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  5. Isn't it great to make something lovely from scraps that often end up in the bin!

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  6. I too am working to diminish the tid bits. Such a gorgeous quilt you've made with them!

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  7. great projects and I love "free" projects too and really want to do more of that when I work on a bigger project!

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  8. My favorite items are always the scrappy ones and your wall hangings make my heart sing, Sharon. Great idea. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  9. I just cut a bunch of those corners this week. You inspire me to make something!!

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  10. I have a bag full of corners that I saved from a couple of projects. Thank you for inspiring!

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  11. Two sweet little quilts. I have a bag of bonus triangles I’m taking south for the winter. It’ll be fun turning them into something, and you’ve given me some ideas here.

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  12. You are the queen of scraps, that's for sure. I am amazed at what you created with those scraps. So beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Sharon!

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  13. I love the way you use those tiny scraps. I love the look of tiny bits of color on white. Makes me happy!

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  14. I love the way you take the bits and pieces in life and consider them gifts and make beautiful gifts with them ... :) Pat

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  15. Wonderful to be resourceful and not waste fabric. The corners basket quilt is really pretty. Yes, remembering our Veterans today also.

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  16. These are some really cute projects, Sharon -- I love the first one the best! What a great idea for a hop! :)

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  17. I love them! You are my true inspiration. I love making something from almost nothing. Now I want to cut up fabrics into half square triangles...see what I mean! LOL!!

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  18. You have made a wonderful quilt with these gifted items!

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  19. Love how you used your gift of scrappy triangles!! I always save mine as well and use them as ender/leaders so I can also make a quilt out of nothing but scraps. Mine are no where near as beautiful as yours!!

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  20. That wall hanging turned out SEW sweet!!! Thanks for sharing with the Hop.

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  21. Wonderful scrap projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. Hard to imagine this lovely little quilt was made from scraps. You certainly met the challenge! Super job!

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  23. Love that little quilt. Bet your fellow quilter would love having all her scraps back!!

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  24. You made some wonderful gifts from your scraps (some even gifted to you).

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  25. Love your little quilts, especially the colorful one, using up someone else's scraps!

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  26. Your little quilts are wonderful! I really love the bright colorful one!

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  27. Sharon, your project is beautiful and very inspiring!! I love your work :) God bless !

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  28. Great sentiment--use it up! And what great ideas for how to do just that. We all have scraps, and now we have inspiration to use them up to make cute gifts.

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  29. Such great examples of frugal thriftiness and how beautiful they can be! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. I love your thought that gifts don't have to be elaborate and pricey, gifts are meant to be thoughtful and heartfelt. Lovely quilts.

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  31. I also have a pile of bonus HSTs hanging around my sewing room, just waiting for me to start piecing them together! And there are so many options for HST patterns, it's easy to pull together a quick gift. I love how cheerful your piece turned out, thank you for sharing Sharon!

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  32. What a great use of corner cut offs. Pretty!

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  33. I have always admired what it is you have accomplished with scraps. This is just another fantastic example.

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  34. Love what you've done with these triangles. I particularly like the black ones on the edges. Beautiful.

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  35. wow, love how you have used the scraps!!! So creative! xx

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