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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Something Easy Peasy

Sometimes it is just hard to get back into the groove of a normal routine, and when that happens to me, my sewjo is bound to suffer.  A quick, easy project usually works wonders for getting me back in the swing of things, and after everything happening lately, this little preemie quilt was just perfect.

When I make a quilt and end up with lots of scraps of a uniform size, rather than add all of them to my scrap jars, I like to turn them into a preemie quilt to donate to our local children's hospital.  It's something my guild does every summer, and having been a preemie mom myself (Wild Thing weighed just over 3 lbs. at his smallest), it makes me so happy to provide a quilt snuggle to someone who needs it.  These scraps were from my Rock Candy quilt, and these Amy Butler prints work so well with such a simple pattern.

For the back, I pulled this gray burlap print tonal fabric from my stash, and added a fun strip of Daisy Chain fabric.  Daisy Chain has been out of print for several years, and I couldn't believe my luck!  I found this piece of fabric in a remnant bin at a tiny quilt shop while traveling (it has since closed, or I would tell you its name).

A scrappy binding finished this one off nicely, and it's all ready to be delivered to the hospital.  This little quilt is only 35" x 38", so it went together lightning fast!

Last week's party was just a little late, but nevertheless, such great projects were linked up!  Frederique at Quilting Patchwork Applique is celebrating Christmas in July with this super cute Christmas quilt.  LOVE it!

Katie Mae Quilts showed off this Christmas Double Four Patch quilt, with lots of scrappy awesomeness!

Julie at Idaho Quilter's Adventure linked up this pretty star quilt.  What a gorgeous photo!

And finally, I would be remiss if I didn't share this finished Good Fortune quilt by Tanya Quilts in CO.

Wow!  Way to bring the inspiration this week, friends.  Let's party!

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  1. Super sweet baby quilt!! What a great way to use up some of your scraps. And... get your sewjo back! :o))

  2. I love your baby quilt, very sweet and joyful. Looks like a little one will love it too! Thank you for featuring my Santa ;)

  3. A simple smaller project helps when sewing mojo is lacking! This is a lovely baby quilt and I'm sure will be loved to pieces! You've had rough week and an it takes a while to get back into a routine!

  4. Quilts for preemies... great idea. In a time that can be scary and uncertain it can offer comfort to not just the baby, but Mom & Dad as well. WTG!

    And Julie's quilt in the field is beautiful! MelvaLovesScraps(at)NolanQualityCustoms(dot)com

  5. I love that you use your scraps for charity quilts. I'm trying hard to do this more, and I also find that making something small for a good cause helps get back into the swing of the sewing routine.

  6. Sweet premie quilt and a great way to use scraps. I was going to link up but don't see the link?

  7. It may be small, but it's a great finish. And for a great cause. Here's hoping your sewjo is back.


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