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Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Bonus Quilt and NTT

Hey there, friends!  Welcome to Needle and Thread Thursday.  This week, I've been playing with scraps from my Blossoms and Buds quilt to make this little baby quilt top (and y'all know scraps are my favorite).  

After looking at my leftovers, the shortest strips were 11.5", and my most narrow ones were right at 2", so to make the greatest number of useable pieces, I trimmed all of them to 2" x 11.5".  I had a chunk of Kona Bone in my stash, and it's the perfect complement for all of these saturated colors.  The finished top measures 36" x 44", and when it's finished, this sweet little quilt will be perfect for donating to our local children's hospital (one of our guild outreach programs).

When I have enough scraps from one of my larger quilts, I try to use them immediately rather than adding all of them to my scrap jars.  I can usually finish these little quilts quilt from my stash, and it's always fun to get these "bonus quilts."  They're quick and easy, and I know the families of the preemies and infants who receive them are so appreciative.  

Since I make pieced backs with the majority of my leftovers and bonus quilts when I can, I end up adding very few scraps to my scrap jars.  Gotta keep those scraps in check! 

Without further ado, let's get right to the highlights from last week!  Sally at Crafts, Cavies, and Cooking shared this beauty-

I love this cheerful quilt by Gretchen's Little Corner-

JanineMarie at Quilts From the Little House linked up this pretty quilt-

This lovely quilt is from Quilting Gail-

And finally, Turid at Den syende himmel showed off this stunner-

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  1. Nice to find your blog and have another linky party to join each week. I plan to join in next week.

  2. What great use for your leftover strips!!! Love your bonus charity quilt, Kelly!!!

  3. What a sweet baby quilt! Love all the color. Good idea to use your scraps right away. The features this week are amazing.

  4. I have been hard at work converting my scraps into bonus quilts recently, too. I like the way your bright colors contrast with Kona Bone, and I hope you have fun getting it finished up. Now I'm curious: what kind of pieced backing will it have?!? :)

  5. I love scrappy quilts, and your baby quilt is perfect. Thanks for featuring me this week. I used tons of scraps in that quilt.


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