Monday, September 17, 2007

Rummage Sale

A couple of weeks ago I hit one of my favorite church rummage sales. They always have great stuff and tremendous bargains. I picked up a box of cotton fabric scraps, which of course to me is like treasure. I whipped up this little table top quilt, inspired by Finn's similar little quilt. I used the stretched stars setting on mine. All these fabrics, except for the black inner border, were from the scraps. Here are a few closeups:
There were scraps with a cute "State Fair" motif.
I love this little farm couple.


There were only these tiny pieces of the little clown faces. I like the way the second one has his tongue sticking out.

The whole quilt is 33x33. The inner squares are 4" and the outer ones are 3".


I've also resolved to finish some of my UFOs. I've got a few quilts hanging in the closet that need borders. I seem to poop out when it comes to putting borders on quilts. I've been designing and sewing the border onto this quilt in fits and starts. I want to finish it just so I can get my design wall back.

So what have I accomplished with this resolve?
Yep, I've been playing in the scrap drawer and I've started a new project.

12 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

Happy scrappyness....!
The Oriental ladies are most elegant. I hope you will finish this soon because it deserves it.

Vicki W said...

You have been quite busy! I love the little table topper and the Asian quilt is really stunning.

Debra Spincic said...

I absolutely love the asian women! Want to sell it?

Scrapmaker said...

Cute projects. The stretched star is one of my favorites, it goes together so easily. Jen

Granny Fran said...

What a great find those cute fabrics were. I love what you've created with them. Anxious to see what you do with that great blue and yellow pieced circle!

cher said...

I like what you did with these rescued scraps...very fun.

Susan said...

Wonderful quilts. I love your little scrappy and wouldn't have been able to resist those cute little prints, either. I love what you did with them.

The middle one is so close to finished, but I like the new project, too. =)

swooze said...

I love your work.

Finn said...

Hi Barb, what a great result from your newly re-found resolve! The project of old is coming along splendly and the new beginnings are just wonderful..*VBS* Makes me want to stick my face in that circle and grin *VBG* Hugs, Finn

Finn said...

Me again *VBS* Didn't realize your stretched stars weren't a seperate post...so I had to come back and say I love what you did with the scraps! And what fun to find such VINTAGE(even being from the 70's or 80's is vintage these days) scraps to work with. You did a great job in choosing a pattern as well as how you used them...*VBS* Hugs, Finn Again!

Deb H said...

What wonderful scraps you have! Such a varity! When I first strted quilting, my friend & mentor Kate told me you aren't really a quilter until you have at least 6 projects going at once. I bet you're a REAL quilter!

Samantha said...

Those rummage sale scraps turned out beautifully!