Sunday, December 7, 2008

A Scrap Quilting Treat to Myself



This is a new book by Bonnie Hunter who has the Quiltville site. I've gotten SO much information from Quiltville and when I saw this book I couldn't wait to own it! Its just one small way to repay Bonnie for all the free information I've taken advantage of.

I love to make scrap quilts from real scraps and by repurposing old clothing such as cotton shirts and jeans. Bonnie's new book "Scraps & Shirttails" is all about "Green" quilting. Not only is this a thrifty way to quilt, I love the way the quilts turn out.

I've made a couple of quilts using outgrown jeans worn by my son. I've shown them on my blog before, but here they are again.



10 comments:

Janel said...

Wow...you do such beautiful work!!! Your family is blessed to have you as a wife/mom!!!
Janel

Elizabeth said...

Hi Debbie,
How pretty. Bonnie has done some long arm quilting for me in the past. She does a great job.I used my opurse over the week end.People your amazed it was homemade. I am going to start giving people your web site address where to buy them. :)
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Lyn said...

Those quilts are simply gorgeous, Debbie!

Alexandra said...

I'm coveting that quilt! One of these days when I have more time I'll piece together a quilt. I make quits, but they are more like comforters with just fabric and batting. I may try strips before I go to actual squares.

I thought of you the other day when I saw the cutest tea pot cozy in a very trendy California Tea company catalog.It would be so easy to make! I'll try to find the picture online. If not, it was just two pieces of cute country fabric sewn together like a hat - two semi circles.

If you make those laptop covers for resale, I'll be sure to post a positive review for you. I am enjoying mine very much.

Anonymous said...

I have lots of used denim from worn jeans - you know, the lower part of the leg (below the worn out knee! Would you like me to keep them for you?

Beautiful quilts.

mjw

Mom2fur said...

Those are so beautiful! I wish I could quilt like that. All my blocks come out crooked.

Rhonda in OK said...

your quilts are so nice! I don't have much blue in my house but I am always drawn to it.

That book may be something I get for myself with birthday or Christmas money.

whenever I finish a big quilt, like I did last week, I am so tired of quilting and don't even want to think about starting another one, But I am getting over that phase really fast this time.

Terri said...

I love your quilts, Debbie! I can't seem to get beyond squares but perhaps one day I'll branch out. LOL!

ancient one said...

Well, if you've shown them before, I missed them the first time... They are simply beautiful !!

A Garden Girl said...

Your quilts are beautiful! I especially liked the plaid and jean one that was set on point. I have a bag of plaid flannel shirts in our shed that I want to use for a similar quilt.

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