01 January, 2014

Out With The Old...

... Scraps, that is! What to do with a pile of leftover low-volume scraps and and ever growing pile of thank-you notes that need to be written at year's end? Combine the two! I had seen some lovely notecards hand-crafted by Quiltdivajulie here, it was all the inspiration I needed. Using 1.5" scraps, some cardstock, a glue stick and my sewing machine I have amassed a stack of cards and hope to catch up on my "gratitude" correspondence today. This is recycling at its creative best. Speaking of recycling: my husband and I learned (after unloading our car's trunk at the recycling center) that giftwrap isn't recyclable! Why, I ask? I'm going to be using brown kraft paper from now on, learning a lesson on that one from my children.
And in with the NEW! My first (almost) finish of the New Year.
(I needed to order binding fabric from an online source, so it's not quite done yet.)
This was a self-recycling project, I used almost every teeny, tiny scrap I had of this collection!
Note the quilted strawberries, the pantograph "Strawberry Patch" was begging to be used here.
"Strawberry Lemonade"
60" X 60"

Happy New Year!
Life is Good!

11 comments:

Paula, the quilter said...

I love the Idea of the scrappy thank you cards (and greeting cards). Did you say this quilt is for you? I have learned when using my iPad to comment to not go back and look at something because then I lose my commit and have to start over. Happy New Year!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Such a cheerful, happy quilt to start a new year! May it be a joyous one for you . . . .

KaHolly said...

What a clever weay to begin the new year!

Janet O. said...

Such a clever use of scraps, Mrs. G.
Strawberry Lemonade turned out to be delightful! And you found the perfect panto. I think there will be a very happy little girl very soon! : )

Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVE your take on the scrappy cards - WONDERFUL!!

I hadn't thought of adding words on the front - hmmmmmm

Did not know about the wrapping paper - thanks for sharing that tidbit.

Marie said...

Love your scrappy quilt, and the great card idea is wonderful. happy new Year sweet friend! Hugs, Marie

Anne Heidi said...

Happy New Year! Love your cards, such a wonderful idea! Your quilt looks amazing as well :-)

Laura said...

I love the scrappy cards! Such a fun idea. Happy New Year!

Salem Stitcher said...

Good to know about wrapping paper. I think I'll use what I have and buy no more. I like that idea!

Love the happy colors in your first 2014 finish! Looking forward to this weekend!

jude's page said...

Thanks for the great idea using scraps for the cards. I have had my granddaughter here for the weekend, and she did just that, and made some cards, and a button tree and finished the borders on a quilt. She is 9, we had a busy weekend.

Mandy said...

I made a quilt out of a couple of charm packs of that fabric a while back. It looks great!