Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Now THAT’S a load of SCRAP!

I’m off to my Hand Quilting Club in just a few minutes and it just dawned on me that I haven’t shared Leah’s newest scrappy quilt!! She is the member of our group who takes a bag of someone else’s crap scraps and turns them into a stunning quilt…like the one she brought in last week!!



Isn’t it gorgeous?  And all from ‘donations’ from quilting friends…you know the stuff you would toss!


If you take a close look you’ll see that they aren’t outstanding scraps..


..but step back and man do they sing!! 


Leah is donating this quilt to our Hand Quilting group!  The plan is we will hand quilt it and then sell it to some lucky person.  (Know of anyone looking for a quilt to buy?)  The money received will go into paying the rent for the hall where we meet.  Isn’t that thoughtful of Leah…it’s just the kind of gal she is! 

Also at Hand Quilting, Janice was trying out a new marking pen and it worked great.  The ‘ink’ shows up blue and then when you have finished stitching you use the white end to write over the blue and the blue ink disappears…like magic…Kids would love this pen…but  quilters will love it even more!!  Presto gone!  Got to love that! 

I don’t see who makes the pen?  Hmmm- that was brilliant of me!!  I will have to get that info for us!  Janice is off to Halifax this week to  see her new grand-daughter. So it may be a week or two…


Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you all have a wonderful, wacky Wednesday and of course…Happy Quilting!! 


  1. That is a beautiful quilt!
    And I need a pen like that.

  2. WOW what an amazing quilt and to think it's all from scraps! I am working on a stash/scrappy quilt now and it is looking so cute!

  3. Love the scrappiness of the quilt. I love to use scraps too. Do you and the other members have a venue where you can have a raffle for the quilt? Old Home day, at your local library, etc? Sell tickets $1 a ticket or 6 for $5. Just curious what your group would want for the quilt.

  4. What a neat pen....

    The quilt is just lovely..

  5. OMG - I love the quilt that your friend made. Does she have a pattern or any special tips I could use?

  6. Such a wonderful post!~and a wonderful lady to make this beautiful quilt and donate it... You are so fortunate to have your group!
    Great pen!~I'm going to pass along your post to my yahoogroup and maybe someone can tell me what it is so I can order it. If not, I know you'll find out for us... Your blog is so wonderful. I've missed some posts lately due to life getting in the way, I'm off to catch up! XO

  7. That is a lovely scrap quilt! The pen has a Clover look to it, but I'm not sure.

  8. As the saying man's trash is another man's treasure.
    Love the quilt.

    mmmmh??? more info on the pen??

  9. It amazes me when I see what people do with scraps. I am so jealous of the ability to combine leftovers with such class. Loved yesterday's pattern and fabrics. What a great find, like shopping without spending any money.

  10. I had to look it up, it is a clover and I want one, lol.
    Will look for it next time I am in the store.


  11. The quilt is fantastic and what a lovely idea to donate it to the group like that.

    As for the pen, I was going to tell you it's by Clover, but someone else already did, so I wont!