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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Tuesday's Treasure with Melody

There is an old saying that I am sure as stitchers you have often heard - "When life gives you scraps make a quilt".
I love scraps and scrappy quilts and I think this is why I also love applique because you can still use tiny bits of that favourite fabric that is now reduced to scrappy bits.
I love that something beautiful can be made from those itsy bitsy pieces. I think as we have all seen Hexies are a perfect example and Melody our lovely hostess is queen of the gorgeous hexies. My hexie quilt below really was made from scraps that were not considered beauties but I think they have shown us all.
When I first started quilting I didn't have much of a fabric stash let alone a scrap stash and I really fancied doing a log cabin quilt ( I thought I might feel like a 'real' quilter then). My friends laughed as I was like a bower bird collecting the bits and bits they gave me with relish but the wonderful thing about that is my log cabin quilt is like a friendship quilt as so many of the pieces were given by friends.
There are some very old country fabrics there that I am sure some of you probably remember but the overall effect is in my eyes gorgeous.
It is still a favourite....I think because I can't believe I actually cut out and sewed all those strips.
Another little scrappy I love is "Bareroots" version of a log cabin block which I used my scrap box for.
So there you have it "SCRAPS" a real treasure to create treasures of the future.
Why not pop over and visit my lovely friend MELODY our lovely hostess each week and share one of your treasures. We would love to see it and hear it's story.
I am still quilting but can see light at the end of the tunnel as I am on to the border now and as Sunday was just tooooo hot to hand quilt even with air I did a little secret Chrissy stitching. Here's a little peek....
I feel a coffee coming on so before I pop off to put the kettle on I shall leave you with this beautiful sweet girl from the very talented and inspiring Mo from  Rose Petals from Heaven to celebrate the safe return of dear friends from various overseas and domestic travels......your loving energy was missed.
Have a great day and cherish those you are fortunate enough to call "Friend" as they are rare treasure indeed.
Blessings Michelle xxx

19 comments:

  1. love your scrappy projects michelle i really impressed with your log cabin one it was awesome,we have only been having around 10 deg here and thursday is going to be 9 deg,where's our sun,lol.xx

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  2. Scraps are wonderful aren't they. I think I love them because I was brought up not to waste anything and I feel I shouldn't throw anything away. The great thing about fabric scraps of course is that they can be turned into beautiful and useful things ... just like your quilts!

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  3. Beautiful quilts Michelle, and you are so right, treasures can be created from those seemingly unwanted bits & pieces...

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  4. Love my scraps. Find all sorts of useful things to do with them. Your quilts look great. Hugs,

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  5. G'day Michelle. Your quilts are just gorgeous as always. Take care. Liz...

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  6. love scraps too and have been rifling through looking for hexie flower centres.
    Your log cabin and hexie quilts are gorgeous! Love your gingie sneek peek.

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  7. I love my scraps too, and they find their beauty when they are all sewn together. Your scrappy projects are so warm and inviting. Hope the weather improves for your hand quilting.......but unfortunately summer is on it's way.

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  8. Love your quilts and scrappy is the way to go. Even those ones that look like they shouldn't fit eventually do somewhere.have a great day.

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  9. What an ambitious quilt to tackle for a beginner but you did it so well and no wonder you treasure it. Made all the more valuable to you because your friends and their thoughts are in that quilt too. You do have some lovely quilts.

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  10. Your quilts are all lovely. I haven't done log cabin yet but yours may just inspire me to start one.

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  11. The hexie quilt is an absolute treasure in its own right Michelle.

    Im a scrap-a-holic who delightfully hoards every piece for future projects. I love the thrill of not knowing how a scrap quilt will look when its actually finished and being surprised and delighted at the result.

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  12. Oh Michelle... I've been so slack of late...as I ALWaYs enjoy my visits with you!
    Love the log cabin quilt.. MUST make a chrissy one now I've seen that beauty! :)

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  13. Treasures are around us every where just need to stop and take the time to look.

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  14. Oh yes ... scrappy quilts are very beautiful always. There is so much to see on these with all those different fabrics. I love your log cabin quilt !!
    Your sneak preview of the gingerbread is great... can't wait to see the rest.

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  15. I love your Log Cabin quilt Michelle...I'm planning to make one for my Son for a special birthday! Scraps are great! And you saying at the end just says it all!

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  16. I love scrap quilts and cherish my scraps , they come in handy all the time so I can also say they are treasures to me .Your log cabin quilt is incredible , love , love, love it !!

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  17. Michelle your log cabin is just beautiful. How sweet of all your friends share there scraps. What a perfect friendship quilt.
    Hugs
    donna

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  18. WOW that log cabin quilt is just glorious Michelle.

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  19. beautiful quilts and i expecially love the hexagon one. i dont have a huge stash either. mine fits nicely into a 52 ltr container (so sad really) but as i plan projects i am slowly developing one lol

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