Wednesday, January 15, 2014

It all started when .......

It all started when I was visiting one of my friends and  favorite blogs , Karen  of Kaholly  , Karen posted her blocks for the sew along with Terry of Terry's Treasures called Good Night Irene . I loved her blocks , I was smitten immediately and just had to take part even though my plan was to complete some UFO's that are lingering in my sewing space . Maybe I needed a change ,or maybe I was just looking for a way to use these scraps in my cookie jar I have in my sewing room . Yes a cookie jar with no cookies , I don't bake as often as I did when the boys were all home and eating constantly so the idea came one day when visiting yet another favorite blogger Sharon of Vrooman Quilts and thought she had a great idea using jars to sort her scraps .
The jar was almost filled with a variety of scraps and some were the 2.5" size I needed for this project so I decided right there and then to give this a go . I started sewing and sewing and sewing some more ,until I had sewn most all the squares in this jar or at least those that were big enough  . Here are my blocks for this month's sew along , mine are super scrappy but I love them !!
I have lots more blocks sewn into pairs but they are all novelty prints which would make a great I spy quilt ,so for now they are on my small design wall and I will concentrate on this one . To see other versions of this fun sew along hop on over to Terry's and she has a linky list on her sidebar .  I am linking up to day to the Needle and ThreadNetwork as well . Thanks for stopping by and have a great day .
 hugs Sheila

31 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

That's what scrappy is all about Sheila....love it!!

KaHolly said...

Oooh, Sheila, I love it!! Thanks for the mention!

elle said...

Eye spy quilts are fun and this looks good!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just love your cookie jar for scraps! And your scrappy blocks are super.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just love your cookie jar for scraps! And your scrappy blocks are super.

hetty said...

Love your scrappy blocks! Using a cookie jar for your scraps is a great idea. I must 'borrow' your idea.

Raewyn said...

You've made a great start - no excuses needed to use up some scraps - I can see a new name for your version of this quilt happening! I too have been tempted by Terry's sal, a good leader and ender project perhaps!

Teatime Creations said...

Love the cookie jar idea Sheila. And we all know that fabric scraps are as sweet as chocolate ;~}

Jeanette said...

Love the cookie jar idea. I use one for my buttons. :) The scrappy blocks look great. Hugs,xx

Joanna said...

The Good Night Irene quilt is pretty. It's great to love your blocks. That's what it's all about.

Terry said...

What a great way to store your scraps! I love your blocks! Your quilt is going to look wonderful all scrappy like that! :0)

pegsplace said...

I love the scrappiness! So vibrant and this quilt will tell its own story with the memories of the other quilts!

Shari said...

What fun scrappy blocks...loving your cookie jar!

marina said...

love your scrappy blocks, will you refill the cookie jar for the next lot of blocks..

Fiona said...

I do love scrappy quilts.... this will be lovely...
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

Can't beat a scrappy quilt for beauty. Love your cookie jar...just my kind!

Rosa said...

Love them.They are a gorgeous rainbow.Have a fun week!

shez said...

what a great idea Sheila and love your blocks,well done.xx

Betsy said...

Sheila the cookie jar idea is wonderful. Your quilt blocks are lovely. I love scrappy.

Linda said...

Love your blocks. I have resisted so far with this one, but I don't know for how long!

Carrie P. said...

like you I should be working on UFOs but I just wanted some new things to make. have fun.

Lesley said...

What a beautiful quilt you are making!

Margaret said...

Scrappy is always good! I love being able to use up bits and pieces and you've got a good idea going.

Michelle said...

Nice blocks! I like your cookie jar :)

Scrapatches said...

Cute idea for a scrap jar. This is a great pattern for scraps ... :) Pat

Mary Ann said...

Love the cookie-jar idea, Sheila!
May have to borrow it! ;o)

Karen said...

Very pretty blocks. I love the cookie jar idea. I don't think you can gain weight using it this way but is it ever empty?

Jeanna said...

Love the cookie jar idea.

Your scrappy blocks are going to make your quilt stand out from the rest of ours...good for you!

Kim said...

Your blocks look great. I was going to use scraps but got overwhelmed at the thought because I had not gotten around to sorting them so I found a bunch of jellyroll strips I had leftover and used those instead.

Kris said...

Lovely Scrappy Quilt!

Sheila said...

I love scrap quilts. Your quilt will be fun. I store my 2.5" in a plastic container. Like the cookie jar idea.
Beautiful header picture. Is it Nova Scotia in the winter. I was there in September several years ago. It was beautiful.
(Like how you spell your name.)