Scrap Happy Day

I haven’t been doing a lot of sewing these last few months since we lost our little Clarke, but recently I finished a commission for a baby who is due in September. The surrogate Aunt and I had gone shopping to find the perfect fabrics for a little boy.

The green fabric is the perfect match for the cubes in the storage unit for the nursery.

I designed, sewed, quilted and bound the quilt and made a matching pillowcase.

Once everything was finished I was left with a few bits and pieces of fabric. That’s when I had a squirrel attack me since these fabrics are just too cute to add to the scrap bin for use “someday”.

Recently my granddaughter informed me that “no one uses crib quilts Nana. We all use sleep sacks now.” I had made the quilt for the little guy large enough to be a floor quilt or to go on a youth or even a single bed and had the matching pillowcase as well, but I did have those leftover scraps so I had to drop everything else and make a little quilt that would work for a car seat quilt.

I did some stitch in the ditch to stabilize everything once I had it sandwiched and basted. Then I did stitch some diagonal lines of stitching. I wanted it to be secure since it will be washed a lot, but I didn’t want it to be too stiff.

All that was left when I put the binding on this little quilt was 2 – 2” squares. 😁

Here are the other Scrapsters that link up their Scrap Happy posts.

KateGun, EvaSue, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill,
JanMoira, SandraChrisAlys,
ClaireJeanJon, DawnJuleGwen,
Bekki, Sunny, Kjerstin, Sue LVera,
NanetteAnn, Dawn 2, Bear, Carol,
Preeti, EdithDebbierose and Viv

Thank you for stopping by to read my post. Have a happy scrappy day. 😉 Carol


Published by Carol Andrews

I have been fondling fabric and creating things with fabric and fiber for as long as I can remember. My children had homemade clothes, blankets, canning and quilts most of their lives. Now I create goodies to share! Hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoy making them! When I am not creating with fiber or fabric I keep busy with Dear Heart, kids, grandkids, great grandkids.

17 thoughts on “Scrap Happy Day

    1. Thank you Sandra. Those little quilts work as either a car seat quilt or a runner. I enjoy making them and with our fall and winter weather it just makes sense to have extras in the car 😉


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