Friday, January 24, 2020

The Winter Blues - Blog Hop

Welcome to The Winter Blues Blog Hop.  It is kind of a Blue day since it is the last day of sharing terrific projects with Blue as their focus.  Another great idea brought to us by Carla of Creatin In The Sticks  So a big Thank You for another round of fun and ideas to add to our to do lists.

My quilting goal for 2020 is to make better use of the boxes of scraps and drawers of stash fabric taking up space in my home.  Yes I will continue to buy new but I really need to focus on using up some of what I have.  Therefore every blog hop I participate in this year will have at least one thing in it made using scraps or stash or both. 

 So to kick off the 2020 blog hops I have made a couple of zip purses using stash fabric.

These pouches were made for a zip pouch swap I participated in earlier this month.  Once my swap partner let me know that she was open to getting her pouch in any color I was on a Winter Blues roll.
 I made 2 pouches because I made them on my embroidery machine and that just felt like I was cheating.  It is a design I got from Designs by JuJu

So now I have a question for you.  When does a scrap become a scrap?  This key fob was made with a piece of left over fabric from the fat quarter used to make this pouch.  So does it qualify as scrap or just stash because it didn't get as far as the scrap box only to the end of the cutting table. hmmmmmmmmm

I think I'll give one away (pouch and key fob set) on Monday AM (1/27/2020) to one of you who leaves a comment.

Several of my quilting associates have been making these vinyl covered candy bag pouches. Well when it was suggested that we included other small items for our swap partner with our pouch I felt the need to go out and find a candy bag that not only had individually wrapped candies inside but that was also blue.

I was tickled that I found this one.  The only problem was I didn't take into account that the bag was tall and thin making the zipper opening a bit small.  Yeah I know I could have done it on the side but.
After it was finished I did check and it will hold a rotary cutter just fine.

Before I knew that I could make blue pouches I got started on a blue scrap quilt using this super simple block made up of 2.5 X 4.5 pieces.  I love the quilt   but it is depressing that it didn't make a dent in my blue scraps.  

This lovely piece is made of stash fabrics.  It is the back of the scrap quilt.  I'm not sure which side I like more.

This quilt will go to Hands 2 Help 2020 Comfort Quilt Challenge this spring.

If you haven't already, do yourself a favor and drop in and visit all of the other participants in this wonderful sharing of Winter Blues ideas.  Here is the complete list just in case.

Thanks for stopping in and visiting.  Hope to have you back again soon.

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