Friday, June 10, 2016

June donation quilt

This is the quilt that I am donating to Project Gabriel for June. I used the colorful hummingbird, butterfly, dragonfly print as a source to choose my colors from. It turned out cute.

Part of the front of the quilt

The back of the quilt

A close up of the back

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Chevron stripe knit blanket

Every once in a while I get bit by the chevron baby blanket bug. I bust out my bin o scraps and set to work designing a blanket that will be truly one of a kind.

To make color selection easier on me, I first select a variegated yarn. I do a few rows in the my pattern with the variegated. Then I keep pulling colors from my stash that match the variations in color.

To finish this quilt off, I crocheted a simple border around it. This is also a good way of hiding your ends.

This blanket measured 34" x 40".  It will be donated to Project Gabriel.

Thank you to my friend Patti for donating some of this yarn to me. Other parts of the blanket were leftovers from previous projects and products of my thrift store / yard sale scavenging.

I hope this inspires you to do some scavenging of your own and come up with a fun one of a kind project.

The pattern for this project can be found for free HERE
It is called Catch the Wave.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Dolls for my local PTO

Being a mommy means you can join your local PTO if you so desire. Belonging to your local PTO means you now have a place to make cute stuff for. This year I have been on a quest to clean out my craft room before I buy any more craft supplies. Yeah, yeah, yeah, laugh if you want to!!!

I found this super cute pattern online one day for making a one piece doll. I made a few and then decided to make some in my son's school colors. I took 5 of the dolls to my local PTO and asked them if they would like me to make more. The answer was an enthusiastic, "Yes!!!"

Here are 10 of the little dolls. They measure about 9 inches tall and are made entirely of my scrap yarns that were just sitting in tubs in my basement.

The school colors, red and blue, are in the sweater and hair of the doll. The rest of the doll, my 4 year old helped me pick out the colors for.

They work up quick and kids love them :-)

Monday, March 14, 2016

Nelly's Quilt Room

I'm starting a new blog for my quilting items.

It is called Nelly's Quilt Room. I have a shop on Etsy that goes by the same name. I'll be posting my quilting projects on there from now on. The web site address for that blog is

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Bible Quotes comfort quilt

Donation Quilt #4

This quilt was made with fabric donated by the employees and customers of Fabrics by Barb

The central word panels were left over from another project I had made a while back. It was actually a book panel.

The backing is flannel, which was also donated. The quilt batting was left over from other projects.

I did binding a little different on this one, but I liked it.

This comfort quilt will be donated to my local hospital.

I am having a lot of fun with these quilts this year. My goal is to use up as much of my fabric stash as is physically possible. I love piecing together batting and searching my stash for coordinating fabrics.

Pinterest has been giving me all sorts of ideas.

I get better with each quilt I make. I find that I keep learning little things along the way.

Thanks for visiting my blog. May you be inspired to put your scraps to good use.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Blue Strips Quilt As You Go

This is my third donation quilt.

This one was particularly easy and highly addictive to make. Why is it addictive? I can't stop thinking about making the next one and what color combinations to use.

I have lots of fabric to use and this particular design is a great one for someone like me. I like small, simple projects that work up quickly, but look cute.

This is a close up of the back of the quilt.

The finished measurement is 45 inches by 60 inches

The top of the quilt was all donated fabrics in shades of blue. The back of the quilt is an owl print flannel. Strips were sewn in the Quilt As You Go method. (If you're a tad confused, Google: Quilt As You Go)

This worked up so fast and easy that it may be my go to method from now on. I hate having to pin a quilt sandwich together. With this method, I still had to pin, but strips were sewn and quilted in one easy step.

Fabrics that were donated were given to me by the customers and employees of Schrader's Fabrics by Barb.

The flannel and batting I purchased with the funds from my Etsy shop, Nelly's Quilt Room

This quilt has been donated to the Gabriel Project.


Blue Spiral Isolette Cover Quilt

This is my second quilt to donate this year. It was a lot of work. I'm not sure I'll do another one like this, but it was a lot of fun and I was able to use up a lot of small scraps and a fabric panel that didn't sell in my Etsy shop, Nelly's Quilt Room.

The center piece is a fabric panel. The surrounding fabrics were individually pieced together. About 90% of the top fabrics were donated.

The backing is flannel that was donated to me.

The fabrics donated to me for this project were given to me by employees and customers of Schrader's Fabrics by Barb.

The finished quilt measured 50 inches by 60 inches. It will be donated to my local hospital.