Scrapbusting Ideas – Home Projects

So if you are like Alicia from Felt With Love Designs and I, you're always looking for ways to use up your fabric scraps. We started something this year that we are calling the No Scrap Left Behind Challenge. Every other month we are setting a theme and we would love for you to join along. The first theme was "small projects," check out what I made here and what Alicia made here. The next theme is "home" and I have a bunch of fun, scrap busting project ideas. One of my favorite ways to use scraps is by making hexagons. They don't need much fabric and they ... Read More

Geometric Heart Mini Quilt

When I made my geometric heart cross stitch pattern I always wanted it as a quilt. At the time I didn't know anything about quilting and knew I wasn't up for the challenge. A few months ago I realized that my quilting knowledge made it possible for this to actually happen now. I made it entirely with scraps, each square is 1.5" finished, the whole thing is about 9" square. I want to get a wall of mini quilts going and I'm really pleased with this one being the start of it! ... Read More

A Scrappy Quilted Tote Gift

After I gave my sister the book shelf tote bag for Christmas my mom mentioned wanting a tote bag of her own for her birthday. I wanted to try out a new pattern though so I started looking through Pinterest and came across this scrappy quilted tote pattern from A Bright Corner. The pattern is a variation of Jedi Craft Girl's quilted tote bag tutorial but with a patchwork panel instead of one large piece. Jedi Craft Girl's zipper pouch tutorial is my favorite, so I was excited to try another one of her projects. This tote bag is fantastic for using scraps but the ... Read More

Dream Big Blog Hop – A Hexie Pencil Case

I love English paper piecing and foundation paper piecing for a lot of the same reasons. The both allow you to make really precise shapes without needing to do precision cutting or measuring. Susi from Tiny Toffee Designs has combined the two by making these amazingly adorable little foundation paper pieces that are meant to be turned into 1" EPP hexies. This pencil pattern is part of the Dream Big series. As soon as I saw the pencil I knew I needed to make a rainbow of them. I made the pencil case about 8" wide and 3.5" tall, it perfectly fits pencils. ... Read More

Paper Pieced Monogram Mini Quilts

A few years ago I went through a big monogram phase. It's been awhile since I've made any, but when I saw the Geometric Uppercase Alphabet Pattern (affiliate link) from Quiet Play, I had to grab it. Evie's favorite colors are pink and purple so they were a natural choice. I made these entirely with pieces from my scrap bin. The pattern is really easy and quick and I love how it turned out. Mira's favorite color is blue, but I did throw in some aqua too. Diagonal straight line quilting is my favorite. I mark the first line right down the middle ... Read More

Pattern Testing – Hexie Bunny Pattern

Michael Ann released a new paper piecing quilt pattern and I was lucky enough to test the pattern. I previously have made her mini raspberry kiss blocks for a pouch I made. The pattern is absolutely adorable and perfect for spring. I just did one block and turned it into a mug rug, but the pattern has instructions on turning it into a super cute mini quilt. I love the little hexie tail, there's so many options for it! You can get your own copy of the pattern here*, (affiliate link) and this weekend it's 25% off! And make sure to check out ... Read More

No Scrap Left Behind – Finished Small Project

For the first No Scrap Left Behind Challenge, the theme was to make any Small Project. Last year on Instagram I committed to a "Pay It Forward" movement. Someone sent me a handmade gift and I had to find 5 people to send something to who would also keep the cycle going. I've used the nanaCompany needle book tutorial before and it's a really good tutorial and allows you to customize it. I made a panel of tiny patchwork as the basis for the needle book. When I made my patchwork tutorial, I used 1.5" squares to start off with, resulting in 1" ... Read More

Save the UFOs – February

Last month I posted my UFO list with the goal of finishing some projects. I was feeling really daunted because the list was so long and so many of them seemed so far from completion. But I have some good news, I managed to cross THREE things off the list this month and I'm really close to another! I've been itching to start a new English paper piecing project but despite being a member of Project Starters Anonymous, I had to put my foot down on that one. I told myself I wouldn't start a new English paper piecing project until I finished the two Ferris wheel ... Read More