Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Are you sick of hearing about that silly scrap basket yet? To be quite honest, I'm getting rather sick of it myself. After spending most of Sunday working my way through the remaining cutting, I just had to stop and try something new. That last stack waiting to be trimmed down will still be there when I get back.
So here is the first project that came out of that basket - all quilted and bound. I used a selection of 5" squares for the front. I can only show the back for the time being. It's a gift and I don't want to reveal more than this. I'll share the front after it has been received at the other end.Still not ready to get back to the cutting, I next grabbed the basket of 1 1/2" strips. It was filled to overflowing. I still have a pretty happy basket filled with scraps after these were taken from it. I intend to add some plain borders and embellish them with applique.
The weather here has been gorgeous, so quilting has been interrupted with digging in the yard. I have been mentally planning a garden for a few weeks and now the time is here to begin putting the plan into action. I hope to be putting in more vegetables this year than in the past. First thing on the agenda - a salsa garden- peppers, green onion, cilantro and, of course, tomatoes. I can practically taste it already.

30 comments:

Perry said...

Aha, the basket won I see, lol. Your salsa garden sounds divine. I will be so glad when our weather gets better so I will feel better, mentally, anyway, and I can get out and work in the yard. That definitely calms the soul. Like your strip quilt you have going!

Guðrún said...

You have been busy. I love your scrappy looking top.

KCQuilter said...

Mmmmmm.....a salsa garden. Homegrown tomatoes are my absolutely favorite thing about summer. 'Course, here in KC it will be several more weeks (months?) before we can plant tomatoes :(

Carin said...

I took a que from you and I have been cutting down my scraps. I got some baskets at the dollar store and have been sorting them that way. I am glad to see the lovely things you have made with your scraps.

Wendy said...

My gosh you've already made 2 quilts from that basket. I love the strippy quilt. Salsa garden sounds yummy.

Beth said...

Nope, not sick of hearing about your scrap basket, because we all know what cute things will come out of it, two things already! Your garden sounds wonderful, yum, a salsa garden! Good idea!

Carolyn said...

I swear the strips just multiply in the basket! A salsa garden sounds wonderful, I wonder if the deer would eat it?

Sweet P said...

Isn't it fun to just play with fabric without a complete plan in place? I love it.

Your salsa garden sounds yummy. Will you share your salsa recipe when you harvest the garden?

yellowfarmhouse said...

Love that strip quilt, really cool looking. So how about some chips with that homemade salsa sometime late summer, LOL.

Hugs - Karen

atet said...

Oh what fun projects from your "leftovers"! I was impressed with the number of fat quarters in the collection as well :0). Have fun with your garden -- mmnn, salsa!

Lea said...

Libby, a Salsa garden sounds very yummy!!! I can't stop eating salsa and guacamole !!! Those are my favorite. *S*

Your strip quilt is marvelous! Love it, love it!

Marcie said...

You make a basket of scraps sound so intriguing.

anne bebbington said...

Love that rail fence - the lights just sparkle in it

Lucy said...

What a lovely strip quilt!! So simple with a great power, wow!

Screen Door said...

I love your stitching. We've got a good 10 weeks before planting... I'm trying to savor the quilting time, but it's tough. You'll have to play in the dirt for both of us...

Angie said...

Those are both just wonderful, Libby! Gosh, girlie, you are really getting LOTS done!! I can't wait to see pics of your gardens again...I've been playing outside ... until the wind/rain/storms came in yesterday, and the cold is here today....I have a serious case of Spring Fever going here at Ships Landing, let me tell you!!! :)

Beth said...

Your scrappy quilt looks great. I might just use my scraps and do a quilt like that. I thought about a garden on Sunday when it was 78 degrees, but then yesterday we received 8 inches of snow!

Knot Garden said...

I love the colours in your rail fence quilt.
The ground is still too hard for digging here. Your salsa garden sounds like fun.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

Wow! Love the scrappy quilt top. I know about digging in the yard. Even though we still have about 3 feet of snow out there, I can't wait to start digging!

Laura said...

Lucky you getting to spend time in the garden. The salsa garden sounds wonderful. I can't wait for warmer weather.

Dawn said...

Oh I love the back! and look what you did with all the scraps from the basket! I want to be Libby! Oh your salsa garden sounds good too! I love to eat from the garden, but I"m not much on the digging/planting/weeding!

Mar said...

Love your scrappy strips! and I can picture the applique. Wish I had room for a veggie garden.

Lynette Anderson said...

I love the rail fence scrappy quilt, the colours are great. Mmm a salsa garden, great idea

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Don't you just love scraps, you can sew and sew and still have heaps...great quilt...

Valerie said...

I love your blog. I love scraps too. You are a very busy bee. Thanks for sharing.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG is it time to plant tomatoes already???? I better get busy.

canquilt said...

I love your scrappy rail fence. The strong contrasts make it very interesting. I can't wait to see the appliqued border on there. It will be beautiful.

Marilyn R said...

Wish I could be digging in my yard too! Spring isn't close here yet. Bummer! Love the Split Rail quilt! Great way to use those scraps!

Stina said...

I knew I would see something very special from that basket...and so I did...great job...I really love it...and the one who is hiding behind the back...sure it gonna look wonderful!

Shelina said...

I sometimes plant tomatoes and peppers as well, but I hadn't thought of it as a salsa garden. Sounds wonderful. I can't wait until I can plant a salsa garden here!