These were the corners I trimmed off the connector squares when I was making Devil’s Claw. I took it as a challenge to see if I could use them in some way. So I started sewing, not trimming, just sewing.
And this is what I made with those little snippets – a little zippered bag. I need more practice on the zipper but I’ve heard that practice makes perfect. Ha!
Yes, Laura Boehnke lives in Garner and used to work for Country Threads. She has a husband and 4 boys and she’s a good friend. She lives just down the street from Connie and has what many quilters think of as the perfect job. I would answer that with one word that makes it a very hard job – deadlines!
The Civil War Cruise that Connie is teaching on is sponsored by Stitchin’ Heaven and has been advertised in quilt magazines for months. I had every opportunity to go along but I would much rather stay home and watch Connie’s dog, Hope. I’m not much of a traveler.
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Tomorrow is a busy day – window washer, carpet man, and root canal in the afternoon. Ugh!
Boy, you are fast!!! That is the cutest! You could use velcro instead of a zipper. Would be much easier I think.
Mary, My grandma would have smiled and complimented you with, “Waste not, want not.” Your cosmetic bag is really attractive and the dot border is great contrast. Love it!!
What a beautiful zippered bag your snippets turned into!!! Now I know what to do with all of mine and don’t feel so much like a hoarder having saved them!!!! Good luck with your busy day.
Wow, what a great idea for using up bits. Very nice bag.
Cute! I love making things out of bits and pieces!
I’m not sure how you find the time in your busy life to put scraps together so quickly – and then actually have a finished product. I’m impressed and the bag is so cute.
You’re always an inspiration, Mary! Sometimes it nice to take a break from making quilts and make something small. Once your small project is completed, your ready to make another quilt. I have some small rectangle corners from my feedsack paper piecing project that I’ve been wondering what to do with, now I know, I’m going to send them to you–just joking.
Adorable bag and a great ending to your scrapes!!!
Wow, just fantastic.Great job!!
That is sew cute! I will have to remember this and keep all my scraps.
Morning, Just wanted to tell u I really enjoy your updates and projects. Have a wonderful day! Lynda
Your creative genes must never take a rest! Love the unique bag.
What a great idea–cute bag!
HI Mary–Good luck with the root canal. I’ve heard they are not as bad as they once were.
Now I feel guilty for not using my little snippets!! Love the bag:) Thanks for the great idea; I will definitely use them next time. I have a mother duck sitting on 11 eggs outside my window in a residential neighborhood!! She and the drake wandered our neighborhood for a few days looking around. It looked like they were on a “tour of homes” and they chose ours:) I just have to keep the mean, nasty, large neighbor cat from attacking her and the babies. Another adventure:)
When life gives you scraps…make a bag!
What a great little bag! What did you line it with? More spots? Good luck with the dentist tomorrow.
Kind regards Fiona.
(Lovely and sunny here in Holland today, and a public holiday: the King’s Birthday. Spent it making an applique of a hedgehog.)
You are amazing!!!!! Creating something so beautiful out of something that many would have tossed.
Way to go!!!!!!
Now I know what to do with all my little squares that I sew togather from my little Conor’s. Nice job. Love it.