Something New, 11-22-21

I have come up with a name for my favorite thing to do: scrap improv piecing! I love to get out the scraps, leftover triangle squares and strips, separate into colors and just simply start sewing. There are NO RULES!

Here are two I’m going to bind tonight – fresh off the long arm machine.

I’m short on time tonight but I can’t wait to tell you about the wedding on Saturday – Tim’s youngest daughter got married and I’ve got some fun pictures to show you!

18 thoughts on “Something New, 11-22-21

  1. the other Angie

    I agree! Love both quilts and love your new genre – describes it perfectly! I just think that maybe you need an extra dose of creativity or brain cells, or something …. Not sure I have that onboard. All I know is, I like it!!

  2. Marilyn Miller

    Love those quilts!!! Especially the pastels. So fresh looking! You are an absolute marvel and inspiration with your energy and creativity. My husband and I are traveling to Clear Lake Wednesday afternoon to spend Thanksgiving with family between there and Mason City. Admittedly, I sure miss visiting your shop when we travel north. It was so special, and inviting with its nooks and crannies all filled with wonderful fabrics, notions, pattern books and your fur babies. I hope your Thanksgiving is bountiful and blessed.

  3. Devine,E.

    God bless you girl!
    Great idea and beautiful!
    Happy Thanksgiving…. we’re all so thankful for your sharing your Life with us

  4. Sandy

    Fabulous quilts Mary!scrap is my favorite style! Busy downsizing fabric at present, getting ready to move into 8 by 3 metro cabin before building new house, happy Thanksgiving to all, best wishes from sandy

  5. Carolyn Boutilier

    Hi Mary, Love your scrappy quilts and taking time to post.
    cold & windy here in Shenandoah Valley Va . Getting some Christmas decorations up.
    Carolyn b

  6. Kathy Hanson

    Love what you do with your scraps! Lovely!!
    I have been cutting mine in either 5 inch squares or 2 1/2 o. Squares. I need to start using you pattern books for charm squares and make something from them!! You just motivated me! Now to finish a project I am working on and start doing what you are doing!! Thank you!!!!

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Kathy Hanson – glad I could inspire you – sometimes just “starting” is the hardest part!

  7. Sue in Oregon

    What a great thing to do with your scraps! I love them.
    Wishing you and yours plus all the wonderful ladies in this group a wonderful and fulfilling Thanksgiving.

  8. Kathy in western NY

    I found myself this morning looking at the scrap quilts several times scrolling back and forth to them so I can see why you enjoyed it. We got a dusting of snow last night so our yard looks magical to me with bits of pristine white snow outlining roofs, fencing and tree branches.

  9. Anna Mundt

    I do the same thing! I usually donate them to the humane society I back them with fleece so they’re soft. I was thinking about bringing some to the nursing home for lap robes for people that are in wheelchairs, too.

  10. Rita in Iowa

    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you. Share this time with family and friends. I have a finished Bargello Christmas Tree Skirt and a finished top that was all black and white with solid colors thrown in, all scraps. I will send these pictures off to Mary.
    Stay safe everyone!

  11. Joyce from NY

    Love the scrappy quilts. My daughter wants me to make some dog coats for her grooming shop. We’ll see! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you creative souls!

  12. Candy

    I love doing improv quilting … it’s so easy and mindless! I find that the further I go on the project, the smaller the pieces I use. I don’t plan to do that, but those smaller and smaller scraps keep calling out to be used! So silly, but fun! Yours are really nice … thanks for sharing!

  13. Vicki

    What is the finished size of the improv quilt in the last picture (the flowered edge quilt)? It looks like a nice size I could replicate with leftover blocks. I struggle to find a table topper size that satisfies me and this looks just like what I might want to try to do. Thanks.

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