last year when i made my first quilt, i vowed to make a quilt each year. my first quilt, a gift for my nephew, was the single reason i began sewing. i wanted to make him a quilt just like my great grandmother made me. something he could crawl on, build forts with & cuddle up beneath at night.
soon after, i fell in love with sewing. making tangibles with bits of fabric & thread to fit a need within the home inspired me. thus began my little natalie creates business.
each time i made something throughout the year, i collected the scraps in a little plastic bin on my yellow metal shelf in my studio. after several months, it was overflowing with bright bits of fabric.
the year of scraps quilt was born. my 2014 quilt.
i didn't really follow a pattern for this quilt. i simply cut up bits of fabric that were about 5 in wide & various lengths. i made it a lap size quilt partly due to my machine's capacity to quilt but also because i was in need of a quilt for cozying up at night by the wood burning stove.
i used a vintage sheet i thrifted for $3 for the underside. i was inspired by a friend to use a sheet for my quilt & i am so happy i did. i love the look & it was affordable, too. i purchased the quilt binding from the local craft store.
i didn't do anything special for the quilting. i just quilted it along the rows. simple & quick!
the year of scraps quilt is definitely goat approved!
i love the practice of making a quilt during the winter months. it brightens up my studio & brings purpose to the cold, short winter days.
this spring, i hope to make a handful of simple tunics for pairing with cardigans & leggings.
what's on your list to create?
happy monday, friends!
p.s. the shop reopens this upcoming thursday at 8 am central time with reversible headbands & happy flags. yay!