Sunday, May 8, 2016


Boy, this was a fun and fast finish...

from scraps to quilt in five days!

   My friend Deb gave me some "Belle" Amy Butler 

scraps and I couldn't wait to get sewing!

 HSTs first, then strips on two sides.

Subconsciously I must have remembered admiring a 

Yesterday I had a 'flimsy',

and today I stipple quilted it. 

I had a piece of flannelette in my stash, 

"Playful Penguins" from Wilmington Fabrics

for the backing...

which is no longer available,

so I wish I had some more!

I used more of that lovely orange binding from my 

stash too!

It is not a large quilt,

just 32" by 40"....

but it sure is pretty!

As if that wasn't enough prettiness in my day....

I received not one, but two bunches of flowers

for Mother's Day, from my sons!

I hope all Mums out there had a lovely day too!

Happy days indeed!


linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday


  1. Happy Mother's Day Susan! WOW, I love this quilt.... just might have some similar scraps in my scrap drawers.... would make a lovely wall hanging I think!

  2. What a gorgeous quilt. Love the way you used the scraps. The pretty orange binding fabric sets it off beautifully.

  3. Simply stunning! I love it. Happy Mother's Day.

  4. Happy Mother's Day! Love this quilt!! And seeing scraps put to immediate and beautiful use just makes me happy--even if it isn't my scrap stash that is diminishing! Great job.

  5. Happy Mother's Day and thanks much for posting this wonderful, happy, bright baby quilt - it's one of my favs!!

  6. You can't go wrong with some Amy Butler. This quilt checks off all the boxes, fun, quick, and satisfying. Plus it's so pretty!

  7. What a pretty quilt! So bright and cheery.

  8. It may be small, but it packs a punch ; )

  9. wow, how cool is that?! It's beautiful!

  10. Great pattern for scraps!!! It's colorful and happy quilt, really nice :))

  11. A lovely and colorful quilt! That was really a fast finish! The pattern is wonderful. And it seems you had a perfect Mother's Day! :-) Good boys!

  12. Great finish on the quilt. I must admit I enjoyed seeing that design too.
    And lovely flowers as well!

  13. I can't believe how quickly you whipped that quilt up. Looks great. You received some beautiful flowers - well deserved too I imagine.

  14. I'll probably shock you when I say that I'm not a fan of Amy Butler fabrics. I think it's because she often designs prints with florals, and I'm not a floral fan. However, that said, I'm sitting here wearing a top I sewed with an Amy Butler knit! And truthfully, I adore this quilt you made! It's really great. I like the way all the prints mush together. Usually I like more contrast, but this one works for me... and you too, I'm sure. Your stipple quilting choice is perfect because... who can see the quilting in all that printy goodness, anyway?! Nice work. And way to charm the men in your family... fresh flowers. You done good!

  15. Great quick project! Ready to use or give away...Bravo! Thank you for linking up to #scraptastictuesday!

  16. Fantastic quilt Susan!!! Love those Amy Butler prints and that orange binding is perfect!!

  17. This turned out amazing Susan. Not too bad in the FMQ skills either! Love the crinkle factor from that stippling.


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