another scrap quilt

I started making these scrap blocks way back in 2007 and just never got around to finishing them…..but after the success of this quilt I decided it was about time I finished it off! I just need to tie it with some perle cotton and do some hand quilting in each block just to keep it all together but I’m almost there.

If you want to make your own you will just need 12 scrap blocks cut to the same size, strips of homespun or another nice fabric for the borders and then I used minkee for the back (only $9.95 a metre from good old Spotlight). It is sewn right sides together, turned out and top stitched all around with your walking foot. It is just so warm and cuddly that I fell asleep on the couch under it watching The Real Housewives of Orange County last night (I’m strangely addicted to this show full of blondes and bossoms) and was woken by retro daddy in his suit this morning! oooops! Anyway give it a go as its a huge hit with Keira!

And I think I’m on to a winner with this variation of my One Cup Cookies…. 1 cup of chocolate chips (or melts or chunks) in dark and milk choc and 1 Tbsp peanut butter (melted with the butter)…….I’m calling them Double Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cookies and they are goooood.


  1. That’s just what I need to snuggle up with on my couch!

  2. Now those cookies would be loved by my son with the peanut butter in them. Your quilt looks gorgeous and the minky fabric does sound very warm indeed and I am guessing it would be snuggly soft too. I can just imagine that keira will be falling asleep under it too.

  3. I haven’t tried using Minkee yet – I will have to look out for it at Spotlight! The colours of your quilt are so very pretty!

  4. Looks very warm and snuggly! I just threw out most of my scraps :(

  5. Love that quilt!
    Came here from Don’t look now. Like your blog.

  6. Anonymous says:

    The quilt is lovely, love your blog. Can you tell me how big you make the squares?

  7. Your quilt is so pretty, it must be so warm being minkee backed.

  8. I Love your quilt! I can’t sew for peanuts but would love to be able to make the wonderful things you have shown us. Beautiful, lovely things. What a talent you have.

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