Friday, July 29, 2016

Pink and Scrappy

With just a day before the deadline of ScrapHappy Saturday with, I completed my summer haitus quilted wall hanging. The goal was to use up hot pink and mint green scraps. I am also linking up with for Finish It Up Friday.  I made enough squares for a quilt but I wanted to keep this project manageable. I have a fabric wall in my cubicle, easy enough to pin up this piece to brighten things up.

Since this is a project for my own enjoyment, I used appliques, one being a poodle patch I have kept from a childhood bathrobe pocket. I needed a break from Christmas in July projects that utilize darker holiday fabrics.

I stitched in the ditch with the walking foot using pink and mint green thread. The pale pink bee border showed up much better as a border than as a binding. The bees got lost in a baby quilt I bound it in that fabric. Since we are on the subject of Pink, I am linking up with Beverly at howsweetthesound for her:
Pattern of the Day features a pink suit from 1955.
Hospice thrift shop finds meant I spent way too much money but you have got to grab the items when they appear.
Just could - not - resist this Park House pin. It will reside on my wall hanging. It has a theme of white flower appliques throughout.
$15 for the souvenir plates, basket, book, doll and jar. Look for Steampunk Suzy to be transformed in the near future.
After I found the Knott's Berry Farm souvenir plate, I thought wouldn't it be nice to have a Disneyland one too? Hospice thrift about 30 miles away had just the right one.

Sometimes your wishes come true when you travel to the Great Thrift Shop Beyond.


  1. Love the quilt wall hanging art! You are one of those clever and crafty quilting gals! I am always admiring the beautiful designs I see. Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

  2. That is one beautiful quilt. I just LOVE it that you kept that poodle patch from your childhood bathrobe and that you have incorporated it in the quilt. xxx

  3. This quilt will DEFINITELY add cheer to your office space. What a great idea, especially with the added pin. Hurrah for smiles from the thrift gods.

  4. Love the suit pattern, they knew a lot about style in those days.

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  6. Such a meaningful little quilt with memories and special finds. What a good idea to have where you can see it daily and add to it. My daughter is also into repurposing clothing, got some very good buys when she was in the DC area this spring. Now the fashions are the flowing bias lines, so nice to adapt.

  7. Happy Pink Saturday, Tami. I am so glad you joined us. I love your quilt, and especially that you added you pretty pink pin.

    This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one with the most clicks".♥