Monday, 27 August 2012

Little Boxes

This week, the knitted gloves have been put down for a while.
Earlier in the week, I treated myself to a wonderful quilting book by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison. It's called Sunday Morning Quilts and is all about using up your fabric scraps. As I hate throwing anything away, I couldn't resist it.

Also I follow Amanda's blog Crazy Mom Quilts which I love reading and find it gives me lots of inspiration.

So this bank holiday weekend, I've been sorting my scraps and making little patchwork boxes (from a pattern in the book) to store my scraps in.
The boxes are made using scraps of the colour of the scraps they are going to store .....if that makes sense!!

They are great fun to make!
So far I've made a purple one....

See all my scraps neatly folded....kind of!

and a pink one....

......and I'm halfway through making a blue one :)

All my favourite colours first :)
Once I've made enough boxes and sorted all the scraps, I am looking forward to making some of the lovely quilts from the book.

Hope you're enjoying these last few days of's raining here today......good excuse to make some more boxes!

See you soon,
Maggie xx


  1. Hi Maggie!
    Hooray for a bank holiday weekend!
    Your scrap boxes look great!
    I hope you have time to sew, sew, sew.

  2. So pretty, what a brilliant idea, you whiz things up so quickly! x

  3. Those look great! You do such beautiful work.

  4. They look so pretty, and yet sturdy and useful. Superb.

  5. Oh wow. You've stunned me again Maggie. I wish i was as motivated as you...they are gorgeous. Cant wait to see the blue one finished- my fave colour.
    Much love Dawn x

  6. Such cute boxes. I really want to quilt but my sewing machine scares me! :)

  7. Wow, very pretty Maggie!
    Looking so cosy all those colours and patterns....
    Love from Mirjam.

  8. are so talented....I love your work. I really need to brush up on my quilting's been awhile since I made one and this just might do the trick. thanks for lovely ideas. Shari ")

  9. I very much applaud your fabric boxes. Scrap organization is always worth it!


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