Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Fabulously Fast Quilts!

Good morning cute people!
Welcome to my stop on the
The tour is to introduce you to the new book
by my friend Amy...
and I think it's a perfect name for it.

I'm so excited for Amy…
 and her first IS fabulous…just like her:)
Look at the colors of this quilt 
against the chippy aqua background…
so beautiful.

What is exciting to me about this book
 is all of the 
scrappy goodness going on.
If this is your first time visiting my blog,
You know I love me some scrappy quilts
and I use my scrappy stash
 every time that I sew.

All of the quilts in
 Amy's book are perfect
for this kind of scrappy stash sewing.
Amy asked if we on the tour would share a
fabulously fast tip…
and my tip is something that I talk about quite a bit…
How I build, store and use my leftover fabrics.

These are my quilty scraps.

Also known as -
my little bits of happiness.
They are all cut from
 the leftovers 
of my quilty projects.
I use them ALOT!

The reason it is so 
easy for me to use them …
is my fabulously fast tip.
And here it is…
I cut my leftovers into
 use-able sizes.

We all have leftovers that we keep 
because they are too good to throw out.
But really what is the point of keeping them
if they are just in a bin somewhere in your sewing room…
or under your bed?

 I like to cut my leftovers
 into strips and squares
and store them in baskets
 on the shelves of my studio
 where they are ... 
1. Easy to see  
2. Easy to reach

It makes sewing anything 
from a quick little gift to a 
large scrappy quilt so simple!
(and I love making something from nothing…don't you?)

 if you want to know more 
about my scrappy stash:)

Go check out Amy's book 
and go check out these other
fabulously fast tips 
from others participating
 in Amy's blog tour:)

Have a quilty kind of day!!!

Monday April 28
Sachiko Aldous of Tea Rose Home
April Rosenthal of April Rosenthal
Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane

Tuesday April 29
Jen Wilding Cardon of Stitch This! Martingale Blog
Amy Ellis of Amy's Creative Side
Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet

Wednesday April 30
Faith Jones of Fresh Lemons Quilts
Melissa Mortenson of PolkaDot Chair
Amy Gibson of Stitchery Dickory Dock

Thursday May 1
Lee Heinrich of Freshly Pieced
Lynne Goldsworthy of Lily's Quilts
Jeni Baker of In Color Order

Friday May 2
Katie Blakesley of Swim Bike Quilt
Lindsay Conner of Craft Buds
Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life


  1. I definitely use your 'pre-cut' scrappy method and it works Great! I've already made 2 quilts just with scraps (Strings quilt and courthouse block). Our kids love them.
    Amy's book is on my list to buy!

  2. Lori, I love your tip! I have been meaning to go thru all my scraps and cut them up like you do. I know if I did I would use a lot more of them. I am loving the quilts in Amy's book, a definite good one to get.

  3. I have started cutting and sorting my scraps and I love it , it saves me time and I tend to use them . Thanks for the chance to win this great book.

  4. I like your idea. I was cutting everything into 2 1/2 inch squares as I use them a lot but now I also cut strips, charm sizes and some smaller squares because I have discovered miniatures!

  5. I love scrappy quilts. They make the prettiest quilts. One year when money was low I did a lot of scrappy quilts and they made beautiful wedding gifts.

  6. Just packed up all my stash...yikes have been pulling boxes and bags from way too many spots around the house, so we can move them to our new house. Will be using your tips as I attempt to organize my quilt room.

  7. I have scraps for sure! Cool idea to cut into asst'd sizes! And 'specially to keep themin clear view...so I remember to USE them! lol Thank you Thank you Thank you!!!

  8. I really need to get my scraps organized. Will be looking at your method! Thanks for the giveaway.