Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Finished Scrap-Box Quilt

First you Dream it . . .
Then depending on that dream,
(some we can do ourselves with effort 
and some we need divine intervention).
You pray for it to come true . . .
or you get busy and make it happen :) 

 In this case it was getting busy
and letting my little fingers work :)
This is my hand-quilted scrap-box quilt.
Finished!

It was an end of winter project,
while waiting on the snow to start melting :)


Lots of different leftover fabric
prints and colors.


 The label.


You can't see it in this photo,
but there is a band of the peach
color at the top as well as the bottom.

I did this a while back, but I don't
think that I put it on my blog.
I have two old Goodwill chairs in my 
barn that I had painted white many years ago.
I had covered the cushions in a sage green,
that was looking very tired and worn.
So, I recovered them in this bright pink print.

They look much happier now . . .
more energy, I think :)


Back to the first photo . . .
look out the window.
Our snow is melting!
Happy, Happy, Happy :)

Keep Smiling!
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)



46 comments:

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    1. You are always such a sweetheart, thank you :)

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  2. So beautiful!! You are so very talented, I can barely sew on a button! Love the chair makeover as well!!

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    1. Thank you . . . covering those old chairs really gave them a new lease on life :)

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  3. You have been very busy! I haven't done much at all in February besides knit/crochet and wait for my back to heal. I love your quilt and your chair. Beautiful!
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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    1. Dear Sweet Betsy, don't rush your healing . . . knitting and crocheting sounds like enough . . . get well soon, spring is coming :)

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  4. That quilt looks fantastic. You are so talented.

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  5. Love your scrap quilt.Your quilts are always so bright and cheerful like your pretty name Connie Rose. I had not realized that your middle name was Rose! I had two quilters over today and we worked on our quilts so I am getting back into it. They are going to meet here once a month. Wish you could join us!!! Nancy

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    1. Nancy, that sounds wonderful, I wish that I could too . . . I'm afraid that with 2,000 miles between us, that might be too long of a road trip for a monthly quilting bee, LOL

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  6. Well done Connie! Your box quilt is so colourful it just has to cheer anyone up!
    Love the recovered chair too!
    Best wishes

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    1. Thank you . . . I do enjoy quilts that are made from scraps . . . so many colors and so much old fashioned fun :) Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.

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  7. Connie, I love all your projects. Those chairs are wonderful. You are a busy lady. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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    1. It's always fun to do something for your home and I think that homemade and redone add more character than brand new. That doesn't mean that I don't enjoy brand new once in a while too ... LOL.

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  8. That is just beautiful. What a wonderful job you've done. Love it.

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  9. You dreamed a lovely dreamed and finished a sweet piece.

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    1. Coming from an amazing quilter like you . . . I'm going to hold that in my heart today, you are a sweetie pie. Thank you :)

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  10. It is always a joy to visit you in your barn. The quilt is stunning and I love the chair, you are one talented lady.

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    1. I'm so happy you came to visit and thank you so much :)

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  11. Oh Connie! I just love your scrap box quilt! And your chairs look much happier!

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    1. Thank you Rebecca . . . you're such a awesome quilter . . . I just wish I had a way to learn from someone as good as you. Your quilts are amazing. The good thing is . . . I get better with each quilt and learn from each one, too :)

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  12. Your quilt turned our amazing Connie! Love it!

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  13. Connie, that quilt is absolutely stunning! I love the chair as well. Couldn't have picked a better color. :)

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    1. Hi Chasity, I hope that you get this reply in your email . . . I have been visiting your blog (or trying to) and I get a message that your blog was been removed. I can not get through. I have no idea what is going on, but thought you would want to know. Thanks for your sweet comment and for popping in to visit :)

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  14. Oh your quilt looks good and so colourful.
    I also like how you've done your chairs.

    Nice to know the snow is melting - roll on Spring.

    Wishing you a good weekend

    All the best Jan

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    1. Hi Jann, thanks for your sweet words . . . yes our snow is melting but very, very slow. The sun is out but today it is very cold in the mid thirties. Still dreaming of Spring :)

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  15. I believe you're always busy creating, not just dreaming! Your quilt is beautiful. I love the material on your chair, too.

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    1. Hi Melanie, thank you . . . if I can keep busy indoors, I know dwell on the cold weather as much. Still dreaming of Spring :)

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  16. You made your dream come true! I'm amazed at how fast you got this done.. and hand quilted too! wow...... I love scrappy quilts. My next project is going to be my scrap quilt from my bags and bags of scraps that I've collected for 40 years.. from things I've made! What I need to know is.... did you wash all your scraps first??? Mine are kind of musty from being stored.. but can you imagine washing a thousand little strips and scraps to quilt with??? or should I wait until done and then wash it and hope some don't shrink and some do! then I'll have a wonky strippy quilt. I'm going to use a sharpie on some of the lighter scraps and write what it was I made out of it... eventually this will go to my son. Glad your snow is melting too!

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    1. Hi Marilyn, I wash every piece of fabric that I purchase (unless I know that it is high quality like Moda) before I even take it over to the barn . . . and my scraps are not 40 years old, but probably no more than 5 years . . . I don't know how to answer this . . . Just use your best judgement. But if they are musty I would wash them and check that they haven't rotted from age . . . fabric will do that. You don't want to put that much work into something if it won't hold up. Good Luck.

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  17. A happy colorful winter finish Connie. Love the chairs too....I too think they look happier.

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    1. It won't be long before Spring, but having time to quilt, sew and clean before the garden work begins is keeping me busy . . . in a good way :)

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  18. I love it!

    I have so many scraps I need to use up.

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    1. You can always use another quilt . . . or make it and give it away :)

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  19. Oh wow it is amazing you have been able to finish hand quilting this, such a great scrappy quilt and I love your label for it also!!
    Such a pretty fabric to brighten up your chair also, you are already for spring to come, bet it is nice to see the grass once again :)
    Spring has come early here, the trees are starting to flower a whole month ahead of schedule

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    1. Hi Connie, thanks so much for stopping by to say "Hi". It was nice having this quilt to work on while the weather is still cold. I enjoyed the hand-quilting, it's nice to do while watching TV. I spend today basting another quilt top, batting and back together. . . . I think that I am going to quilt it on my machine. Having embroidery to do is another fun project for evenings. If I don't have something to do, I fall asleep in front of the tube.

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  20. Your scrappy quilt is gorgeous ... gives a very happy vibe :) Glad your snow is melting. Ours is gone now too, but every few days we get some flakes tickling our faces warning that winter could trick us and stay a little longer (but I don't think it'll happen this year!). Love the new look of your chair. I like white-painted furniture, but I don't have any in my house as my husband isn't keen on it. Enjoy your week ahead!
    Wendy

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    1. Hi Wendy, I know I see these homes all shabby chic and pretty, but I can not see my husband living in a Shabby Chic home. He's more the farmhouse or cabin type of guy and he likes the vintage farmhouse look that we both agree on. I am happy that you like my quilt . . . scrap quilts are always fun and filled with so many yummy cheerful colors. Thanks for the visit.

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  21. Hey sweet friend, thought about you today and decided to hop over here and say hello. Such a beautiful quilt you've been working on! And I agree those chairs appear to have more energy 🙂 Hoping all is well with you. Have a great week! Hugs😘 Sherry

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    1. Hi Sherry, it is great to see your smiling face . . . you are missed! I'm happy that you like my quilt, each time that I make one from scraps, I feel like I'm getting a free quilt . . . and that's a good thing :)

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  22. Connie, I love your scrap box quilt! It finished up so nice and to think that it was made from scraps! You are creative...and I also like the new chair covers! Love the print.

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    1. Hi Dianna, thank you and thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment . . . I love reading them, you are so positive and thoughtful :)

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  23. What a darling quilt! And I love the chair! Spring is almost here, Connie. Hang on! xo

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