As you may have already read, I'm on vacation this week! But I made some blocks for my Gypsy Wife quilt ahead so I'd have them to share, plus I've seen some beautiful stuff online to inspire you!
So here's this week's Gypsy Wife block...
This one's called "Hope From Hartford". I am really loving the way these blocks look in Kate Spain's Latitude batiks! Next week I'll show you a picture of all my blocks together.
And now for some inspiration! Last week I saw a really cute pincushion on Instagram and immediately dropped everything to make one. Mine didn't come out quite right (probably because I didn't want to buy the pattern!) but I really like how this one turned out.
This tiny pincushion is made of four 2.5" squares and is the perfect size to sit on the bed of my sewing machine and contain the pins I use for piecing! Stuffed with crushed walnut shells, it stays where I put it, too.
I also saw this cute pincushion made with orphan blocks. Isn't that a great use for them?
Always on the lookout for good blocks for ministry quilts, this one caught my eye. This would be a great scrap block and would make an amazing quilt!!
And how about this scrappy quilt? I love the piecing, but even more amazing is the quilting!!
I love making rope bowls, and these particular ones, with the rope wrapped in bright scraps, are really calling my name!
That's it for this week! I'll be hitting a couple of great fabric stores on my vacation, with the intention of restocking some basics, like Essex Linen. I've used almost all I have on hand, and it's so perfect for scrap quilts! Somehow it makes my "free" scraps look like they're worth so much more...
What scrappy things are you working on these days?