Saturday, January 09, 2021

Rainbow Scrap / Table Scrap Challenge Pink Update

                               Aha! My plans are coming together - I love it when things work!


So!  Last year Quilt Diva Julie said something about making placemats for Meals on Wheels - and that just kinda sparked some thoughts....



and then!!  Joyful said - hey Join me in my Table Scraps challenge
 ( she said that to all of us, not just me, but you know - my blog is about me
... so I took it personal ;-)  )

It got me to thinking...
and so! I called the Senior Director in our small little town and said
When you deliver Senior Lunches....
and we made a plan
( PS - if you live in my town - keep it secret! it's not ready to let the whole cat out of the bag)

My plan!
Make Placemats for my Table Scraps challenge


and make my backings for my personal quilts 
a little bigger so I can quilt these at the end of the quilt......



and try all those new patterns you want to try
and ideas you want to see if they will work



and Ta da!
three of the five  of the pink ones I have already made
are quilted
( again... binding.... story of my quilting life)


I really liked this little butterfly - it made me happy.


I'll be linking up to:

Rainbow Scrap Challenge

28 comments:

Susanne said...

What an excellent idea! It will be fun to try some new block patterns to make the placemats and experiment with new quilting designs. I’m sure the recipients will love getting an extra surprise with their meal. Thanks for sharing!

Gretchen Weaver said...

This is a great project! You use up scraps, get to practice quilting designs and . . . you'll make some older adults very happy. Happy stitching!

scraphappy said...

Placemats at the end of extra long backings sounds like a beautifully devious plan to try out new patterns. What a great way to accomplish a good deed at the end of every quilt!

Janis said...

Good Morning Alycia. I love your pinwheel blocks all in pink and what a great idea to make placemats and get them quilted with your other projects. I just love the creativity of the quilting community, so many good ideas. Have a happy weekend!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

My little quilt guild makes placemats for Meals on Wheels every Christmas. One side is holiday, the other side is for the rest of the year. We make 100 or more each year. We roll them up and tie them with a ribbon, like a package, for the recipients to open.
Learn faux piping binding, then you can do all of the binding by machine, and it's pretty quick.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

placemats like that should cheer up some of the people that get that service for sure.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What an excellent idea, Alycia!! Adding a little extra batting and backing to your quilts will make the work even easier. Love, love, LOVE that you are turning your TABLE SCRAPS Challenge into a way to help others!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Omigosh - what a grand and spectacular way to incorporate several really good ideas into beautiful goodness!! I love that you are doing this.

Quilter Kathy said...

Such a great idea!
I've been making 1 placemat a month for the last 3 months and I will continue that by joining in the Table Scraps Challenge!

grammajudyb said...

Awesome idea! Loving your pink pinwheels! And you are right, that butterfly is adorable!

Sara said...

What a great idea and I'm sure the folks receiving Meals on Wheels will love the placemats.

Frédérique said...

Beautiful idea! I love your quilting too, and this butterfly is fabulous!

cityquilter grace said...

our quilting group at the local senior center did that a few years ago....made 150 placemats for the meals on wheels program....it was a fun group project!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I'm thinking the same thing, Alycia! Still need to contact our local Meals on Wheels people to see if they accept these here. Your pinwheels are just perfect for making pretty placemats!

Chantal said...

Great job! Awesome gift to Meals on Wheels. I love that butterfly too. So cute! ;^)

Michelle Churchman said...

Oh Alycia, your pink placemats are so sweet, and will brighten the seniors’ day. Well done!

Michelle
https://mybijoulifeonline.com

Maggie said...

What a wonderful idea. Sewing the scraps and practice of all the patterns your heart can dream of. Some folks will be very happy when they receive a beautiful placemat as well.

Ivani said...

Cool idea.
Pretty pink pinwheels and wonderful quilting

WeedyMama said...

I like your butterfly too. I've been in a butterfly mood. And they are much nicer than yellow jackets. I don't have much good to say about them!

Donna said...

What a great idea!!! No scrap left behind!

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

Fabulous idea and lovely. I love your quilted butterfly. Hope you bind by machine so it will be a little easier or maybe one of your friends would help bind for this great project.

Delighted Hands said...

What an ingenious plan! The mats are so sweet!

chrisknits said...

If I was close I would bind for you! I love to do bindings. They are adorable!

Cathy said...

Great idea and what a wonderful way to brighten someone's day. Hooray!

Unknown said...

It looks like you're having waaay too much fun, LOL!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Great idea. I should round up my friends and have a virtual sewing party and make a bunch too.

Kate said...

A very masterful plan! The butterfly is definitely cool.

Susie H said...

I think pretty placemats would definitely cheer up the seniors when they get they're meals. It'll be a sweet surprise!