From the Bookshelf II – Ellen Rushman

One of my favorite project books of late has been Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Jean Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison.  All the projects are intended to use up scraps.  Scrappy quilts are totally my favorites, so I was pumped to jump in…

As with most project books, I’ve flipped through this one a bunch, trying to decide what to do. Now I am planning projects that will create specific types of scraps…In addition to endless inspiration, the book has some awesome tips about storing scraps.  Given the state of my sewing room floor, I need to put some of their suggestions into place…

After piecing several tops with some of Michele’s designs from REPEAT, I had a pile of scraps ready for a project from this book.  Armed with some little dog ear triangles and 2.5″ squares, I tackled the “Up, Up, and Away” quilt.

Given that this was actually a Monday morning project, I didn’t quite have enough time to make a big quilt, or even quilt it, but someday it will be a great oversized mug rug or desk accessory…

Can you guess what challenge these little tiny printed triangles are from?

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2 comments on “From the Bookshelf II – Ellen Rushman

  1. Roz Daniels on said:

    My favorite book these days is “Steal Like an Artist, 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative” by Austin Kleon. It’s a small book that talks with humor about gathering ideas, making them your own, structuring your life, and PLAYING. My favorite part is The Life of a Project which starts with “This is the best idea EVER”, goes downhill rapidly and ends with “It’s done and it sucks, but not as bad as I thought.”

    I’m in a loop re-reading this book constantly.


  2. very well done!! this book (and ikea) has helped me with my scraps also.

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