I have decided on a theme for the year I am president of my guild. As you probably already know I love scraps: Scrap baskets, scrap bags, scrap quilts. Little bits of fabric thrill me. My blog has a scrap theme. So it is only fitting that my theme should do with scraps. I thought I would take a positive spin on the hard times so many are facing with a little play on words. So without further ado my theme… “Scrap happens, make a quilt.” With that in mind I thought it would be fun to have a challenge each month to see what the ladies could create from their scrap bag. As a prize I thought Lurline’s dilly bags would fit the bill. Who know I might fill it with some scraps and maybe make a dent in my scrap bag. I had so much fun making a few this weekend. First I made one just as the instructions outlined. I learned my lesson last week. So before I tried my own thing I made this Christmas dilly bag. Lurline suggested beads on the ends of the ties. I had some fun ones that I though would look like little snowballs but I could not get the ric rac through the holes. But I found that they came apart. So I separated a few and used the centers like snowflakes on the ties instead.Next I took out my scraps. I had a bunch of bright fun half square triangles left over from the Unchained Memories quilt I made for my niece. You can see it here if you scroll down the page. I sewed these into flying geese to circle this little dilly bag. I was so glad Lurline included the math formula for figuring the circumference of a circle, or I would have been hunting through old math book. How not fun is that? Much more fun to be playing in my scraps. I used beads I had made from sculpty clay. They are mostly white with swirls of bright color. DD saw this and fell in love. We have decided that these filled with a little treat will make great gifts for her friends. So I have my work cut out for me. Good thing these are so simple and fun to make. Thanks again Lurline. I love your fun dilly bags!!!
- Vivian Oaks on Fabric Journal covers
- Emily Bailey on Bust Through Your Scrappy Strips
- Carol on Bust Through Your Scrappy Strips
- Emily Bailey on Quick and Easy Layer Cake Quilt Block
- samantha on Quick and Easy Layer Cake Quilt Block
Recommended For You
How to Make HST, Hour Glass and Flying Geese
Emily BaileyMarch 24, 2023
St. Patrick’s Day Quilting Ideas
Emily BaileyMarch 17, 2023
Blogtips & tricks
Scrap Quilting 101
Emily BaileyMarch 10, 2023
Great dilly bags Em, and a great theme idea.
Is your daughter old enough to be taught to sew dilly bags herself? Ot at least some of them? Good bonding… 😎
Very cute theme and the bags are just darling.
great Dilly bags Em..
Lurline will be thrilled to know you made them from her tut..
What a great theme! I suspect it will be oft repeated in the coming years…
Will have to try Lurline's bag – she is so clever!
Your bags turned out great – love the ric-rac…
Fantastic theme , have lots of fun with it !
love the christmas dilly bag……
A great theme and some cute little bags!
Yes…lots of quilty goodness going on over here…I'm glad I finally got caught up with you!!!
And your hair is cute…mine is about an inch longer and so easy to keep!!!
Great bags — I love using leftover scraps and blocks to make them. I'm trying to make most (doubt I'll do all) my gift bags this year. I hope the recipients reuse them!
How totally super duper cuteamous! See, I always trust there's a reason for my blogging flow. I knew this one was worthy of a sit down with a cup of coffee and you know what my friend – I was right! This is so fun. I'm always "almost tempted" so I wont use that one again but I think my intention is to express how "lit up" the idea makes me. It's just the doing part…