Don’t Worry, Be Happy


Hello lovely quilters! How has your week been? I’ve been diving into my scrap bins, getting creative with recycled materials, and catching up on admin. I completely forgot our wedding anniversary last week, not that we really celebrate beyond marvelling at how we’ve put up with each other for so long. Ha ha ha! But it shows that my mind has been elsewhere.


I’ve put together a sweet little (medium sized) quilt made from scrap fabrics and an old, recycled sheet (for the borders). Rem has claimed it for his own, but I’m really pleased that something so.. so happy, can be created from left over scraps. If you look closely you can see where I’ve joined fabrics to make whole shapes.


My local supply/fabric stores have been closed under the Coronavirus lockdowns so I had to get creative with fabric, especially for the borders. I found an old, orphan sheet in amongst my linen; I gave it a good starch and pressing and took to it with the rotary cutter. Voila! a finished quilt top!


It’s been pressed, de-furred and packaged up ready for quilting. I’ll have the pattern uploaded to Etsy in the next day or two. Now to make a proper start on the Sloths. I wonder if I have another orphan sheet somewhere to cut up for borders LoL. Have fun, take care, stay healthy, give someone a virtual, virus free hug. Much love, toni xx

4 Comments »

  1. Rem will love the Quilt. Could you please come to my place and finish/start all my projects 😂 Thank you Toni for all the joy you bring us 🥰

  2. Hi Toni, I love getting your letters. They are so upbeat and happy. You seem to fully enjoy what you do and you do it so well. I too have been digging into my scraps. Today I cut out what seemed to be a million half hexagons. Hope to start putting them together tomorrow. You take care of yourself and please continue with your emails. Carolyn Langham USA

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  3. Looking forward to your sloths…they are so big in my support group, reminding me to slow down. Am starting to work on the Scrapbin Sheep. Love your work and wish I had found you when I was physically more energized. Yet, here I am. Thank you so very much for your artistic work