MAGPIE'S MUMBLINGS

A blog about my interests, which include crazy quilting and various and assorted other artsy pursuits and sometimes known to contain mumblings of a random nature.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

New project...and boxes of food

Yesterday I started on my next project, which is to make a quilt of sorts to throw over our bed using up a box of velvet scraps I was gifted with.  A number of the pieces were already cut into 3 1/2 x 7" pieces so I chose to continue with that sizing and cut up the rest.  Now I'm just sewing them together into strips and building the quilt as I go.  Here's an example of what I'm doing...



Not bad, for something that hasn't cost me anything!
The backing will be leftover pieces of flannelette, most likely pieced together to 
fit the final size of the blanket.

We recently discovered that our community has a wonderful program whereby people can purchase a large box of local produce (or at least in-season) for a really reasonable sum.  We miss the goodies we used to get from our garden, so we decided we'd try it out.  Yesterday we picked up our first box...

 

Not a bad haul for $15!!
And, it comes with recipes too!


4 comments:

Boud said...

The recipes are one of my favorite parts of my farmshare, too! just new ideas, even if I don't actually do them, being already pretty opinionated...you have lucked into a great deal there.

Mosaic Magpie said...

The co-op is a great way to help local growers and for you to get fresh produce!
Great job on the velvet piece and so nice it was all given to you.
Deb

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Lovely start on the velvet quilt! Will you be embellishing it as well?

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

I love your velvet 'bits' quilt - it's looking so pretty. How lovely of some one to pass the box of pieces on to you.
When the children were young I belonged to a Co-op and bought our fruit and veges this way - all in season makes sense!
Love the idea of adding recipes, now that's good marketing!
love and hugs
Shane ♥