Thursday, November 15, 2018

Phone Book Quilt

Hi, everyone!  I'm still sewing the binding on my Wonky Army Stars -- a little each time I hit the Studio.  I'm also still working on my "phone book" quilt.  As I explained in my last post, you cut pages from phone books and use them as foundation papers for (in this case) scrap quilts.


Just line the strips up and sew.  Sewing to the paper helps stabilize everything.  No measuring, just grab from those scrap baskets and GO!

After each page is covered, trim everything up to the size of the papers.  I've got three different widths going, just to keep things interesting.  I was inspired by the quilt at this link.  Oh.  And somehow I had some strippy rows just laying around that were rejected from another project - so I'm throwing them into the mix.

I started sewing block to block:


... then laid everything out to see how I was doing.


The girls were a big help!  (Maggie has learned to "go around".  They are both so incredibly well-behaved!)

I thought we needed a more length.  This will be an "end of the bed" topper quilt -- sort of decorative, sort of "keep the feet warm".


I finally broke down and bought some of those little clips.  They are WONDERFUL for things like this!

Here's what I've got:


I think that's perfect -- I'll trim those extras off and will probably use them on the back.  I liked the layout, but didn't want to leave it all on the floor, so I marked the rows:


... then gathered the long columns up and put them on my sewing table.  (I save the bread tag thingies and use them as row markers.)

Today, my goal is to get the whole top pieced together.  As you can see, I used a LOT of my scraps -- but somehow the baskets are still very full.  How does this happen?!?  More scrap projects to come.

Thanks for reading!


  1. WOW! We love seeing the amazing things you come up with.

  2. I think the never ending supply of scraps is kind of like "loaves and fishes". They never seem to run out. LOL! I love how your scrap quilt is looking. It should make a nice addition to the denim quilt.


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