Rainbow Bee - Scrap Jar Star Block

Prior to moving at the end of April, I was happy to sew a couple of rainbow coloured, scrappy quilt blocks for the second quilt bee I joined this year.  The block is called Scrap Jar Star and Amber at Gigi's Thimble, has a wonderful tutorial (click here), for making them.

These blocks are full of hand selected favourites from my scrap stash and I loved plucking out some treasures to share with my bee mate, Cassie!

Making the blocks was easy and making them as scrappy as possible was a lot of fun! Not too surprising, I now want to make a quilt for myself, using this delightful block.

Along with sewing two quilt blocks to send to Cassie, I decided a rainbow themed sewing gift would be a nice surprise for her.  This involved more scrap sewing, which as you may know, is my favourite for patchwork!

Since our move up the mountain again for summer, I decided to keep my sewing supplies at a minimum and use a Singer Featherweight for my sewing. These particular vintage machines are small and lightweight - making them perfect for travel and using less space for setting up.  It's been awhile since I've sewn with one of my vintage machines, so getting reacquainted with one has been fun.

Sewing  double fold bias binding onto the needle book, using  one of  the tintage Singer Featherweight 221's that I have collected. 

With great pleasure, I stitched a couple of rainbow needle books using the pattern from the book, Retro Mama Scrap Happy Sewing, by Kim Kruzich..

Rainbow scraps, vintage buttons, a text fussy cut and a sweet gingham binding, all work to make this needle book a special made gift for my qulting friend!

Along with sewing with some pretty scraps, I was able to dive into my vintage button collection to add to the details of the needle book.  I fussy cut text from an Art Gallery fabric, that reads, "Make Do and Mend" - which seemed like the perfect finishing touch to my gift for Cassie.


  1. Katherine, as always, your results are always inspiring.
    I am happy you are using your Featherweight. I should exercise mine too
    I love the bee blocks and your needle books

  2. These are such pretty projects. I'm a great fan of scrappy sewing, too. Enjoy summer on the mountain!


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