Little Green Apples

Hi Quilting Friends,

Welcome to the “Little Green Apples” Sew It-Show It Challenge blog hop. Thank you to our quilting friend Carol, host of this month’s challenge.

The challenge for March was to create a project that included apples or green. We’re pretty good at green around here, but not so much at apples! (We may need to do something about that in the future.) Here are a few of our green projects-

  • Saint Patrick's Day Coaster Set by Ms P Designs USA
  • March 2019 BOM by Ms P Designs USA
  • Jumpin' Jungle Baby Quilt by Ms P Designs USA

Sharon here. My project for this challenge is called a “Frankenbag”, and I really loved making it! Here’s my photo finish-

Frankenbag A by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA

When I sorted and organized my fabric scraps a couple of years ago, I decided to toss all of my extra blocks, leftover pieces, unused appliques, and strip sets into a drawer together. I used some of those pieces to make a set of colorful scrappy boxes for scrap storage, but the rest of the leftovers just sat in the drawer as I really didn’t have anything in mind for them at the time.

Inspiration hit me over the head in January when I saw a post on Facebook of something called a “Frankenbag”. I did a search and found this tutorial from Anne at Agile Jack. Just as Mary Shelley’s “Dr. Frankenstein” used leftover body parts to create his famous monster, a quilter can make a “Frankenbag” from leftover pieces of fabric!

I pulled out all of the green, yellow, aqua, and blue parts in my weird collection, adding some coordinating scraps and a few black and white pieces, and I had loads of fun piecing it all together! I enjoyed making a useful project out of pieces that any “normal” person would have tossed into the bin, and I think that it’s lovely.

Frankenbag B by Sharon @ Ms P Designs USA

We’re SEW happy that you’ve stopped by today for a visit, and we hope that you enjoyed seeing our projects. We’d love to read your comment- it just makes our day!

Keep reading to find the list of today’s participating bloggers.

Happy quilting,

Sharon & Susan

Today’s Participating Bloggers


Ms P Designs USA (You are here!)

Words & Stitches

The Crafty Grammie


Texas Quilt Gal

Pinker n’ Punkin Quilting & Stitching

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34 thoughts on “Little Green Apples

  1. I love that little leprechaun peeking out at the world! What a cutie. Frankenbag is a great idea. We all seem to have piles of “stuff” that never made it into a project. You colors are gorgeous!

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  2. That is definitely a fun Frankenbag. Anne’s idea gives us incentive to look beyond the obvious, and create beauty from other places.

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  3. Oh, my goodness, Sharon, your Frankenbag is awesome! I love how bright and cheery this is. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us!

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  4. Such a great idea! I have so many random blocks that I currently just have in a pile waiting for the right project. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Is a lovely bag and I also love the name you gave it. What a wonderful thing to use those scraps up – I need to make a Frankenbag, too. 🙂

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  6. Great projects! The little leprechaun is adorable. I will have to make myself a Frankenbag — or 2 or 3! I have a stash of sample blocks I’ve kept (just because). You’ve given me the incentive to dig through it.

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