Small Quilt Blocks

In between working on some family projects, I have been making small quilt blocks. It is my attempt at some sort of textile art. As mentioned before, I tend to save every scrap of fabric. My sister, Emma, asked if I could send her some of my fabric remnants. She received them today. I am looking forward to seeing what she creates with them.
I chose to make 5.5″ blocks. I begin with a muslin square and then just layer fabric. I do not spend time looking through fabric, since I want it to be quick and random. I just pull out and sometimes just dump them on the muslin. I start sorting and pitching as I try to make a scene with the scraps. Machine stitching is used to hold the fabric. Then, I add hand stitching to add texture.

This was the first one I made.

I made this one today. I used thread scraps to make the bird nest.

Flower Power Denim Bag Update

After running errands this morning, I was able to complete the Flower Power Denim bag.
It has a floral lining which is fabric that I used on two previous bags.
The lining has two denim pockets.
I used buttons to make a flower for each of the center denim squares.
I hand embroidered the stems, leaves, and decorative stitching.
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There is about 2 yards of denim remaining from the fabric I received from my sister.
I bought some charm squares that coordinate with the denim.
The white and grey polka dot will line two totes.
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