My basket was full of scraps!!
You know it's time to get sewing when the basket starts overflowing!
There's bits of fabric from very early quilts, even my first quilt! Scraps given to me by friends. The orange solid was the only fabric that was "new".
Some pieced combinations were tests for other projects that didn't quite make the cut but found a home in this quilt. I even used up scrappy threads! Half used bobbins of unusual colours, and almost finished reels.
Solids work well to break up the scrappy mish mash. A place for the eyes to rest, and to add depth.
The quilting is as scrappy as the quilt. I'm not very confident with my machine quilting so this was a good chance to get used to handling a quilt in the machine and play with different patterns.
The quilt ended up being 70 inches square and looks perfect hanging in our entrance hallway...
and in the trees and the bottom of our garden.
cattywampus! I am going to have to remember that! fabulous word and almost as fabulous as your quilt! Just love it!ReplyDelete
I hear you! That basket full of scraps is a perfect call for a quilt like yours!
I love all you scraps in here. I too just started machine quilting and as I work on my machine more, I am learning quite a few things about the 'art of machine quilting'.
wheee, really really fun. you did a great job.ReplyDelete
I like it. It's fun.ReplyDelete
Ooooh! It's beautiful! a GREAT quilt to hand on the wall and enjoy!ReplyDelete
Amazing what you can actually do with a pile of scraps! I looks great!ReplyDelete
Love It! What a great quilt!ReplyDelete
This is really so much fun! I could look at it for hours. The orange and turquoise solids really pull it together nicely!ReplyDelete
Hi Everyone , Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments, they really mean a lot to me. CheersReplyDelete
I am really loving this new quilt- I actually like the brightness and boldness and craziness of it:) Thanks for sharing it!ReplyDelete
Wow - I love what you do - and congratulations on your wedding anniversary! Yes, I name my quilts too - I think that 'anchors' them. cheers, Cait in Bunbury, Western Australia, via Carole's book journal ;-)))ReplyDelete
Love it! Love the orange, adds lots of zing!ReplyDelete
What an amazing quilt! and such a fabulous way to use up scraps! One day I'll find the time to learn quilting - till then I'll just marvel at the skill and talent of others!!ReplyDelete
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
It's terrific in every way!! The colors are so happy, this quilt makes me smile.ReplyDelete
Inspiring. I love the oranges and blues are perfect. Funny, but I am coincidentally considering the same colors for a current project. Great minds, huh? LOLReplyDelete
I can't throw away a scrap either so I'm really enjoying your blog. You've shown so many gorgeous quilts with great ideas for leftovers. Happy anniversary--and you look much too young to have been married for so long!ReplyDelete
best from Tunisia,
The perfect name for a stunning quilt!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing your pictures! This is a really fun quilt...whimsically bright!ReplyDelete
I haven't made a quilt in several years, on a charity crocheting jag right now, but that doesn't stop me from visiting often to oogle all the quilts here. Maybe I should switch to making charity quilts!ReplyDelete
I like your blog so much, I've nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award!
I have a huge bag of scraps and I seriously dream of being able to produce something as beautiful as this one day.ReplyDelete
It's hard to believe that all of those different blocks and scraps work so well together. I love the look of your quilt.ReplyDelete