Monday, 14 July 2014

Last of the backlog for now

A scrappy quilt, completed earlier this year.  Cut as one-and-a-half inch strips, roughly speaking.  I'd never tried this sort of thing before, but had seen a few and it seemed a good way of using up the smaller odds and ends.



It certainly is a good option for hiding little bits of the truly unappealing (and I had accumulated some stuff that was really not to my taste along the way).  The piecing was almost entirely random.  Occasionally I put two things side by side and just couldn't bring myself to sew them together, but mostly I just picked up whatever came to hand, working on the principle that over-thinking it probably wouldn't improve things. In the true spirit of making do this has an army surplus blanket inside instead of quilters wadding.  I really like the weight that old blankets give; there's something really comforting about cuddling up under something substantial, but boy it's hard on the hands when you quilt!  
Needle and Thread Thursday Fresh Poppy Design

7 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic! Great pattern to use small scraps and what ever colours! x Teje

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  2. Yes, you can put almost anything in there. If you looked closely you would see some fabrics that I would never ever have used otherwise. The less I liked them, the smaller I cut them.

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  3. Wow, that took some serious patience! I've been working with some unloved and neglected selections from my stash. It's amazing how just cutting fabric can make an iffy fabric design or color palette more palatable (and I'm cutting in 3.5-inch squares -- not nearly as small as you)!

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  4. Actually it seemed an easy make. I just did it in bits around other stuff I was making and then suddenly I had enough blocks for a quilt. :-)

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  5. What a wonderful way of using scraps - I love it!

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  6. Thanks, it's really satisfying to use bits that were really just waste from other quilts.

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  7. It seems that my comment has disappeared though I will try it again :o)) This quilt is an eye-catcher & I would like to give it a try with my small pile of leftovers. Perhaps you could tell me the size of your finished squares & if you have been sewing the strips on papers. Thank you a lot.
    Brigitte/A

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