Wednesday, June 8, 2011

No Fat Quarters Were Harmed In the Making of This Quilt

This was a total scrap quilt. All 930 pieces!

Every fabric came from miscellaneous strips, squares, triangles and scraps from recent quilts I’ve worked on.

The brown inner border was left over from an old Thimbleberries quilt, and most of the blacks in the outer border were left over from the Gathering Baskets quilt (Primitive Pieces by Lynda) that I finished a few weeks ago.

This is my 9th quilt top finish this year – adding to my list of tops ready to quilt.


Deb said...

Doesn't it always amaze you just how many pieces go into a quilt? Sometimes I'm overwhelmed at it. My husband doesn't think it's overwhelming or any big thing - he just wonders why I would cut out a bunch of pieces to put them back together. He just doesn't get it does he! LOL

The Civil War Quilter said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I love using left over blocks and pieces from other quilts to a new project. It adds instant "history" to it.

Mary said...

This quilt turned out lovely. I might have to make this myself someday!
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Marilyn said...

LOVE your quilt. It is gorgeous!!! Did you use the wonder ruler to make the pinwheels? I love that ruler, it makes pinwheels a snap to make. Your border is amazing.
I live in Bountiful too and I am a quilter. I wonder if I know you.

LiahonaGirl said...

Hi Marilyn. Did you know that you are a "no-reply blogger"? If you add an e-mail address to your Blogger account, I would have been able to respond directly to you rather than via these comments.

I saw the quilt pattern made up at Quilter's Haven and knew I would make it someday.

How nice to meet another Bountiful quilter. I live in the Country Springs planned community at the northwest end of Bountiful.

I'm not familiar with the wonder ruler. I'll have to check it out. I just made the half-square triangle blocks using Thangles and then sewed them together like normal.

Loraine said...

Love your quilt! You are really on a roll now. Nine quilts is wonderful. I really like this one, and doesn't it make you feel good to know that you used up some of those odds and ends to make it. I's sure your pioneer ancestors are shouting hurray! Great job!

Berit said...

Catching up on comments~

Love the "Ville" in the yo-yoville. :D That's probably the most narrative quilt I've ever been interested in. It's a fun idea to commemorate the trip and break out of your comfort-zone palette-wise with a new quilt top!

Your mom's flannel quilt is TDF! I hope you'll favor us with a pic of it made up on the bed after it's quilted. Hope you go the backing sorted.

I'm totally bookmarking your "Using Up My Scraps" post--loaded with tons of useful info! :o

I think it's interesting you're planning to use tan rit dye. If the first image in the post is of your actual quilt pieces, I was thinking about how nicely the bits of bright and white gleam against the darks and drabs, but I'd have to see it in person. Overall, I'm a fan of Tan rit dye, however. ;D

Hmmn; looking at this post I see that your rendition seems to have a bit more of the brights to me; I think the Tan rit is the plan after all! :D What an awesome scrap=pile buster! :o


Meanwhile, i've gone over to handquilting my table-topper. :(

I like the look and speed (of a skilled artisan) of machine-quilting, but I couldn't get rid of the bunchy-ness on mine. I think this is due to the turning, then quilting the pattern recommends rather than baste-quilt-bind (finish edges) of standard use. Or am I just seeking to blame the pattern rather than myself?

Secretly...I like the act of hand quilting (shhh!). I did some briefly once before to help out another student during HS. But, I don't need another time-intensive needleart! lol!

Have a great week. :D


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