Thursday, January 22, 2015

Three Scrappy Quilts

I have an overflowing bin of scraps. Well that is not true. I have three "snowboard boot" size boxes of ready cut scraps, an under the bed size  box of surplus or orphaned blocks, and a smallish laundry basket overflowing with scraps.  I also own  (or perhaps they own me) a box of dark strings and a box of light strings.  Another story those strings!!
My latest mission is to use some of the aforementioned.

Blue Bits.

These three small quilts use about 6.5 m. in total  of scraps, that amount includes the backing which are also pieces left over from other projects.

The quilt on the left is a jelly roll quilt cut again, so that it got some life.  I also added a bit more contrast. A design exercise for me.
A 'before' picture of the Jelly Roll flimsy.  Oh ick!  what was I thinking?  A decent save, eh! 

 Front and back of  4 " squares.

I have three more larger tops, ready to be quilted, also from the scraps and  the orphaned block supply.
 Oh oh, look at  Gudrun go.... yes! I used bits of batting in these wee units, basted them together with a large whip stitch.
Keep on keeping on, its almost the weekend.
Happy Thursday,

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Another finish!

     I  have a favourite group 'list' that I subscribe to, where the focus is on "stash busting".  It is an active supportive and entertaining group. Especially for those who like to use the fabric that has accumulated in various places for various reason.  This group also encourages and  issues challenges to complete projects, referred to as UFO's (un  finished objects)  :))
     Clearing things off the 'aroundtoit' is a great feeling.  I have cleared off two large projects last year and several small ones.
This project goes back several years.  It took some time for me to make this one. I got hung up down in memory lane each time I picked it up. This style of quilt is often referred to as a  memory quilt. Really?
 It contains my dad's dress shirts & a shirt of mine. I gave myself this licence as the quilt is mine and I am his only child.
G & G Quilt
A blue grey back,  quilted with fish which I drew and a pine cone pantograph
I hope you are resting in peace, Dad.