This quilt began because of
My strip basket was getting full.
This is a problem I wanted to solve.
My scraps are pretty well organized....
The 2", 2 1/2", 3"....etc. squares go into their respective bags.
The small pieces go into their "color drawer".
the strips leftover from trimming backings,
go into this basket.
There are ALL widths and lengths included.
I sewed 2, 3 or 4 strips together
cut them into 2 1/2" segments.
Made some LONG segmented strips 2 1/2" wide....
A quilt was born.
Lots of PINK.
RED....because every quilt needs a little red.
WHITE..... because I like what white does to a quilt.
And I had to add some other colors to make it sing!!!!
It's not quilted.
When will I quilt it?
When will I quilt the last few quilt tops I've pieced???
When will I WANT to quilt a quilt???
around my mind.
I avoid them.
I piece another quilt.
I love that! Keep piecing. That's why they invented long arm quilters.ReplyDelete
It's wonderful! Thanks for sharing your process.ReplyDelete
Love this - especially the little pops of red here and there. Great job using your scraps.ReplyDelete
What a neat way to use up accumulating strips! Very nice...ReplyDelete
You are so wonderful Beth!ReplyDelete
Other people throw those skinnies away - I love using these - you show just what potential those beauties have. A wonderful, cheerful, colorful quilt!ReplyDelete
What a great quilt. That's why I love scraps. Maybe I like then too much. Today while doing a little housekeeping in my sewing room I found a bag marked small scraps from a few years ago before my scraps were organized! Yikes!ReplyDelete
That's beautiful Beth!! And I feel your pain - I have nine flimsies all ready to quilt, just haven't had time to get to them!! Soon, I hope....ReplyDelete
This is another triumph, Beth, really in the original spirit of patchworking, too! I love the piecing too and suspect that the key to loving quilting is in lots of practise on bits that don't really matter...though maybe it will never compete with the fun of seeing the magical colour effect come together!ReplyDelete
Another beautiful quilt top! You are always able to turn scraps into something gorgeous :)ReplyDelete
Beth, your quilt tops are so do-able, I am amazed how many you do! I want to try each on, too, REALLY.ReplyDelete
Oh, what a beauty! You make the most wonderful quilts from scraps, Beth. All that scrap organization yields glorious results.ReplyDelete
Oh I have a strip basket just as full as your was. Now I know what I'm going to do with it!! I was going to do some string blocks, but I just love the way this looks!! I go through phases of quilting, I had six stacked up and waiting before I finally decided to get to them. Now, only 1.25 left. Love your quilt, can't wait to make one. Yikes, I'll have 2.25 then :)ReplyDelete
this looks so pretty...it is amazing what you can get out of scrapsReplyDelete
What a fun way to use scrapsReplyDelete
Whoop Whoop! Love the fun way you've done this, the strips within the square add such whimsy. You'll quilt it when it's ready, and not a minute before!!ReplyDelete
This quilt is so pretty. It always amazes me how fabrics you would never pick to go together come alive and work so well in a scrap quilt. Great idea.ReplyDelete
So inspiring~ I agree with you on the white. It will be just the right quilt for that special someone at some future time!!ReplyDelete
Scraps are my favourite!!! The top is wonderful.....KEEP CALM AND START QUILTING!ReplyDelete