Monday, January 25, 2010

Scrap Quilt Top Done!

On Friday evening I got my 'one hour' of sewing time (from around 11pm until just after midnight) and finished the top of my scrappy quilt.

I have to admit, even though it didn't work out quite as I had planned (with my cornerstone muck-up), I really like it!

Isn't it amazing how that one square stands out so much in the middle there - it must be a photo thing, as it doesn't glare that much in real life.

Many people have asked if there is a pattern available, and what sizes of scraps I've used etc. There really isn't a pattern - this quilt has just evolved for me, and apart from the cornerstones which are cut at 4.5", all the pieces were from my 2" scrap box, or cut 2" from my stash. With that measurement in mind, the rest is easy.

And for something I've never done before - and inspired by Mereth, I weighed a metre of fabric from my stash, and based on that measurement, it would seem that this quilt has used approximately 4.5 metres of scrap/stash fabric. Not bad at all! Once I've made up the backing and bound it, this will have been quite a good little stash-buster.

Tomorrow is Australia Day, we'll be out with friends having the obligatory Aussie BBQ, and on Wednesday it's back to work. I hope I can keep up some of my stitching momentum even with a little less time on my hands.

22 comments:

beth said...

this is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing! Scrappy quilts are THE best!

Paula said...

I'm really in love with this quilt! It's gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing the process with us. I would love to make this one!!!

Quilt Nut said...

love it! congrats on using up scraps

sandra said...

Just brilliant Tazzie! A perfect use for 2" scrappies and what a fantastic result.

Christine said...

Looks fantastic, well done.

cheers
Christine

mereth said...

4.5 metres is a decent amount of scraps to use up! Bet they're not all gone though, I can never get to the end of mine...

Sarah said...

It's beautiful! Love the cornerstones!

Rhonda said...

How great the quilt turned out. I love it!!!!

Teresa said...

Me likey!! Scrappy is my favorite, and this top just sings!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

*karendianne. said...

I love the way this entire quilt started, evolved and ended up. It's been A LOT OF FUN to share this. This is one of the reasons I enjoy blogging! Gosh, where would I be without you? (...let's not get into that!)

LC said...

I really like this, said it before, but have to say it again. You did a great job. I'm curious... how much did a metre of fabric weigh? I don't have a scale that would do that, maybe 10 metres though. Good way to evaluate an entire stash??

Jan said...

This turned out so wonderful, warm and cozy looking. I love it. Thanks for the info so that it can be filed away for a "someday" quilt.

jillybee123 said...

Beautiful!! I'm excited you finished. I've been waiting to see it. Doesn't it feel good to get something done.

Blessings,
Jilly

Vicki W said...

It's fabulous!

Michele said...

Gorgeous! And so inspiring!

quiltygal said...

Brilliant....love the colours


ps do you mind me asking here if quiltaholics has a nice (not thin) white for a baby quilt?? the homespun I got for the last one was crubbish...

Susan In Texas said...

Your scrap quilt top is wonderful. I love stash-busters! They give me hope that someday my fabric stash will actually go down instead of up.

Happy quilting,
Susan

bcquilter said...

Your Scrappy Quilt has turned out splendidly! I am finding that those quilts that don't go as I have planned tend to be the best!

-Alice

Dolly Cloth said...

Ilove your Scrappy Quilt
Good Job.
Rita.

MARCIE said...

What a great way to measure scraps in a quilt! Very clever! And the quilt is turning out great! I like the blue cornerstones!

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Rose said...

I don't know which block you thinks stands out...I sure like what I see.

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