Saturday, 1 February 2014

recycling!

The last few quilts I have made lately have had a similar trend, or look about them.... larger blocks, repeated shapes, chain pieced, and v.quick & simple to make!  And I haven't got too attached to the finished result during the process!!  The colour choices have been my stumbling block but I love experimenting & trying to create some contrast happening, along with a sense of overall balance.
In the past I have found that having a few of these quilts around has been v. handy, all quilted  (even if it's simple straight line quilting!)  & bound waiting for a new home.  I give them away as birthday presents, or gifts for a newborn, or charity, or more recently, I have given quilts to friends/collegues who may be having a rough day.

But today, I thought I'd tackle a bit of recycling!!!
So,  from the need- to- make- it- now sort of quilt, I jumped to something more along the lines of a slow brewing path!!  I, like many of you, have scrap leftovers from earlier projects and this year my aim is to really try & use up what I have, rather than go shopping! (I know, I know!!!)
I thought I'd recycle some of  these precious leftovers into something, and that I would keep this quilt for myself !! (After all, it's all my sewing hours history!!). I found the "Pop Stars" quilt from my Material Obsession 2 book..... a stash quilt - perfect!
After a bit of trial & error, I selected a vintage blue for the stars, an old Denise Schmitd fabric I bought from Spotlight ages ago, and spent some time cutting up strips!  I used muslim for the foundation piecing and alternated warm & cool fabrics as I sewed the strips together........



..........and, as the book says, "slow progress but warmly satisfiying!!!
Linking up with  "put your scraps to work 2014"  http://fairyfacedesigns.blogspot.ie/
So what other lovely scrappy things are you all making? 

3 comments:

  1. I love how bright and cheery these look. That blue is a great choice for the centres.

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  2. This is going to look fabulous - I love scrappy quilts, they always seem to work, without spending hours picking colour schemes.

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  3. This is going to be gorgeous! Love the blue centres and the scrappy strips. Thanks for linking up x

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