Only problem was it was rather small - 41" x 52", more a baby sized quilt. I've enjoyed seeing it laying around on a chair or bed, but since a friend of mine is soon to be a grandma for the first time, I thought it might make a nice quilt for her to either use or pass on to her son and daughter-in-law.
Here it is in the bottom left of the photo, with its newer larger sibling recently created.
So I thought OK, I'll have another go, using two and half inch squares this time to make it a little larger to go on a single bed. (This one is a 57" x 77" now). So I did some of the 16 patch blocks by hand at night, then as I laid them out on the floor, chose a little more carefully so that the oranges and reds were more scattered over the surface.
Another shot of some of all of those squares. So glad I didn't count them until I'd finished, not sure I would have kept going if I'd realised there were 824! Who am I kidding, of course I would have kept going.These things are definitely addictive! So I kept cutting more squares and adding to the blocks. I sandwiched it a couple of weeks ago and did the straight line quilting only a week ago. For the first white border I was keen to try some 'ribbon candy' I think its called. Scrap quits are great places to try new quilting I find. So I gave it a go. I'm quite pleased with the result, though corners will take quite a few more attempts until I'm happy with them.
Still, its usable now and I have all those lovely reminders of quilts I've made in the past - lovely to glance at it as I go by!
One of my goals for August completed, so on to the next one I go - unless of course I get distracted along the way.
Until next time,
Scrappy quilts are my favourite and yours is no exception.ReplyDelete
Thanks Karen, I'm pretty happy with it.Delete
Beautifully scrappy! The quilting is perfect. Congrats on meeting your OMG for August.ReplyDelete
Thanks Kate, one down several to go!Delete
Both of these are such happy quilts - I love the border you have put around them too!ReplyDelete
Thanks Anne, still pondering that final white border, to leave or to quilt, that is the question!Delete
What a surprise, you stitched this right up! The ribbon quilting looks so pretty next to the patchwork. I think I probably have more than 800 squares now, but perhaps not enough lights to create great contrast. I wish now that I had seperated them as I collected over the years!ReplyDelete
Heidi, I find little by little inspires me. I don't know whether i could have collected the squares as I went, but sewing them bit by bit moves me forward - good luck with yoursDelete
Very pretty! I have a postage stamp (1.5")in process. Been working on it off and on for a year. They are addictive as I'd like to make another one in rainbow fashion now.ReplyDelete
Wow, 1.5" - true dedication! A rainbow would look amazing.Delete
wow! Those are all gorgeous quilts no matter what the size. It's fun to see how folks use up their scraps... too many of my scraps sit in big plastic bags. Sigh.ReplyDelete
Hey Bonnie, little by little gets it done. I find starting with just one block is inspiring, but there are so many projects as possibilities aren't there?Delete
Very pretty quilts with the ribbon candy quilting on the white borders.ReplyDelete
Thanks Vic, I think I'll have a go at the ribbon candy again.Delete
I want to make a postage stamp quilt one of these days! Congrats on meeting your goal!ReplyDelete
Love this. Great way to use up those itty-bitty scraps!ReplyDelete
Please tell me, were your squares cut at 2", or did they finish at 2"? I have a pile that I have cut at 2", and I'm thinking I must be crazy!
This stunning! However, I made the mistake of showing this to my husband who has said he'd really like me to make one for our superking sized bed. I will start cutting my scraps and also buy some fat quarters and get cutting and sewing. I reckon I'm looking at about 4500 2" (2.5") squares. This is going to be an epic scrap buster!ReplyDelete