Monday, October 6, 2014

Next Quilt Up

Those of you who have read along here for awhile know that I can never leave my hoop empty for long. No matter how much hand work I have prepped and ready, it will never be enough to make up for leaving the hoop empty. When I want need to hand quilt, everything else better be getting out of my way.
Scrap Attack #2 inner border
This little quilt top has been insisting on moving to the top of list all year long. You know, out of the 20+ plus quilt tops that are patiently waiting, this one thinks it's special?!!!! Shhhh.... Sometimes I think they're all yelling at me to give them some attention.*wink

Anyway, I've resisted because it seemed that there were more important quilt tops that needed to be finished. And finally, I've decided that yes, this one needs to be next. I feel like I could just dive in and eat it up! Well, maybe with my big stitches, but okay, yes! It. Really. Is. Time.
Scrap Attack #2 sandwiched and ready to pin
I'm thinking some lighter colored threads like a couple soft blues, lavender, tan, light gray and then maybe throw in a bit of red stitching too? The primitive, scrap attack style to this quilt should lend itself very well to some bolder stitching even if it's mostly in light colored threads.
Love the primitive look to this particular quilt....
The center of this quilt was made entirely from my scrap bin. Then I added the leftover bits from another quilt to make up the funky tree border {still loving that part} and moved into the outer border with fabrics from my stash. 

Just getting this quilt sandwiched and pinned makes me wonder why I haven't been digging around in my scrap bin lately? Seriously. There is incredible possibility and freedom when working from such an open ended source. Of course there is the obvious limitations from working so small, but lets not discount the thrill gained from making something fabulous from what is essentially discards. My frugal, look-at-all-this-good-stuff-going-to-waste side loves, loves, loves the challenge. Hmm... Does a scrap attack quilt need to be my next distraction? lol

16 comments:

  1. This is a very successful quilt top! Beautiful tune of blue! Like you I have a passion for scraps.

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  2. Another cute quilt, Audrey! I'm anxious to see how you quilt it, with all those colors of thread. That's something I haven't experimented with yet, sticking mainly to neutrals for my quilting. hmmm... maybe another "box" to break out of?

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  3. Can't wait to see the finished project. I love those trees.
    Debbie

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  4. somehow I do not remember this one! Nice!

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  5. great quilt...love the total scrappy feel and those trees!!!

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  6. You made the perfect choice. I adore quilts with scrappy fabrics !

    Cannot wait to see how you decide to quilt this. Its going to look gorgeous.

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  7. This is a fabulous quilt!! Big stitch quilting will suit it perfectly. I agree that scrap quilts give you a freedom that cutting into new fabric doesn't give you, plus that great feeling of making something out of nothing. Have fun quilting this beauty!

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  8. Love the colour combination in this and it will be wonderful with big stitch quilting! So satisfying to use your scraps.

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  9. Such a fun looking quilt. Looking forward to following along with the quilting!

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  10. This is an awesome quilt top, made even better by the use of your scraps. I think the challenge of putting together something you love from a limited source of materials is WAY MORE FUN and satisfying than using a line of designer fabrics.
    The big stitch quilting is going to be perfect.

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  11. Ooh, what a wonderful quilt! I must have seen it before, but it looks fresh and fantastic all over again. I'm sure you'll have fun quilting this one!

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  12. Wow! Where's this one been hiding? Love it.

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  13. I don't recall seeing this one...so pretty! :)

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  14. A very modern looking quilt, so graphic!

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  15. I love this quilt. It is so original. The black on gray of the outer border is stunning, and so perfect with the colors inside.

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