Sunday, September 19, 2010

Whole Lotta Scrap


Thanks to many of you telling me to "keep going," I finished piecing this queen size crazy.


Here's the pile of scraps I started with, accumulated over the last five years. So many memories, a story in each and every piece.


Thanks to Karen and her Selvage Blog, I decided to throw in some selvages.


I can't stop playing. I've sorted my scraps by color, and am thinking about making a series of "one color" quilts. Here are three blocks from the yellow/orange bin.



And look who popped in, Our Lady of Scrap Quilting!

15 comments:

23rdspiral said...

wow! that quilt is awesome, and beautiful! i'm glad to see you did finish it, and that you've begun another right away!

Sujata said...

Nifty,

This quilt makes me sing and dance!

Margaret said...

"So many memories, a story in each and every piece." That makes it an heirloom in my mind. So cheerful! Great pics on your blog of your one color bins. (Hope I have messes like that some day!)
Please continue to show progress on your yellow/orange quilt.

Carla said...

This looks amazing!

Brenda said...

wow!

Em said...
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Em said...

Miss NIfty, I apologize for earlier comment thinking you were V....I love the quilt and how you incorporated the ideas of "5 years of memories" as you sewed them together. What a creative process from the piles to the quilt!!!! I love your ideas and creations.

Terriaw said...

Wow this looks gorgeous! Good for you for using all those scraps. I hope to get there someday too, so thanks for being so inspiring.

WoolenSails said...

I love it, it came out beautifully and i like your idea of one color quilts, with the scraps.

Debbie

beth said...

your scraps look sooo lovely together! Great job.

Lynn said...

Wow!!! I love it. You are right about not being able to stop playing with scraps, it's become addictive for me too!

Kath said...

Fabulous! Scraps are quite addictive. I found some in the attic of our new house, belonging to the old lady who owned our house.

Jan said...

Dynamite! Just love it.

CharlotteP said...

It will feel like summer in whatever room that quilt lives! Beautiful!

Magpie Sue said...

Holy cow! Queen size!! Good on you - it looks happy and fabulous!