Snippets of Projects Past Quilt

Added Sep 6, 2009

by maiestia

Melbourne, Austr...

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Description

After my couch quilt had started living on my bed keeping me warm at night I realised I needed to make another quilt, this time for my bed, so the couch quilt could go back on the couch where it was intended to be.
This quilt is made from scraps of fabric left over from other things with a white “border” around two sides of each block. The blocks are each 4" square.

Material Notes

Top: Scraps of fabric from my stash + white poplin “border”
Wadding: white cotton wadding
Back: Flat sheet from flannelette sheet set.

Difficulty

Intermediate

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Home/Deco
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    Nov 15, 2010, 07.31 PMby miledo

    Very very very nice !!!!!!!! I like the colors combination ((=

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    Sep 23, 2010, 02.04 AMby froggylonglegs

    Holy Moly! This is just beautiful!! I just made my first quilt and it was lots of fun, but I just love your idea of the white border too! Great job!

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    Sep 17, 2010, 09.50 PMby onlyoneme

    I love it!!!! great idea!!! …….only this is only going to encourage me to keep every tiny scrap. a problem for a hoarder! :D

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    Nov 17, 2009, 02.13 PMby detoursal

    All sewers have tons of scraps with no clue what to do with them. The white boarder around each scrap really brings the whole thing together. What a wonderful project for every sewer, great idea!!

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    Nov 17, 2009, 02.13 PMby detoursal

    All sewers have tons of scraps with no clue what to do with them. The white boarder around each scrap really brings the whole thing together. What a wonderful project for every sewer, great idea!!

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    Nov 17, 2009, 02.13 PMby detoursal

    All sewers have tons of scraps with no clue what to do with them. The white boarder around each scrap really brings the whole thing together. What a wonderful project for every sewer, great idea!!

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    Nov 17, 2009, 02.13 PMby detoursal

    All sewers have tons of scraps with no clue what to do with them. The white boarder around each scrap really brings the whole thing together. What a wonderful project for every sewer, great idea!!

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    Nov 17, 2009, 02.13 PMby detoursal

    All sewers have tons of scraps with no clue what to do with them. The white boarder around each scrap really brings the whole thing together. What a wonderful project for every sewer, great idea!!

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    Sep 10, 2009, 10.27 AMby jellybean

    Wow. great work. I love how you have a memento of past projects in your quilt.

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    Sep 6, 2009, 02.31 PMby doitmomma

    I am getting more and more in to quilting and this is just wonderful! I really love it…moving in to my own place soon and will be making my own couch quilt!

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    Sep 6, 2009, 09.03 AMby julietta

    This turned out so beautiful and I love the idea of using scraps from former projects! Thanks for sharing and explaining how you have done it.

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    Sep 6, 2009, 08.52 AMby drakeauge

    This pattern is really nice, looks like a lot of fun to make too! Hm, maybe my next project will be something similar to this one?

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    Sep 6, 2009, 04.49 AMby emilykate

    AMAZING! SOOOOO much work has gone into it… you’re a whiz!

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    Sep 6, 2009, 01.35 AMby luvalot311

    WOW! I absolutely love it! I have thought about making a quilt with all my scraps like you did, only problem is, is that I’ve never made a quilt and wouldn’t even know where to start…. or finish for that matter!

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      Sep 6, 2009, 02.02 AMby maiestia

      Thanks for your lovely comment. Making a quilt is surprisingly simple, and I think great fun (I don’t actually really like this one so I’m already planning another one)
      This one was slightly more complicated than my previous ‘couch quilt’, but still relatively simple – all straight lines at least! There are stacks of different designs for quilts out there, and you sew together the blocks until you have your assembled quilt top, you then make the sandwich with the top, back and wadding and do your quilting (which is just sewing the three layers together), and add a binding (for which there are stacks of tutorials for on the web).
      I needed a refresher before making my two quilts this year so I went to the local library and they had a whole heap of quilting books which take you from the start to the end of the process.
      If you’re hoping to use up your scraps i’d suggest doing something like i did for my couch quilt to start – i cut the scraps into the same sized squares, arranged them in a random pattern then sewed them together (first into rows, and then sewed the rows together), and voila, quilt top!

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