Friday, May 8, 2015

I got Sidetracked!

I was recently visiting a quilting friend who just happened to have a little pile of leftover bits of stripped pieced fabric.  It was the tail ends of some 2.5" strips.  She was going to toss them so she offered them to me.  Score!



I immdiately went home and made these fun little four patches out of them.  My plan was to just stuff them in my orphan block suitcase for use at a later time.




But when I was digging through my shot cottons for my SMS giveaway, I came across this cranberry fabric and thought the 4 patches would be cute framed.  Yep, I was right!

At this point, I really did tell myself I don't have time to play with these any more!  But I knew I had a number of the Kaffe Fassett prints my friend used in her scraps.  I just wanted to see how many of them I actually had in my stash.




Well, you guessed it - before I knew it, the framed four patches were sewn into a quilt top.





And I threw it on my quilt frame the next day between some client quilts.  Lately I have been bogged down with time consuming projects and big custom client quilts so it was good for my soul to feel the gratification of a fast project.  Especially one as colorful as this one!




I was even able to use up some of my scrap florals,  I haven't sewn with them for a really long time!




It took a bit of piecing but I even had enough fabric for a backing.




Now it is finished and I can get back to the many projects I keep getting stalled out on.  I am slowly making progress on a few of them so I hope to have some other things to share soon!




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26 comments:

Catherine said...

The quilt is a stunner! And just using some scraps and fabrics from stash. I love Kaffe Fassett for all that saturated colour.

Jayne said...

What?! Love what you did from the 'donation' pieces. What a beautiful finish! I think sometimes using random stray pieces make for the best quilts!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a lovely sidetrack! I definitely do that, too. Some projects are harder to see through at once, and having a fast make like this is quite enjoyable.

tubakk said...

This is so nice and bright, and I love it. What a sidetrack!

Quiltsmiles said...

Gorgeous quilt! You absolutely did score big time. Looks wonderful.

wombatquilts.com said...

I love how bright and fun this quilt is. Kaffe for the win.

Jasmine said...

Sometimes getting sidetracked is just what we need to focus better. A bright and beautiful quilt.

Lara B. said...

Nothing like a bright and beautiful and fast quilt to get a person all revved up and excited again. Great inspiration Cyndy!

Alla Blanca said...

Fabulous! You really made something beautiful happen--sidetrack for the win.
Alla

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh these colours are stunning! My favourites. I love simple patterns just like this mdd using KF fabrics.

Marly said...

It's fun when you get sidetracked! Wonderful quilt - fabulous colours.

PaulaB quilts said...

Could not have turned out more exciting and colorful if you had planned it. Congrats on having a great time with a great result!

M-R Charbonneau said...

Aren't these kinds of quilts so satisfying? Great job, Cynthia!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A lovely bright quilt! And great that you had enough other fabrics to be able to finish it...I mainly buy fat quarters as I love a scrappy look, but I'm finding they often just aren't enough!

Sylvia Anderson said...

I think the colors are striking and love, love the prints. Are they Rowan? They are my favorites, with such fabulous designers! Thanks for sharing Cynthia. lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

gayle said...

That's the most cheerful quilt I've seen in a long long time! Just gorgeous.

Kathy said...

Yum! Must be I'm hungry because all I can think of is mixed fruit pie when I see this beautiful quilt!

sue godfrey said...

What a lovely quilt, well done

The Crafty Creek said...

Love this quilt, the colours are stunning :-)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is beautiful! Bright and cheerful! I love how you can pull all of that fabric out of your stash and finish up a quilt so quickly.

Dasha said...

Awesome quilt! And your friend was tossing the original strips you made into 4 patches. You scored well.

Vera said...

Very bright and cheerful quilt! Well done!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

Love the colors....the perfect spring pick me up for sure! Glad you took a break to rejuvinate your spirit.

mammafairy said...

really bright and cheery! it will warm the eye as well as the body, come winter!

Barb N said...

Oh, it's good to get sidetracked once in awhile, isn't it? You've come up with another lovely quilt. Bright colors are my favorite.

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

I love how this quilt just grew and grew despite the fact that you had no time to make it! Your heart was telling you to make the time because you needed it. Such a cute result! Love the fabric choices.

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