Friday, November 30, 2018

I Thought I Would Never Finish

I love it when my quilts come entirely from my scrap bins.  And I am also happy when a quilt design cleans out my scrap bins of pesky small bits.

But I thought I was never going to get this quilt top together!



When I woke up this morning, I was determined to get this top together before I accomplished any thing else.  So many small pieces in this one!



While I was on a roll, I also pulled some fabric and sewed up the backing.  Now I just have to sneak it onto my longarm frame.

(You can just barely see my new ironing board cover in this photo.  I just pulled some unwanted fabric from my stash and ended up with this brown dot - it makes my board look like it has some sort of horrible pox.  It makes me giggle every time I use it.)

I now have an empty design wall to use for an older UFO.  I am torn between my Sew Kitschy wall-hanging and my Kaffe Splendid Sampler.  Cheer for your favorite in the comments below!

And have a wonderful weekend!





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30 comments:

djquilting said...

So many small pieces, but so worth it. I love this quilt.

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Cynthia! What a fabulous flimsy and clearing out a scrap bin is fabulous. My vote goes for the Kaffe quilt but sew on whichever one makes your heart sing! Happy Happy Friday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

Jo said...

Sew Kitschy --- is my favourite. Not really a fan of KAFFE.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

What a fun way to put those blocks together! I always love your ideas for scrap quilts - especially using the low volume scraps for the background. That always appeals to me!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Congratulations for sticking with it and getting it done! So, did it help clear out those scrap bins?!? And having an ironing board cover that makes you giggle every time you use it sounds like a great idea; we all need more laughter and levity in our lives!

Barb Neiwert said...

Oh, oh! Finish the kitchen one first. That's all for you and you've waited more than 4 years to get it to the finish line :) The scrappy quilt is great! Nice to see the bottom of those scrap bins.

PaulaB quilts said...

Congratulations on the finish,and perfect backing. I can’t decide on Kaffe Fassett or Kitchen. They are both charming. The wallhanging would probably go faster, so why not get that done first?

Janice Holton said...

Oh wow! That scrappy quilt is inspiring! Makes me want to dig out my little scraps and start making new fabric with them!

What project next? My personal favorite is the Kaffe! But they are both really fun. I hadn't seen that Kitchy project before. Either one is worthy of your time. We'll just all watch and see what you pick and ooo and ahhh over it just like always. :)

Paula DiMattei said...

Love all that color in that scrappy quilt! So much beauty out of scrap. I love you Michael quilt so I vote for that one.

Louise said...

Great use of crumb blocks! I'm accumulating a small stack of them myself. Aren't they fun to make? Mindless and meditative :)

Kathleen Pitts said...

I would love to see the sampler put together.

Dorothy Finley said...

Do whichever one makes you the happiest and the most "whew, it's done" :-)

Pamela said...

I would like to see some Kaffe - bright colors are always fun!

sewyouquilt2 said...

love your projects. the sew kitschy looks so fun. would love to see it again

Georgia said...

You always come up with the best original designs. I love this scrappy top. Congratulations on finishing it.

Vicki in MN said...

I am so jealous you cleaned out a scrap bin!! I don't think I will ever be able to do that. But I hope to make at least one scrappy one next year:) I have missed that this year. I think your guilt is wonderful and glad you were able to buckle down and get it pieced. Happy December.

Jamie Janow Elfert said...

Definitely Kaffe! Your finish is adorable!!!! I also love quilts made from the scrap bag. After many years of quilting, I have a healthy selection of colors - so much fun.

Ellie said...

My vote goes to the Kaffe ! I love all that color. You’ve done a splendid job with the scrap quilt. Such an interesting way to lean out those bins!

Frédérique said...

Your finished quilt is so pretty, well done!!
My favorite is Sew Kitschy wall-hanging, so cute ;)

Patti said...

My vote goes to the Kitschy Kitchen quilt. Blocks are finished so it just needs sashing and borders to have a flimsy!

gayle said...

Not pox! Polka dots! No wonder it makes you giggle!
Love your newest happy scrappy wonder!

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Cynthia, congrats on the quilt top. I vote so Sew Kitchy!

Melanie said...

Lovely quilt design! And a double win with the use of scraps. Enjoy your finish! - Your "new" projects are very different, so just pick what you currently like more. Or roll a die if you have the same problem as me with picking one :)

Kris said...

Wow you know how to get it done even if it took a while. I would love to get to the bottom of my scrap pile but it just doesn't seem possible. I also need to get down to the last layer of my design wall(s) so I can work to finish a few more things and actually see what I am doing. Great job on this finish.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Love your stair steps layout!

Mystic Quilter said...

Beautiful finish - what size are the blocks?

Mystic Quilter said...

Oops - just realised you told us the size in your previous post!!

Cathy said...

Oh, I love how this turned out! way to go!

Lisa J. said...

This is a wonderful scrap quilt. The colours are beautiful and look great together.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

That turned out so awesome!!!

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