Friday, May 10, 2019

Quilt Number Two

Have you been following along to see how many quilts I can create out of this bin of fabrics given to me by a friend?


The tub measure about 12 x 14 x 5. 
 I shared the first quilt I finished here.  Now it is time to share the second finish!



I had a combination of both small pieces and larger chunks available.  I decided I would start by turning the small pieces into 9 patches.  I liked the idea of using them to create a diamond shape so I then cut the chunks into rectangles to finish off a pattern.


The soft colored areas were actually made using two different fabrics.  I didn't have enough of just one print so I faked it and used two!  Most people won't even notice it.


Can you believe it?  I was even able to create a backing and binding out of the bin too.  So that means two entire quilts so far out of that bin!

I have to admit, I am not a big fan of snakes...So this quilt needs to find another home!




For the quilting, I decided to just create some fun texture by quilting in "explosions" - or at least that is what I call this quilting.


So there is quilt number two!  100% of the fabric came out of the bin.

Will there be quilt number three?
You will just have to wait and see.  I might just share a few of the blocks soon.




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17 comments:

  1. You are certainly a Risk Taker to use that snake fabric as a backing! But I am certain there is someone out there who may just love it. What is the size of your quilt?

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  2. Wow, I'm impressed by two full quilts from the bin so far and look forward to seeing how far you can stretch what is remaining!

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  3. The aboriginal fabrics are quite popular so I am guessing the quilt with snake backing will make someone vey happy. There are so many different styles and personal preferences out there. It is strange to make something with a fabric you don't really care for, right? It is also hard for me to purchase and stock fabrics I don't want to sew with in the shop. However, they make others happy. Good job finishing two quilts so far. Looking frward to the next one!

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  4. There must really have been a lot of fabric in that tub! I like that pink(ish) fabric with the green flowers you showed in the second from last picture. I would have a hard time sewing with a fabric I didn't like - so all the more reason to get it used up and sent on to someone who will!

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  5. What a wonderful finish! I would never have known the light fabrics weren't the same. Great slight of hand. LOL

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  6. Such fun! Thank you for sharing your creations from the "tub o' wonder." I LOVE buying mystery fabric, mainly from an online auction site, but I am on fabric buying hiatus right now until I finish a few projects.

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  7. Good on you, making the most of what you were given.

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  8. I love snakes, and I know I'm not alone! So I'm sure you'll find a happy recipient for this fun quilt. A couple of the charities that I sew for are always looking for "boyish" quilts since so many fabrics tend to skew toward more feminine styles.

    I love these aboriginal designs so much that I purchased a charm pack of a fabric line that is inspired by them. I can't wait to receive them and see how they ferment! If you end up with any tiny scraps at the end of your quest, and you want to send them to a good home, keep me in mind :)

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  9. Love the way you make such interesting and beautiful quilts from scraps. I am sure there's enough for yet another quilt or two in that bin. Amazing how far fabric will go. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. It's always fun to see what you will come up with next! You are a better person than me, I could not have worked with that fabric, I am terrified of slithers-see I can't even type the word!

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  11. Being a biologist, I keep seeing microscopic bacteria in the pale blue fabric. Maybe that’s what they’re supposed to be. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder after all.

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  12. Great work getting those fabrics into a quilt, and an attractive one, too. You're right. I didn't notice there were two light fabrics .Looking forward to seeing #3.

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  13. Great quilt! Isn't it interesting how much fun it is to challenge ourselves with a box of fabrics to be used? Can't wait to see what you come up with next. Happy Stitching!

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  14. Looks like you are having fun figuring out what to do with that pile of scraps. And looks like another winner! Congrats to you!

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  15. I think this challenge is wonderful even if the fabrics weren't 'you' So far they are both great. I would have trouble with the snake fabric too and might not have been willing to use it.

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