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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  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?

  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!

  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!

  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!

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

  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.

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

  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 :)

  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.

  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!

  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.

  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.

  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!

  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!

  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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