Monday, August 24, 2009

Scrap-a-Licious

Thank you to everyone for all the wonderful comments on last Friday's post featuring the Scrap Quilt. It sounds like most of you keep your scraps, and that some of you have a very significant scrap stash! Oh how envious I am! The possibilities are endless -

Finished Quilt measures: 36.5 inches x 36.5 inches

The back is pieced also:


Beautiful blues, greens and a major splash of yellow are featured in the quilt back which compliments the bright colorful front of the quilt, and also makes it fully reversible.


I again used Matilda's Own cotton batting which is a great product to work with. It is also quite thin, does not make the quilt look overly puffy, and allows the quilt to drape nicely.


Quilted by simple cross hatch, and just in case you are wonder, I do mark the quilting lines. I like using a Clover Chaco Liner always in White as it leaves no residue or mark on the quilt, whereas my experience with the blue and pink markers are not as favorable.


This quilt is now for sale in my Etsy Store. Feel free to email me if you have any questions.

36 comments:

  1. Oh I wondered how you cross hatched. It always looks so perfect. I'm about to try masking tape but I'll keep an eye out for the other. This quilt is such a delight - it makes me happy particularly because of its origins on the 'scrap pile'.

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  2. I love it!! It's so beautiful and colorful. The quitling is great. Thanks for sharing this wonderful project using your scraps. You have so many wonderful ideas.

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  3. One of the prettiest quilts I've ever seen!

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  4. The quilt looks fantastic! I love how all the colours compliment each other. Big and Bright!

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  5. Really lovely. My husband looked over at my monitor and said, "now that's what I picture a 'quilt' to look like in my mind." Guess he likes the scrappy look! ;-)

    It's beautiful, and great inspiration for using up the scrap bin.

    Liz @ teeny tiny quilts

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  6. Absolutely beautiful. I love, love, love scrap colors. You have used beautiful fabrics & delightful colors. Excellent!

    Thanks for sharing.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  7. I seriously love this quilt. That was my first reaction: how exciting and wonderful as the colors work together.

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  8. Rita - I'm just living my sewing life vicariously through you these days. My youngest starts back to school in about a week...until then, since I don't have time to create, I zip over to your blog and ooh and aah at all of your lovely creations.

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  9. I just love all those pretty bright colors you use.

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  10. This is simply stunning! A treat for the eyes!

    Randi

    http://ihavetosay.typepad.com/randi/

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  11. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  12. Beautiful! It looks so happy!

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  13. It's still baffling that you made this from just scraps!!! I love the gorgeous colours and the back is lovely too!

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  14. Oh. My. Gosh! Another Stunning Quilt!!!

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  15. the quilting is so perfect...i love it...all the colors are so exciting!! this is one amazing scrap quilt

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  16. Your Scrap quilt is beautiful!!!
    I'm not sure that my scraps alltogether would give such a lovely result;)

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  17. It's beautiful! I've started using some scraps to piece my backs, as of late. You're such an inspiration.

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  18. It turned out so beautiful!

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  19. Mmmmm I just love eye candy...low in fat but yummy. This is a beauty!

    Carolyn*

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  20. so absolutely inspiring - just gos to show you what you can do huh!! The colours look so good together.

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  21. Scrap-a-licious is my new favourite word!!
    ANd I think this might be my new favourite quilt!!
    Nice work Rita!!
    You're a quilting legend!!
    Andi :-)

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  22. It's a wonderful scrap quilt. I love the colours in this one and how they play together. The back is just as great.

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  23. I love it - very inspiring

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  24. *sigh* it is just BEAUTIFUL!! I'll agree with Andi, you are a quilting legend!

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  25. Your quilt turned out gorgeous. A question on construction. I have seen this type of block made by sewing long strips, sewn together that then are cut to size. Since this is a scrappy quilt, did you make each block individually?

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  26. i've also been wondering how you quilt those STRAIGHT lines. tape? walking foot?
    lovely quilt!

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  27. It's funny, I love this quilt but my favorite part is in the second photo, the blue flowers in the lower left have some blue space above them. I don't know why, but that space keeps drawing my eye. You can tell it's not a regular repeating fabric, it's a border type fabric. Lovely!

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  28. Wonderful! Such a great use of those scraps in your fabric stash!

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  29. Another Beautiful Quilt...What's Next.??
    cheers

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  30. Wonderful, awesome, stupendous!!!

    Just love it and all your quilts!

    Dixie (California)

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  31. Wow, fabulous quilt, what a great way to use scraps. I think you have just inspired all of us..

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  32. I wished I had colors like these in my scrap basket! I haven´t come across lots of these fabrics in the Netherlands. But never mind, I have others...

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  33. The quilts are awesome...
    What a Great stuff! I love your blog!

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    Michell
    Home Security Systems no CREDIT CHECK everyone is approved

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