Thursday, June 26, 2014

New Ideas scrap and stash busting

Quilt 1

The scraps I picked
Where my fingers point is where I sew
How they cut apart
Revised cutting and trimming
Trimmed and untrimmed pieces. Bottom ones pressed and ready for sewing

Chain piecing
Quilt 2

 I took all the solid color fabrics from my inherited stash and cut them into 2.5" strips.

The spectrum

My 2 yr old letting me know all the colors. He enjoys 'helping'. :)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Crazy top finish

252 4.5" finished blocks. It is just enough to cover the top of my queen bed with slight fall over. Now I need boarders. 
All made from hand me down fabric. The boarders and backing will be too. Can't sew anymore though. Staying in a hotel while our bathroom is being ripped out and replaced due to water damage from a roof leak. Thank goodness for home insurance. 

Crazy top with borders and maybe a backing

Here is the, final, finished quilt top. I added an extra width of border on the sides so I would have more drop down length. 
I started randomly sewing scraps together to create a backing.
I started having the feeling that it was to pretty to be a backing, and definitely not the backing for this quilt. I think this quilt top needs an 'older' looking backing. Maybe something in the fuddy duddy realm.

So this might still get to be a backing, or maybe it will become a front.  The great thing is that I have used some more hand me down fabric to create.

Thanks to all the other blogs I frequent for the inspiration.