Friday, March 25, 2011

Another one done!

Back in September I emptied my smallest scrap bin to make crumb blocks. Then using the ever popular disappearing nine patch technique, as shown here, they transformed into this...another quilt for Project Linus and my 8th completed project for 2011.



I opted for a swirly all-over quilting pattern.  Although it was very successful, it wasn't my favourite...I just found I kept getting stuck and it was difficult to keep the quilt layers from bunching under the domestic machine.  This pattern is probably easier to achieve on a long arm.



Until next time...

29 comments:

Quilter Kathy said...

What a great idea for using up scraps...love it!

Ellyn said...

it's a beautiful quilt! I am just beginning to play around with free motion quilting.... I'm not very good at it yet but will keep trying! yours looks lovely

*karendianne. said...

This quilt is really happy and I can imagine it's going to make a well loved and well used snuggly for some little person. What a great joy to make and give!

The Cozy Quilter said...

The child who receives this quilt will love it! I know I do! My husband gave me a Go for my birthday and I am hoping to do something like this sometime soon. I have an overflowing drawer full of scraps.

Trudi said...

lol you can play with my scraps any time you like! The quilting looks great, and yes even on on my short arm set up, it's a very easy pattern and very quick too!

Rachel said...

It's beautiful, Jane. Just love all the scraps transformed into this work of art. Your 8th project? That's amazing! Well done! :)

Timi said...

I like it!! It's so colorful and cheerful :o)!

sewkalico said...

Fantastic! Another great quilt!!

Cathy said...

How pretty!!! I know someone is going to LOVE it forever~

Needled Mom said...

It will be well loved by some lucky person.

YankeeQuilter said...

Great combination of techniques!

rubyslipperz said...

CHEERI-FULL! You worked magic with those scraps! The white seems to make the colors pop!

hugZ,
annie
rubyslipperz106.blogspot.com

Katherine said...

Wow! You're amazing, Jane. This is another beautiful quilt that some child will love and cherish.

Me and Tilly Too said...

Another lovely quilt Jane. I love sewing the smallest scrap pieces together and creating a piece of fabric to use for something else. The hours pass too quickly and I get completely lost in a world of fabric.

Have a good weekend.
Lesley

Terry said...

What a great quilt! I love scrappy! :0)

jovaliquilts said...

What a great way to use those crumb blocks!! Trying to figure it out -- it's crumb blocks in the four corners, red in the middle, and neutrals in the other 4 spots of the 9 patch?

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Jane -- you deserved some sort of Project Linus prize! What a fun and happy quilt!

Lynda said...

he red squares unify the quilt and make it extra gorgeous!

Jane in Wales said...

That is a beautiful happy quilt. Whoever will get it is going to love it!!
Jane

Clare said...

It's gorgeous!

Diane said...

This quilt turned out great. I love the smattering of red which ties it all together. Lucky Linus!

Ginette said...

Oh this is a very clever way to use crumb blocks and the freshest D9P yet. Just love it. Thanks so much for a great idea.

Sarah Jayne said...

What a great quilt. The quilting looks great - but I can imagine how challenging it was.

Ariane said...

It looks wonderful!!!

Carole said...

A lovely quilt! A happy quilt! I do like the way it turned out! Thank you so much for sharing it! Cheers!

Cathy said...

I love scrappy free form quilts! Wonderful~

katelnorth said...

This is a great idea for a setting for crumb blocks - I have a large stack of them - if you put them side-by-side they seem too busy; I like this solution!

Stephanie said...

What a happy scrappy quilt! Your quilting looks quite nice too.

Leanne said...

What a fantastic quilt. I am sure who ever receives it will love it. The quilting is really lovely and as professional as a long armer.