Sunday, September 19, 2010

Whole Lotta Scrap


At last I finished piecing this wild and crazy, scrappy thing. Every piece tells a story of my quilting process over the last five years. Victoria got me started cutting five-sided pieces and adding to them randomly with her 15 minutes play blog.




Karen inspired me to throw in some selvages with her Selvage Blog.



Many of you cheered me on, as I was looking at this pile of scraps, wondering if it would ever amount to anything. Somehow, the whole queen size quilt barely made a dent. After finishing this quilt, I couldn't stand the mess any longer. I sorted the scraps by color.






I like the way the colors look together so much, I think I'll do some "one color" quilts. We'll see if I can restrain myself this way. Ha!




So far, the yellow/orange one is getting started.



And here is Our Lady of Scrap Quilting!

17 comments:

theodora said...

what a breathtaking beautifull scrap quilt,I love it ,and the fabrics left over is sure plenty enough to make more, and you made some pretty pieces,they can be even table runner or a small quilt for the sofa to snuggle with which I love, happy quilting

Marit said...

Glorious scraps! Your top is so vibrant, and I love those selvages in there!
Those piles of color sorted scraps promises hours of joy - there's nothing more fun than a great selection of fabric ...

; )

Kate said...

I just LOVE your scrappy quilt!! I'm going to have to make one some day ( when my "to do" list itself gets a dent in it!!!)
Keep us posted. Love the orange fabrics you're working with now. One of my favourite colours.
Have a blessed week.
Kate
Shetland Isles

shellysquilts said...

LeeAnn, Gorgeous stuff! I luv it! Happy scrappy quilting to you!

Kathie said...

oh what fun this is going to be to watch grow!!!!
a medallion of scraps LOVE the lady of scrap quilting...sure wish I lived close I would be over sewing blocks together too! what a great scrap basket you have!
Kathie

Anonymous said...

Your quilts are smashing!!! I play with color, you glorify it!! Gail Norback

Zany Quilter said...

I know what you mean about how a large quilt can barely make a dent in your stash...how will we ever get through it all? LOL...I've stopped buying fabric and am trying to plow through all my older stuff ;-D Good job!

Sujata said...

Nifty, This quilt is stunning. You have inspired me to sort out my scraps. I can already see more beautiful quilts coming out of those piles.
You go girl!

Barb said...

Hi
Just found your quilt by the photo of the great red scrap quilt - it wonderful!!
Love the photo of you sewing outside. It's my idea of a good time, too. Add a glass of wine and it's a great time, lol.
wonderful blog -

Buffy said...

You're getting better and better, scary!!! Looks like you're ready to face using your Guatemalan fabrics. I know how much work that five sided scrap piece was. I gave up after 8 blocks.

Mary said...

This is absolutely wonderful! Just my kind of quilt...vibrant, lots of movement, dynamic! Love it!

Exuberant Color said...

Your quilt looks great. I love crazy piecing. I sorted mine into color groups too to make it easier when I did one with blocks based on one color each. the scrap pile always seems to grow after using it, how does that happen? It must just be fluffed up!

Tonya R said...

fantastic!!! love the blocks and the wild fabrics. mahvelous. so this is queen-sized? how big are the blocks?

Magpie Sue said...

LOL! I had my scraps sorted by color, thinking I would make single-color blocks too someday. Finally I just gave up and threw them all together into one big basket. Now I'm using them where before I wasn't. Whatever works!

Shasta said...

Your scrap quilt looks exciting and beautiful. I am making a scrap quilt too, and it is amazing how I still manage to have as many scraps left as I did starting out! Love it, Our Lady of Scrap Quilting.

Val said...

What an inspiring awesome quilt, makes me want to go right to my scrap pile and have a go! Thank you for sharing - such a "green" idea with such imagination and for you lots of stories.
Have a lovely day!
Val xx Oxfordshire UK

Judy B said...

Great quilt. Very inspiring.