Wednesday, March 1, 2017

WIP Wednesday - Scrap Quilt

Saturday was the monthly Sew In for Maritime Modern Quilt Guild.  I didn't have a project to work on that was easily portable, so I madly searched my stash first thing in the morning (yes, I waited until the last minute to prepare ☺) for something to piece together.  And then I remembered a tutorial from Confessions of a Fabric Addict that I wanted to try.

I pulled out my box of 2.5-inch strips that I received from a strip exchange from my previous guild and cut some 2.5-inch strips of Kona Shell (formerly known as Pale Flesh).  Here is the start of the piecing.


I continued sewing on Sunday (yes, I ignored the laundry and housework), and voilà, a quilt top.  This finishes around 54 x 62 inches.  As you can see in the tutorial here, you're supposed to lay out the strips and make a plan before cutting the white sections. Well...I decided to be a smart-ass and just randomly cut.  Which resulted in a little bit of white at the top and lots of white at the bottom.


I think I'm going to quilt this with wavy organic lines up and down the strips.  Not sure what colour thread though.

You may recall all my recent snow-laden photos.  It's all gone!!  Here are a few photos.  What a difference a week of mild weather, fog, and rain makes.


It's hard to get good photos in the fog and rain.



Linking up with:

Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
WIP Wednesday @ The Needle and Thread Network
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Wednesday Wait Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter


14 comments:

  1. Anja, this quilt is stunning! What a great idea with such a gorgeous result. Way to go!

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  2. love all the colors you used and the way you say you will quilt it should make it look terrific!

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  3. I'm glad you just randomly cut the effect is stunning. Last minute pull an idea out hmmm might have to try that.

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  4. I think the decision to randomly cut works great for this quilt top! I also think that just about any color in the quilt top or a medium gray would be a good choice for the quilting, so what do you have on hand? :)

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  5. Why be prepared when you can turn out a pretty quilt top like that without planning ahead? I love the gradation of the colours! I agree with Yvonne for the quilting. Grey blends in well with everything. But white would work well too!

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  6. Anja, this quilt top is wonderful! So easy too. I love your attitude. I often wait until the last minute before a quilt retreat or bee meeting to figure out what to bring. I don't think it's that I like pressure, I just like spontaneity! And that goes as well for your cutting procedure! Why not just randomly cut and see what happens. In your case, the result is marvelous. Thanks so much for linking up.

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  7. Love the color gradation - looks terrific! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Wow! How many times am I going to type in your comments that I love your use of colour. Well, one more time.....I LOVE your use of colour.

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  9. What a fantastic looking quilt. Love the colours.

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  10. Wow, Anja! Looks great! I'm glad you pulled those strips out from that exchange ;)

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  11. Great quilt. I love the fabrics you've used xx

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  12. That is such a cool quilt top!! I love the varying lengths of the white. I agree with the suggestions here - grey would blend in very nicely.

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  13. I am a big fan of ignoring chores to sew!!! Love what you did - looks very pretty.

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  14. Wow, that is gorgeous! I have recently fallen in love with red and purple together! I'll have to check out this tutorial. Gosh that two bookmarks from two posts I've read this morning of yours!

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