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Sunday, January 15, 2012

DWM: Leftovers

I quilted and bound Postage Stamp Chain this weekend, so I have one fewer flimsy in the box! I used salmon thread which blended well with the Pepto-Bismol pink.  The chains have a sort of chain-vine and the trapezoids and the border have loopy flowers.  Because I dislike marking I am trying to get good at no-mark free motion quilting.  (Backing and binding used 2-3/4 yards.) 
"Leftovers"
While casting about for something, anything, to sew (at the same time trying not to start anything new and avoiding selecting another flimsy to baste and quilt) I came across a project I started long ago (two years, perhaps).  It uses units that didn't get put into other projects, experiments, and leftovers.  I added a few rows--on the right you can see blue string blocks  from Orca Bay and on the left red rails  blocks from a quilt I made last summer.  It's 48 x 63 and that's big enough.  My estimate is that this has 3 yards of fabric--I am NOT going to measure the square inches in each piece!

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15 comments:

  1. I agree marking is no fun!! The quilting looks great. Love the leftover quilt.

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  2. Love your leftovers. It is one of those quilts you could just sit under and ponder all the fabrics and colors.

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  3. What a fun scrappy leftovers quilt! It's a memory quilt too because it details so many of your previous projects!

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  4. Mmmmm! Salmon and pepto bismol!

    Love the leftovers quilt, perfect way to use up those, well, left overs! LOL.

    glen

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  5. Good work with the left overs! I've got some orphan blocks, maybe you'll inspire me!

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  6. Good job! Nice way to make those orphans feel useful.

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  7. Nann, I love this! I am starting a quilt with all my leftovers. I finally found a fabric with sinks on it..so it will be called "Everything AND the kitchen sink'!

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  8. They just keep the eye moving around! Lots of interest in this one!

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  9. That great! I love how it comes together with all your memories!!

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  10. I need to try one off these left over blocks and pieced scraps kind of quilts. I have so much. Looks good

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  11. Nann; I have tried many times to use my leftover/experiment blocks in such a quilt as your wonderful one..... never happened, as mine looked exactly like I took it out of the garbage ;-). You did a truly great job on making this quilt look as if you worked out every detail. It all looks harmonious and well thought out...... Congratulations on your design. Nan to CGF & SAF.

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