Friday, January 17, 2014

Every little bit counts!

Having scraps is talked about a lot.  I decided that I didn't want to hold onto those left overs from my last flimsy, so I got to work.  You can read more about it here!


I had several pieced squares and I cut some 2 1/2 in squares.

 
With the 2 1/2 in squares I made an arm pincushion with a thread catcher.


I used the leftover pieced squares just like I did for this completed flimsy!  I even pieced it just like the larger version.

 
I thought it might be fun to try spiral quilting.  I marked the center by drawing a circle around a quarter.  I used my walking foot.


And started my journey.  It was only difficult for the first 5 or so rotations.  I will definitely use this method again.


I machine sewed the binding on.  I decided to use the off white Aurifil 50wt, because that is what I used for the rest of the quilt.



I had to piece the back when I found out that the fabric I had was cut in half!  I am really liking pieced backs now days.




This quilt measures 34x34, and will be used as a wall hanging.  It is being donated to MDS**.  You can read more about MDS (Mennonite Disaster Service) and what they do on my homepage tab.  If you'd like to participate in donating a wall hanging for a disaster victim, I'd be happy to tell you more about this project. 

**"Housewarming" Sister-link.  Linking women with families who receive new houses from Mennonite Disaster Service.  You can find more info here.

28 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

You are a wizz at using up scraps! Love everything, especially that spiral quilting!

Amira@littlemushroomcap said...

Love the colours, and the spiral quilting! You are so productive Vicki! You are inspiring with your charity works too!

made by ChrissieD said...

Loving your spiral quilting Vicki, fab work :D

Trepmom said...

This is so pretty, Vicki! I love the reds and aquas together. I am collecting them so I can make one too...one of these days. My list just keeps growing longer! :) I admire you and that spiral quilting. I tried it on some Christmas pillows I made and couldn't get it started correctly. I will have to try it again because it is so pretty. That thread catcher/pin cushion is clever too. I'll have to put that on my list as well... :)

Sue Daurio said...

great use of scraps. I like to try to use mine up right away too. Front and back the quilt is wonderful!

Sarah Lizzie said...

Ooooooh......loving these colourways, Miss Vicki!! And...that spiral quilting....you are just too, too clever!!

Lorna McMahon said...

You blow me away! Love that spiral quilting! And the pieced backing makes this beauty reversible. I would like to donate a wall hanging, Vicki. Please email me the details and mailing address! Thanks for joining in the Let's Bee Social linky party at Sew Fresh Quilts!

Sherry said...

A lovely finish for a very worthy cause. I know the individual receiving it will cherish it.

CeLynn said...

Love the spiral quilting and the pieced back too. The colors play so nice together in this quilt,great work!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Your quilting is gorgeous and I love your color combination! I am visiting from LBS.

Renee said...

What a cute quilt! Love the colors and quilting! I've been a big fan of spirals in every size--and it works so well on your quilt!

riddleandwhimsy said...

The spiral looks great on the blue on the back. ALmost like a water ripple :) I recently tried out spiral quilting for the time, and I loved how easy it was. I thought it would be hard!! It's just awkward, really.

heather said...

I really like the quilting. I would have thought that would be hard to do with the constant turning of the quilt.

Vicki in MN said...

Using up scraps is good and that is a perfect project, I love my scrap keeper, thanks for socializing!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Love your colour choices! I've yet to make a teal and red quilt, but I'm sorely tempted. The spiral quilting is very cool... I'll have to add that to my list of things to try!

Green Carlson said...

I love this so much. Great job.

Quilt Musings said...

I think you may have just inspired me for using the scraps after using scraps for my scrappy bargello!! This is an awesome quilt and the back is wonderful too!!

Paula Hughes said...

That looks Awesome!!! I love the spiral quilting and the color combo always looks great. Question, what do you use in the bucket portion to keep it stiff?

Live a Colorful Life said...

Great use of scraps! Love the spiral quilting too.

Valerie Reynolds said...

Ditto!!!You've truly inspired me to try spiral quilting...I really like it too!!!It's sure to brighten ones home and make them smile!

Janine said...

This is beautiful! I love those bright fresh colours :)

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

This is a great use of those beautiful scraps, Vicki!

Thanks for partying at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Kay said...

Really great use of scraps, you are an inspiration.

Cheryl said...

I love the quilt, especially the circular quilting!

Deborah said...

I love the circular quilting! I have to try this!

Michal Woodruff said...

Love these colors. They will always be my favorite. They were the colors of my daughters wedding. Happy Quilting

Amy DeCesare said...

Such beautiful spin-off projects - just as pretty as the original quilt. Your spiral quilting is awesome, and thanks for explaining how it was done. I would love to try it. That pieced backing is fabulous, too!

Catherine said...

I love your use of scraps. As I get on my quilting journey I have been wondering what to do with them myself and what size scraps to save and which to discard.
Also I think I'll try the spiral quilting on my first finished machine pieced quilt. Yours is so neat and I love the pieced back too.
Visiting on the 2014 GYB Party from Wales

Catherine www.ditsygranquilts.blogspot.co.uk

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