Thursday, June 7, 2012

Scrap Basket Challenge: Quilt No 3 (plus extras)




So little William is about three months old, and I finally got my act together this week to make his wee quilt. When I had my big sort out of scraps recently I sorted them into quilt bundles. I had a piece of fish fabric and thought it would be perfect for William, and so I popped a bundle of co-ordinating scraps with it.



When I pulled them out, I thought there didn't look like that many scraps but I thought I'd give it a go. I had in my head that I wanted to do a rectangle log cabin for the fish scrap and then a few square ones. I didn't really have enough feature prints to do more than one other but I think it looks balanced enough. I'm really stoked how this turned out and I'm hand quilting it with crochet thread to make it nice and soft and springy.


After I finished the quilt I still had scraps. I didn't want to just push them into another container, I wanted to use them up. Reuben was accepted for Rudolf Steiner school this week and starts on Monday and I thought I would make him a new crayon case, and pencil roll. I remembered these scraps and so began piecing them together. At first I had enough for just a pencil case, but I kept piecing and piecing and behold a pencil roll as well. Then I added a piece of owl fabric from the stash and made a case for his wooden flute. I lined all of these things with the leftover fabric from backing William's quilt! Perfect.

I'm happy to report that I have no more of this scrap bundle left. I can't believe how far they went. I'm loving the colour way and how they all work so well together.

5 comments:

  1. Me too! That pencil case is super spiffy!

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  2. Wonderful, you have inspired me to just create by showing me how beautiful your scrap quilts are. They have a real charm because they are so natural and organic. Now I can see how more creative these scraps can be I am inspired again. Congrats to your son, and no doubt the hard work done by your good selves.

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  3. Wow! Thats amazing how far "scraps" (otherwise unusable) will go!

    I was given a bag of "scrap wool" this week and it has been SO handy making my new blanket. I used to always throw out my left overs. Now i'm keeping them!! Daaah

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  4. All the best to Reuben on this new adventure!! I just love all the crafts and earthiness of Steiner. I hope it nurtures him and gives him wind beneath his wings. Regards Jacqui

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