Remember the yellow scrappy star quilt??
Well there are still scraps left over of course and so I wanted to make something different.
I brought 2.5 metres of this beautiful cotton floral from trademe
and cut large squares from it.
Then I sewed strips on two sides of the squares
and a triangle on the corner.
I sewed them all together and used a dark floral from my vintage stash
to border it all.
I backed it with a soft worn flannelette sheet ($2 Sally Army)
and some light batting from Kutwell ($4 a metre)
I bagged the quilt rather than binding it and hand stitched around the edge to hold it firm.
Snuggling under it is like being under a warm cloud.
It's is amazing. We all love it.
It looks ok too and such a different look from this one.
I do like to add a fabric to my scraps to unite them.
It makes them go a long way too.
I don't think this quilt is going to be put away for a long time,
everyone loves it too too much.
Here's a picture of the backing.
It was a sheet I got that wasn't good enough for the shop,
but it's got loads of wear left in it and is perfect for this scrappy quilt.
I love this kind of making the best of all.
It feels like quilting should be like this, using what we have to make something.
I just had to put a picture in of this.
When the fence of doom was put around this building I couldn't believe it,
it's been there forever.
They used to have the best garage sales in there and I've rummaged for treasure
many and many a time.
I hate to see so much of our community being torn apart like this.
I hope the city planners keep this in mind as they make plans for our city.
It bothers me that they seem to want to make a clean slate,
but you can't erase our city like that. It might just be buildings
but they are special buildings to us. [rant over]
Anyway I have one more little quilt to make from these scraps
and then I'll give away the remnants cause three from this colourway is enough for me!!