Friday, 24 June 2011

Having tidied my studio this week and cleared out and sorted through all my fabrics, the scrap buckets were crying out to me.
Coupled with being in a manic sewing mood to accessorise all the clean freshly sorted rooms, I couldn't rest until I'd played with some of the scraps.


Some of my scraps are so diddy that at the time, I'm not actually sure why I keep them, but when projects like this come to mind, it reminds me why I never, and I mean NEVER throw away any fabrics. Even the teeniest inch square piece of loveliness has a use.


This was the easiest, quickest, prettiest quilt I have ever made. I simply laid scraps onto wadding until I'd filled all the gaps. Then it was a matter of sewing every edge in place. There's no front-to-front sewing going on here. This one is all about the raw edges.
A quick one piece plain backing was sewn on and then I whipped up some green stripy binding (oh, I'm such a pro at binding now) and before you knew it even the dollies had a new quilt.


As predicted, Ruby wants a full size version for her bed.

Not sure that will be quite so quick to whip up...

9 comments:

Mantha said...

What a pretty quilt for dolly's to snuggle under .. a full size version would be gorgeous :) have a great wkend x

Kylie said...

I love it! and how gorgeous that Ruby wants one too :) What a satisfying project... and such a gratifying response after last time ;) Kx

pop-i-cok said...

lucky dollies :-)

**nicke... said...

i LOVE that super duper cute doll quilt... i love a quick finish. and i would love to hear the story about the dolls... they look very LOVED and a little creepy... ;) i bet you have had them for a long time!

Lilian Barker said...

I keep all sorts of tiny scraps too! Was gearing up to throw them away, but now I've seen your lovely quilt maybe I'll hang on to them for a bit longer... :)

Flossie said...

This is a lesson for me to start keeping my scraps, the doll quilt is lovely. I just have to add WOW!...your studio is AMAZING!

JANE KNOWN AS LIZA T said...

I love your screen printing, where did you learn it? I have done a few courses but have yet to find a method of making the screens without expensive equipment, I want to do it at home not have to get my screens exposed from a printer....
hope you can help!! xx

Lorna said...

Looks lovely, I never throw out scraps either but unfortunately I don't have your speed or skill when it comes to putting them together :)

bearpaw said...

So cute! I love that Prince charming fabric. It does make you feel really good using up scraps.