Monday, July 30, 2012

Design Wall Monday #28 - Raw Edge Applique

Almost a year ago I wrote about the raw edge applique idea I had for using up the scraps from my IOP (Indian Orange Peel) quilt - you can read about post here. On my design wall today is the first 6 blocks. 
This is not the first time that the original quilt turns into a UFO, while I became fascinated with making the scraps into a finished project first!  
I am having great fun playing in the scrap bin and think there might be enough bits left to make 6 more blocks.
This quilt has decided to call itself "Shattered". 
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Oh yah, I almost forgot to mention that the winner of my 1,000th blogpost draw is commenter #44 (as picked by my daughter) which is another quilting blogger named Cathy
You still have time to get in on the handwork draw....just post a link to your hand stitching blogpost before tomorrow!

28 comments:

  1. This is just fun!! I also have to finish up the scraps - it really does lead to more UFOs. Keep having fun - that's what it's all about!

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  2. really cool - really fun project! I can see how black could really work into this as you go - can't wait to see how it turns out.

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  3. Such a fun quilt idea! I can see why you got carried away with the scraps. Hope you get back to the original though, it is a great quilt.

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  4. Very pretty. I am fascinated with the idea of raw edge applique but just can't bring myself to do it because I am such a whiner with regular applique.... Your results are beautiful.

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  5. I really like your scrap idea, I may have to "borrow" it. I do have lots of scraps......I guess we all do. :-)

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  6. Your IOP quilt is an incredibly amazing piece, but I'm sure I would have more fun doing "shattered" (Love that name!). Very cool effect. With a black background it would look like stained glass--and you could call it "stained". : )

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  7. OH, how very fun!! I just love this idea...yummy!!!I have the perfect scraps all sorted and ready for this project...hmmmm...

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  8. Oh, wow! That is going to be amazing!

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  9. Don't you just love making those scrappy blocks? I made one in a similar fashion...each block in a different colorway...so much fun!

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  10. Yours is so bright and happy! I do like raw edge applique ~
    :-}pokey

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  11. Great colours. I have not tried one of those out yet. Maybe some day. So pleased I won you prize. I will have to finish something to try out the new binding clips. I will let you know when is arrives.

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  12. I love the blocks for shattered, so bright and cheery. Beautiful.

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  13. What a wonderful idea to use of small pieces of scraps and the raw edge part is even better. You have given me ideas...LOL
    Take care.

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  14. Great way to use your scraps. What a good idea.

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  15. very modern looking.
    congrats to Cathy.

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  16. I have made some postcards from my IOP scraps but should really just work on the quilt....

    I like your blocks!

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  17. Lovely! It has that illuminated quality like stained glass.

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  18. Looks like fun blocks and I love the bright fabrics in in them!

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  19. Oh NEAT! I remember those blocks, but the picture reminder is so fun to look at.

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  20. What a great idea -- and what a totally different effect than the IOP blocks!

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  21. So do you sew each piece down by machine with reg. stitch? It looks fabulous so far. Can't wait to see it with more blocks.

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  22. Very pretty...love the name as well.

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  23. Love it! My first thought was that it looks like stained glass but after a moment I realized that it really reminds of a mosaic - you know - the kind they make from broken pieces of tile. Oh - so pretty.

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  24. Kathy, love the shattered quilt blocks idea of using up large left over pieces and the colors are so pretty.

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