Friday, December 12, 2014

A Finished Quilt Top

I put the pedal to the metal to finish this quilt top for the quilt guild meeting this week. It is the "Quilt Pattern for the Month" designed by Jackie Syer. It was completely made from my stash... nothing was purchased to make this quilt top!
The layout was random, and as I like to remind people, random does not mean equally balanced... it means random ("proceeding, made, or occurring without aim, reason, or pattern"). I tried to alternate the two blocks (the pinwheel and a 4 patch center) as much as possible


The photos are not great. They were taken on my clothesline at sunset, with the sun behind the quilt. I do like this photo since it gives the quilt a stained glass kind of a look.
I sewed the quilt together so quickly that I have since discovered two "concerns" - one is a hole due to no seam allowance (oh my goodness how could that happen?!?) and one is a hole caused by clipping threads, and accidentally clipping into a quilt patch! I will try to fix those errors today.



And now I am off to check out step #3 of the Grand Illusion mystery... TGIF!

23 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh, isn't this just pure FUN! Love random scrappy and placement - random abandonment makes for great quilts.

Kate said...

Wow, that one came together pretty quickly. Great way to use up some of your scraps.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Let me guess...your scrap bins are still overflowing....Am I right??? I love your scrappy quilts!

Deb A said...

That came out great Kathy! Love that it is all scrappy...... I really need to dump the three (ok, seven!) buckets of scraps and sort them up and use them. Of course... I just ordered Vicki Welches RSC scrap bag this morning. I'm addicted to fabric!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Your quilt does give the look of a stained glass window. I like it!

Julierose said...

I love its randomness...I have found some seams hanging by just two threads!! And i still don't know how that happened either! Hugs, Julierose

Ellen said...

It looks really good...someone is going to be a very happy recipient! I think it looks like stained glass too.

Scrappy quilter said...

I love it.

Deanna W said...

Love it especially with the sun behind it. I was trying to figure out how you got that look then I read what you wrote!! Oh no..holes! Maybe just a little to speedy!!

sandi s said...

I love your quilt! Love, love scrappy quilts. I really enjoy seeing what you are working on. Hugs,

Anita Gambrell said...

WOW WOW WOW
That is so beautiful and awesome! I love every part of it!

Monica said...

Actually, I think these photos are pretty good, Kathy! And the quilt looks great. It really sparkles. Great job, and good luck with clue #3!

Quilting Nonnie said...

Congratulations on being scrappy and finishing in record time! When doing surprise scrappy I draw scraps from a paper sack. I call it actually controlled scrappy. Meaning if I really don't like the fabric I pulled, for whatever reason, I can choose another. Or, another way, I pull out two fabrics and choose one I want from them! I love your quilt, great combination of blocks. And the sunset behind it was a wonderful serendipity.

Ginney Camden said...

I think it looks great!

Needled Mom said...

That looks beautiful.

Mary said...

Yea, for Friday's Finish. Are we crazy to be working on the New Mystery instead of our UFO's?? Got my Cle and I'm headed down to stitch the day away! No Car and Nowhere to go today.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I love the stained glass effect! :)

Sarah said...

I really like this. The colours are gorgeous!

scraphappy said...

Beautiful and quick finish. Amazing how quickly things can get done with a looming deadline.

Chantal said...

Serious pedal to the metal! Oh my, smoke must be coming out of the sewing machine! You did a great job. I love it.

Karen said...

I know it is a good feeling for you to have used stash only. You must have a pretty big stash.

margaret said...

very nice pin wheels are one of my favourite blocks and this shows the off so well

Missy Shay said...

Your quilt turned out beautiful!