Thursday, 6 May 2010

My latest scrap quilt !

As I explained a few posts ago my box full of strings was packed to bursting so I decided to do something with them. Instead of just diving in and sewing them altogether willy-nilly I wanted to do something more structured.


I ironed them all and cut them in uniform strips of 1.25 inch roughly 6 inches long. Once that was done I started sewing them into these.


Soon I had a pile like this.




Then I got a small pasta bowl I have and drew round it onto some fusible web.


And made 1 of these.




I cut out the middles of the fusible ( bondaweb ) to cut out the stiffness a bit. Here is a pile ready to be used.




I am not in the process of appliquing them by machine onto background fabric. My machine has been whizzing like mad - lol !

I am determined to get this done completely before I start anything new. Binding and all.

Next on the agenda is a baby quilt I need to make for Jess's college tutor. I know what I am doing for that thanks to Norma and Linda - because the baby is not born yet and they haven't found out if it's a boy or a girl I am thinking of doing 1 for each - the other will be kept til another baby comes along. But I want to get this done first.
Big day for us here in UK today - General Election - will we have a new Prime Minister tomorrow ?
Take care xx

19 comments:

anne bebbington said...

Why not do one side of the quilt pink and the other side blue so it's reversible and suitable for either

Quilter Kathy said...

Cool! Look forward to seeing what you are fusing the circles onto!!

Doodlebug Gail said...

Those circles look absolutely lovely - please do show some more progress photos of the fusing/applique.

Gene Black said...

Oooh....email me as soon as the election is done, I want to know who the new PM is. (for an American (aka Yank) I am weird that way.

You know I am an Anglophile, right?

Rhonda said...

The circle is looking very interesting....I really like what I see and can't wait to see more!

Fiona said...

Intriguing! Can't wait to see what the top looks like.

A Time for Stitching said...

A great idea for using up scraps. I'm sure you'll pull them all together in fabulously coordinated way. Can't wait to see!
Teresa x

Sheila said...

I saw something similar on another blog, but like your idea better. I am anxious to see how you move forward with this!

Gene Black said...

I just read about the "hung parliment" due to no clear winner in the election. Sounds like a real mess.

Floss said...

I like this idea, a bit of a change form the normal string quilts I've seen

Linda said...

I like the way this is going. Cant' wait to see more!

Guðrún said...

What are you doing with the circles??? :) You have not yet a new PM I believe, at least if the news here are correct.

Kieny The Dutchlady said...

Love the circle, I'm curious to see what you will do with it.

Sarah said...

Hmmm... what are you up to?

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country mouse said...

Can't wait to see what you do with those circles. Its nice and scrappy, so I love it already :cD I tend to think like you do with the baby quilt thing. I figure if I end up with an "extra" baby quilt its ok because there is going to be some time where I can use it as a gift.

julieQ said...

I love that idea! What a great use of your strips, it will just be wonderful.

Joan said...

Thats going to make a really special quilt - I look forward to seeing it progress

Lynda said...

Since my strips box is also very full, I'm intrigued to see the results of your pasta bowl quilt!