Sunday, April 10, 2011

The fastest quilt ever!



Of course I had to drop everything and give it a go. I didn't use a jelly roll; mostly because I didn't want to "waste" my lovely Bliss roll, but also because I didn't want to make it quite as big. I used mostly scraps.
After I've finished sewing all the strips together it looked rather colourful, and not necessarily in a good way. I appliquéd some flowers on as it's meant to be a baby quilt. And there's another reason for the flowers as I had to patch over where I had -  once again - cut into the top while snipping off stray threads. I've lost count how many times I've done that. One would think one would learn, but sadly not me ;(.


 All ready to go to a local quilt shop which is collecting baby quilts to send to Japan.


And it seems it has become a bit of a tradition of late to show you the boxes I  or my friends have made during our workshop. Last week we ditched quilting in favor of box making during our quilt group meeting. I think everyone enjoyed it and was quite pleased with the results.

We're off on our home leave (I'm still calling it that, although I consider Singapore home now) later in the week. But I'm back before that for a little give away. So watch this space.

Vreni

18 comments:

Cathy said...

Those jelly roll races looked like fun, I love yours, especially with the appliques over it, a fab way to hide a little hole in the top!!! Gorgeous boxes. xo

Samelia's Mum said...

Such a fun quilt! The applique flowers look wonderful. It will definitely be loved.

Hilde said...

Vroom! That was indeed a F1-quilt! I like the different flowers on it. Great boxes! I never made round ones...

Jessica said...

The flowers finished it off beautifully! The round boxes look really good too!

Silvia said...

Vreni!!. Your quilt looks wonderful!!. And how nice intention on it. Sure the baby in Japan , will keep very warm, not only for the quilt warm ...more from you..

Huggs,

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
wunderschöner Babyquilt und die Blumen sind das i-Tüpfelchen!
Die "Rundablagen" schwelen bei mir auch schon länger, bin aber noch nicht dazu gekommen.
Schönen Sonntag und LG Doris

Linda said...

I love the little baby quilt! Babies love bright colors.
The boxes are beautiful!

barcord said...

Vreni, That is a beautiful quilt. The idea of applique flowers finishes it off perfectly, and who would know about the little snips if you didnt confess. Not that I'm encouraging dishonesty here :o)
Love the boxes too. Must take a lot of care and patience.

Lynda said...

The flowers really made the quilt wonderful. I have been going to try this process myself. I think using scraps might be fun.

Love the boxes all of you made.

Jude said...

The quilt looks great and it did need those appliqued flowers. The boxes look good and will come in very handy for yourself and great fro gifts as well.

Rita said...

Sali Vreni!
Das Video mit dem Quilt war lustig, nur habe ich nicht alles verstanden, wie das funktionierte. Aber ich werds wohl noch das eine oder andere Mal anschauen!!
Dein Babyquilt ist allerliebst geworden! Und die Böxli erst! Genial!!!
Wünsch Dir noch eine gute Zeit und liebi Grüessli, Rita

Janet said...

I just saw the Jelly roll race a short while ago, it looks like so much fun. Dare I say I'm glad you snipped a hole or else you wouldn't have put the flowers on and that made the quilt look really special. Love, love the boxes, clever ladies!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! That's a really cool way to get a quick quilt -- and perfect for charity quilts -- you're brilliant. I LOVE LOVE the addition of the flowers. Beautiful boxes too Vreni!

meli B said...

The flowers over the top of the jelly roll quilt are a great idea. They look really happy.

Handmade by Mai said...

A happy quilt and so pretty boxes

foodmathquilts said...

I have to admit I wasn't a fan of the fabrics together at first ... but the appliquéd flowers really pull it together! Some little girl is going to love this quilt.

sonja said...

i really adore the strip baby quilt you made. that is a great use of fabric for a most worthy cause. thank you for sharing. sonja

Sheila said...

I love your quilt!!