Sunday, 10 February 2013

Scrappy Quilt

Very scrappy indeed! I've used lots of different fabrics, in a way it's a bit like my quilt history. It was interesting to see how my taste has changed over time; from country to shabby chic to Japanese and Chinese and then on to the more modern fabrics. Also some baby and kids prints are included. All is there in a "higgledy-piggledy" fashion! Not the most beautiful quilt, I give you that, but I've used a good part of my scraps. I'm quite ruthless when it comes to throwing out scraps, I only keep it if it has a reasonably size. 

Next step: basting, FMQ then binding. Who knows when that will happen as there are already six tops waiting to be quilted. 


I wish you all 
Gong Xi Fa Cai
as today we welcome the year of the snake!



Hopefully I'll be back soon.
Cheers
Vreni x

36 comments:

Petras Kramkiste said...

Hallo Vreni,

jetzt muss ich schon überlegen ob ich in Deutsch oder Englisch antworte...

your Quilt looks so wonderful just like a dream.

Nice Day!

Petra

Bonnie Miller said...

I have just found your blog via a friend and I love it! I am truly going to make one of those scrappy stripy quilts. I am doing a Trip Around the World top at the moment to use up scraps...and I can't even see where they came from! The sad thing is I am still buying fabric...

Cattinka said...


Hallo Vreni,
mit 6 fertigen Quiltsandwiches hast Du aber eine Menge Quiltarbeit vor Dir. Der neue scrappy Quilt sieht schön aus, und für Dich ist das wie ein "I spy" Quilt und Du kannst Dich an lauter Sachen erinnern die Du mit den Stoffen so genäht hast.
LG
KATRIN W.

Julimond said...

Das Jahr der Schlange? Ich bin lt. chin. Horoskop "Ratte".
Dein Scrappy Top ist große klasse, liebe Vreni, Ich mag das so bunt. Ist doch in der Vielfalt egal, ob da Kinder- oder Saisonstoffe mit drin sind. Der gestreifte innere Rand rahmt das ganze sehr schön.
Meine Restekiste, mittlerweile sind es schon zwei Kisten, sollte endlich mal sortiert werden. Ich träume ja noch vom Irish Chain mit Resten.
Ich wünsche dir einen schönen Tag.
lg
Iris

Jessica said...

I love it Vreni! And quilting will make it look different again too.
I love the little red bow tie bits!

blauraute said...

Liebe Vreni,
mir gefällt Dein so buntes Top gut. Es verbreitet bei mir Frühlingsstimmung. Ich wünsch Dir viel Muse beim Quilten.
Dir noch einen schönen Sonntag und liebe Grüße
Roswitha

paula vielhaber said...

Why do you think it's a not so nice quilt top?
I LOVE it! The more scraps the better!
Hug Paula

Martina said...

Was für ein schöner und auch kostbarer Rückblick! Der Quilt gefällt mir sehr und bringt dir sicher immer wieder viel Erinnerungen zum sich freuen dran. Tolle Idee, das muss ich mir merken!
LG Martina und ein schönes Fest!

Cathy said...

That is beautiful Vreni, loving all the scrappy colour in there. xo

Grit said...

Der Restequilt sieht so Klasse aus. Tolle Idee mit dem gestreiften kleinen Streifen.
Liebe Grüße Grit

LintLady said...

Hallo Vreni,
ich finde das ist ein wunderschönes Top geworden. Dieses "schlichtes Muster" macht immer so eine tolle Wirkunbg! Klasse.
Frohes neues "Schlangen"-Jahr wünsch ich dir. (Ich bin ein Hahn)
LG Doris d

Astrid said...

Love it! Love it! I have a big shoe box full of strings, so one day..... :) These days only UFO's counts! :)

1leonore said...

Hallo Vreni,
das Top ist sehr schön geworden. So bunt ist es geworden, wie das Leben auch ist.
Das Jahr der Schlage beginnt... Happy new Year!
Viele Grüße
Leonore

Rossana said...

WOW Vreni!!! I like very much this quilt and I hope I could make a quilt like this one in the future! Thanks for sharing!

FlourishingPalms said...

Oooo. I love this scrappiness! Scrappy is always a favorite, and it looks like you included some great fabrics. Did you do it a-la Bonnie Hunter, with phone book pages as foundation? Or did you sew strips together and then cut them to size? You'll have fun quilting it with an allover design which will be just fine. Great work, Vreni! You've been a busy girl.

Shirley said...

Amazing scrap quilt Vreni.

Hilde said...

I love the way you use your scraps. And indeed, a lifetime of quilting goes through your hands!

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

Your top looks lovely, Vreni! It's funny because I like all the style fabrics you just mentioned. I could make a quilt of each and still like them! Great job getting it done! Happy Chinese New Year to you!

Rita said...

Sali Vreni
Das Top ist super geworden, die Streifentechnik finde ich super umgesetzt;)
Wünsch Dir im Jahr der Schlange alles Gute;)
Liebs Grüessli aus der sehr kalten und total verschneiten Schweiz, Rita

meli B said...

Great way to use up all those scraps. The top looks great.

Marg said...

Gong Xi Fa Cai.
A lovely way to use up scraps. I love the red corners. Great quilt.

Janet said...

What a good use of scraps, it all works together if you put lots of different pieces in.

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Chinese New Year Vreni! Your new quilt is very striking -- and pretty! AND, you used up scraps -- Yay!!!

Sheila said...

Wow. I LOVE this quilt!

Anne O. said...

Wow, was für Farben... Gefällt mir. Tja mit dem Quilten komme ich auch nicht nach, aber da müssen wir durch.
Liebe Grüße oder besser ein "Helau" aus Deutschland.
Anne

Gisele said...

Wow, lots of beautiful scrapyness going on there, it's stunning! Happy Chinese New Year to you too Vreni :)

Lynda said...

I love scrap quilts. This one makes me think of rain outside the window.

Rose-Anne said...

I think this top is stunning. So many memories. Love the B&W fabric for the smaller border!! And you never can go wrong with dots ...
Love, Rose-Anne

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

It's beautiful, very rich and I love the movement in the pattern! Brilliant!

Little Island Quilting said...

Lovely scrappy quilt

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I like that quilt. It's a little bit of the history of your quilting over the years. Fun!

needlesandpins said...

Grossartig!!

Liebe Grüße
Brigitte/NÖ

donkey and the carrot said...

Your scrappy quilt looks so happy like a rainbow!!! I send you all of my love my dear Vreni!

Barbara said...

Toll dein fröhlich-buntes Quilttop und jedes scrappy Streifchen erzählt eine Geschichte! Es beruhigt mich jedesmal wenn ich irgendwo lese, dass andere auch so viele Sandwiches zum Quilten in der Warteschlange haben ;-) !
Liebe Grüsse in deine Richtung,
Barbara

Preeta said...

Wow!! Vreni, its a beautiful scrappy quilt..

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