Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Scrappy Evolution

Remember this bag of scraps?
















First they appeared in this sewing machine cozy. The pattern is available at Spool. This one is for me. It was a practice for a Christmas gift for a special sewer. Watch those top corners, they were tough.
















Then they turned into these with no real purpose in mind.





















Next they found their way into placemats. I made 4 of them. They'll make a nice gift, or they would look fab on my table. I like the quilting on these, kinda modern and funky.




































And wouldn't you know it those scraps evolved themselves right into a quilt. "G" Whiz! OK, so I used a few pieces from my stash too. I needed a lap quilt in the living room. It's getting chilly!










































And now I have these and more scraps. Stay tuned...

54 comments:

QuiltedSimple said...

Amazing. I love the placemats and especially the quilting on them - how did you come up with that pattern? I can't wait to see the lap quilt in all it's finished glory. I need a sewing machine cover, I'll have to get motivated and make one....
Kris

apple cyder said...

I also really love the placemats. Nice work using up your gorgeous scraps, J.

Katie Jean said...

Oh, what a gorgeous bunch of scraps! I love the sewing machine cover. I definitely need to make one of those!

abcgirl said...

i second "quiltedsimple." that quilting pattern was what i originally had in my head for my red quilt, but then i went a slightly different direction because i couldn't quite figure out how to make it work. any tips/hints?

Stephanie said...

Well aren't you the clever one. I love the quilting on your placemats. I WANT more of the Flea Market Fancy fabric...say that 10 times real fast. They need to reissue this line. I have a yard each of 10 different pieces that my family gave me for Christmas 2 years ago. I'm going to start my project in the new year.

Gezina said...

How do you get it all done? They are just gorgeous - all of them. Love the colors together.

Erika said...

very clever, I ove all your projects!

Jackie Russell said...

I love all the projects you have made with these scraps. I have a bunch of strips sewn together that I was going to do another coin quilt I might need to rethink that now.

Sandy said...

I agree that I love the quilting on those placemats! You have given me an idea! Thanks!

Mary Beth said...

Great job! I strive to use up all. (It'll clear more space in the sewing cabinet too.) And it is esp neat when you love the fabrics too. Take care!

Potiron said...

What can I say, Fabulous!!!

tell me, just so that I can get an idea, how long did it take you to do all that???

And do you do everything by machine? do you quilt yourself or have someone quilt it for you and do you quilt by hand or machine????

I absolutely love your work and your production.... I wish I was as prolific (is that the word??)as you!!!

Please keep it up!!!

Sherri said...

I just love those scraps! I not only love the fabrics, but all of your fun projects!

Needled Mom said...

Great projects - each and every one of them.

jovaliquilts said...

What fun! It's like a bag of blocks for a kid, only better! Thanks for pointing out the placemat quilting -- I enlarged it for a closer look and it's very cool indeed. Really nice to have that on an otherwise more simple design.

Michaela said...

You are amazing. I love it all. Quilting on the placemats? Fabulous!!
Can't wait what is coming up with the rest of the scraps.

Cami said...

Oh they are all so lovely! I love the quilting you did, I'll have to give that a try sometime.

audreypawdrey said...

I like everything! The tablerunner and placemats are awesome. I think I need a sewing machine cover now, too. Oh, I can't wait to see that finished lap quilt!

driftwood said...

what wonderful creations, I love the colours! can't wait to see what's next!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Look at all that beauty - from scraps! Love how you made your G too. I think I need some placemats . . . I will have to get on that :)

Katherine said...

I'm scrap happy with all the beautiful projects you shared in this amazing post. I'd be hard pressed to pick a favourite.
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Hooray for scraps!

Amber said...

Everything is just beautiful - I love the quilting on the place mats! As always - you amaze and inspire!

Holly said...

Oh how cool. I love the place mat. Very neat idea.

em's scrapbag said...

I love all that you have done with your scraps. You are so creative. If I send you my scraps would you be so kind? (just kidding) hee hee

Jackie said...

You are so clever, using up every little piece! I love everything that you have made! I can't wait to see what is in store for the rest of your scraps/strips.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Love the linen and fabric combinations and I really like the geometrics of it all.

Amy said...

The quilting on the placemats is excellent. I've never thought of that and now I have to go do it!

nettie said...

i love them all! wow, that's a lot of projects you got out of those scraps! amazing.

i really love the placemats. i may have to make some for myself.

Kate said...

love all the projects!

Alissa said...

Lovely lovely and more lovely!! Such great uses for your scraps!

Libby said...

The G is so fun - that bag of scraps has served you well!

Beth said...

Love! THe "G" is amazing!

Tif said...

woohoo, way to work those scraps!!! everything is just lovely!

MichelleB said...

Lovely, lovely stuff. I just had to get some more of these fabrics. Love them.

Madge said...

love it love it love it. some day i'm going to sew again.

Jessica said...

You are inspiring me to pull out the scraps...

Fran said...

Ya gotta love a bag of scraps. They are the best of fabrics to get your creative juices going. Just look what you did with yours.
My girlfriends always tease me that I never throw a scrap away and I tell them that there are countless possibilities in that bag of scraps.

I along with others are curious. What have you got in store for the remainder of those pretty pieces of fabric?

~~Fran...:c)

henny said...

Amazing, amazing....
I think I'll get motivated what to do with my (still small amount)scraps.. Thank you, Jacquie...

Liz said...

I am always so impressed at how you mix colors. I just don't have the eye for it...

BUMBLE BEANS said...

great fabrics! love using up my stash scraps!
Do you do that fabulous square quilting on a regular sewing machine?
very nicely done...

MightyMom said...

oh cool! I'm loving it!

I especially like the sewing machine cozy I need to make myself one as my machine get awful dusty!

great quilt! and I just love the boxy quilting! I was just thinking the other day that machine quilted stuff seems to always have basically the same all over loopy pattern....

Cheryl A said...

That quilt will look great with your pillows!

Jodie said...

You are the queen of scraps - every project is a delight!!!

Tine said...

Those greens are beautiful! I love your g-whizz quilt, it is so fresh and modern :)

country mouse said...

What wonderful scrappy projects. You always come up with such awesome ideas. I have to say I really like the quilting on those placemats too. Very funky and cool. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Alice Grace said...

I love that lapquilt! You are so creative! Placemats are beautiful, also!

Wendy said...

Great projects. My son, Glenn, might claim that quilt...

Laurie said...

you are so darn creative! i am not a very good scrap quilter...all of these projects are adorable!
laurie

ivyarts said...

I'm in love with those colors and the versatility of a few strips of gorgeous fabric. (Drool). You've got it all over me on those potholders. I'd be afraid to get gravy on those lovelies.

Stephanie D. said...

Oh, I like the lap quilt--very clever!

I'm thinking I need to make a sewing machine cover, too. Both of mine sit out all the time, and I probably should cover them.

bonnie said...

what a fantastic job using up your scraps. your lap quilt is just amazing. you have inspired me!

Jackie said...

AWESOME things! And the patchwork scraps on the hangers make me think of scarves!
Oh, and congratulations on the latest showcasing of your talent!

sarahmurray said...

Look at all of your gorgeous scrap projects! I love them all. And so sorry to hear about the jack-asses who smashed your windows. We had our car broken into in our own driveway while we slept. Who does that? I just don't get how some people can live with themselves.. they must lead pretty sad lives.

amandajean said...

I love the color combination that you have going on here. nice work!

Rebekah said...

gorgeous gorgeous projects! I love the fabrics that you put together and those place mats are so fabulous!