Wednesday, February 11, 2009

From An Overflowing Scrap Box...

It all started with some overflowing scrap boxes. I had to do something to get it under control, so I started cutting 2 x 4 inch rectangles. Before I knew it I had all of these. I also had this white on white print that I was going to use in another project, but it drove me nuts so I threw it in the scrap box too. (it was so hard to tell which was the right side). After some mindless cutting and chain sewing this is what I came up with, my version of a coin quilt (crib sized) and a doll quilt to boot. These are some of my very favorite fabrics from the scrap box; flea market fancy, amy butler, urban chicks swell, farmer's market along with a few others.
A couple more additions to the "need to be quilted" list. That's one LONG list!

I finished Ashley's spiderweb blocks for the Block Party quilting bee. She sent a gorgeous piece of linen and a bunch of beautiful fabric strips. The block is really easy and I actually had a good paper piecing experience. This is going to be one stunning quilt. I made a couple for myself too....I think I'll keep making them every once and awhile until I have a quilt.
Lastly, these are my maverick star blocks that are on their way to Tia for the Bushfire Quilt Project (see my last post for details). Thanks to everyone who headed over and offered to help! Another super simple block to make. Can't believe I haven't made these before. Victoria has made a great tutorial on making maverick starts in case you need a little help. Wish I had seen it earlier!
Project Improv update coming soon. I have a bunch of envelopes to open.

58 comments:

Purple and Paisley said...

love everything...especially the spiderwebb blocks...they are on my to-do list!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Love your scrap box quilts! Those spiderwebs are impressive looking too! Haven't gotten to paper piecing - but seeing them cropping up has my rethinking it :)

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh Jacquie -- love that scrap quilt -- the colors are awesome. Great blocks too!

Julie said...

I just sorted my scraps by color and was getting all sorts of inspired by the scraps. And remembering the original quilt where the started. Maybe I will sew mine all together into something! I've always liked the coins style quilts.

Gunnels blog said...

Looks great all of them! scraps are very fun!

jenny said...

the colors are great on that top quilt. the spiderweb quilt is fun to make...I'm already thinking about making another. the linen is a nice center.

QuiltedSimple said...

You've been busy - love the coins one! I need to get back into the sewing groove - maybe tonight? I love your blocks for the australian quilts - very very pretty
Kris

QuiltedSimple said...

You've been busy - love the coins one! I need to get back into the sewing groove - maybe tonight? I love your blocks for the australian quilts - very very pretty
Kris

Marie' said...

The coin quilt looks so effortlessly beautiful, but yet I know a lot of thought and planning went into it. You are truly talented!

Sherri said...

Love your coin quilts...the fabrics are great!

MichelleB said...

Love the new quilt. The fabrics and the colors and the pattern - all are wonderful! Very inspiring. I love the spiderweb block, too.

Darci said...

I love all of it. All the prints in your coin quilt are gorgeous.

Millie said...

Love all the quilts. The Scrap box spiderweb and coin quilts are so cute. Love your colors and the white background.

shellysquilts said...

Great stuff! Love it all. You are amazing!

nicolette said...

Gorgeous scrap quilt and lovely star blocks!!

Amy said...

Love your wonky squares!

When you sew the sashing on those coin quilts, do you measure first or sew and cut?

I just did one and it ended up wavy and I'm not sure why...

Patty said...

I love how the coin quilts turned out; they are amazing. I am hoping to make one someday in the future.

jacquie said...

amy,
i measure the sashing.....i've found that it keeps it from getting wavy.

Indigo Blue said...

Hi,
Looking at this post I am...well...speechless! fantastic, I really like the top one. I think I need to look at my stash pile with new eyes.

nettie said...

jacquie, your scrap quilt is beautiful! the colors are gorgeous.

Andi said...

That first quilt takes my breath away.
LOVE it!!!!!
Andi :-)

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love your scraps, and what you can do with them, i wish I had your scrap box, your fabrics are great!!

Stephanie said...

Such yummy scraps you have! And I love the spiderweb with linen.

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

What a beautiful baby quilt! I think Ashley's quilt is going to be so pretty, too. Hopefully, the wonky stars quilts will provide comfort to those hurting.

Victoria said...

As always, beautiful and inspiring work!

Shari said...

Very cheerful and fresh - perfect for spring quilting!

Alissa said...

Lovin' the scrap use! Super cute quilt tops!

Jackie said...

As usual, I just love all your work, Jacquie. It is wonderful what you can do from a box of scraps! Love all the blocks too!

Kat said...

Coin quilt love!!!! I'm pretty enthralled...just lovely.

Vicki W said...

You sure have been having some fun! Those scrap quilts are adorable.

Katherine said...

You never disappoint. You seem to magically whip up the most beautiful quilts. I'm in fabric scrap heaven, thanks to you. Absolutely gorgeous, Jacquie.
Love those Maverick blocks!

amandajean said...

those scrap box quilts are oh-so-fantastic!!! i love the color scheme. :)

sewtakeahike said...

there's just something about a scrap quilt that makes my heart melt! It's lovely Jacquie!

Kerri said...

the coin quilt looks so beautiful. it reminds me of the one i did for my sister-in-law, the same color combo!! now i'm hooked on the red, aqua, and pink. :) they are so lovely together.

the spiderweb quilt is going to be gorgeous!!

MightyMom said...

I thought your doll quilt was a pillow sham to match your crib quilt. I like it.

those spider web things are awesome!

LauraJ said...

You have the prettiest scraps ever! That is going to be one lucky baby who recieves that quilt. I finished my project improv quilt. I'm so happy!

Karyn said...

I absolutely LOVE that first scrap quilt! The colors are gorgeous, and the white really sets it off. Can't wait to see it quilted!

Jackie Russell said...

Love the scrap quilt! I also really like the spider web blocks too.

magikquilter said...

love coin quilts and that is so crisp...perfect...the wonky stars are great....up to 146 members in the group now

audreypawdrey said...

i love the coin quilt! I may have to go through my scrap box too and see what I can find.

I also love the spiderweb blocks. I have been seeing her quilt come together and I am going to have to add it to my list of quilts to make.

Your wonky stars are lovely!

em's scrapbag said...

Love the scrap quilt. The colors are so bright and happy. The spiderweb is another favorite. I've done some of those in the past yours makes me want to do another. I'm going to have to look into the help for the bush fire victims. I've been coming down with something and have been blogging much. Have a great day!

Simply This and That said...

Loving your scrap quilt! And all your blocks! The spiderweb block is definitely stunning. ooxx`jodi

Gail :) said...

Those scrap quilt tops are the best!!! You have awesome scraps.

henny said...

Wow..I can't believe those scraps had turned to fabulous quilt!!
And the maverick stars....lovely!

iknitipurl said...

Jacquie, you are truly an amazing inspirational quilt. I love the stars.

Lily Boot said...

well the chinese coins are just lovely - so crisp and pretty - but the spider block is truly gorgeous! I've always wanted to try one of those - and the linen sets it off so well, and then the stars for the bushfire victims. That's so amazing that people from so far away are reaching out to help. Everyday there are more sad, sad stories, and also ones of amazing bravery and endurance. Today, the firefighters are battling a huge blaze that is threatening the town of Healesville on the north east edge of Melbourne - fingers crossed that the winds stay favourable and oh if only we could tip Australia up a bit at the north, so that all our water here in Queensland (64% of the state is flooded) could wash on down to those that so need it.

Bekhyt said...

Jacqui,

I just read your interview on Simply Robin's blog; I really enjoyed it. Please pass along my compliments to Robin as well (can't comment on it without a google ID). It has been so interesting watching your quilting progress and I love your enthusiasm and that way you've grabbed onto this hobby with both hands. Maybe you could do a post on your comment on "an artist has ideas and a point of view"--I would love to understand that more. What I particularly loved was finding out your reasons behind Project Improv and the fact it really got driven by your teacherly side :). Both my parents were teachers, my mother retired after being principal for many years and I just have to giggle because I definitely remember that my mother's instinct to teach permeated all aspects of her life. Anyway, hats off to you. BTW, love this post's blocks!

Rose said...

I love the coin quilt, how is it possible that your quilt scraps all match? Mine are completely different colors and I have a hard time thinking they would look good side by side on the same blanket!

Madge said...

these are just gorgeous. love them love them love them.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Brillaint use of scraps! It is always very satisfying ot use up all the left over pieces/

Anina said...

I have an overflowing scrap basket and have been thinking hard on what to do with it. Your quilt is lovely!

bonnie said...

you are one prolific quilter. your coin quilt is amazing, right along with your spiderweb quilt. beautiful.

Kellie said...

I've been lurking for a while and I must finally just come right out and say it...you are my quilting hero! You're quilts are amazing! This scrappy/coin quilt is one of my favorites so far. Thanks for the quilty inspiration!

Rebekah said...

your scrap quilt is so coordinated! I love it.

Those spiderweb blocks are so cute. I really want to try making some

Amylouwho said...

I love your version of a coin quilt! What a great way to use all of your favorite scraps. And the white with is makes it look so fresh!

Someone directed me to your wonky log cabin tutorial and I thank you!! I just did my first one the other night. I just blogged about it and linked back to you. Hope you don't mind! I look forward to reading more about you and your projects!

Sarah said...

LOVE all of these. Those spiderweb blocks are awesome - love the modern look the fabric choices give such a traditional block.

Christine said...

Love your scrappy quilts and blocks.

julia said...

Wow.
I know I can't add something new...but I LOVE your scrap box quilt...more than beautiful! It must be pure fun to re-"visit" old fabric friends you love...makes me wish I had also some of the more modern fabric!
Hugs, Julia