Monday, January 30, 2012

Funky Pinwheel Scrappy Quilt

As our Month long of Scrappy Fun almost comes to a end...

I thought it might be kinda fun to show you a Scrappy Project from the very start to the very finish!

As in the original project, then the scraps from the project, and then the project created from the scraps! {did ya catch all that?}


My friend Sheri made 4 Shelby Mine Purses recently for Christmas. Each one in a totally different colorway.

#1) What I would call Dark Country... It has that country vibe with Sheep, Roosters, Wood- Grain, Apples... And, dark homey colors: Deep Red and Forest Green.
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#2) I would call this Soft and Subdued... It has a bit of the country / cottage vibe in soft and subtle colors: Denim Blues and Saddle Browns.
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#3) This would be the Bright and Cheery one... It has the ever popular Aqua and Red with a bit of Pink too.

#4) I don't have a photo of #4. But it was made with this Charm Pack... Happy Greens and Sunny Yellows in a bit of Country...
It might be a little overwhelming to imagine all the scraps from these 4 projects in one quilt...
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How bout if we grab all the scraps from these four purses

Press them...
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and sort them by color...
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Sheri's scraps were mostly 1.5" strips left over from the Charm Squares she used in her purses.

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Now when you see them all together it doesn't look too bad.
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But let's break them up a bit just for fun...

I've sorted them into different colorways.... You could come up with some scraptacular projects using just a few colors from this big pile of scraps...

Pink, Green and Brown...


Red, White, and Blue with a bit of Gray...
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This is a pretty combo... Sunny Yellow and Happy Green make that darker country black floral pop!

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But what if I chose just about 5 colors from that big pile of scraps, sewed them together, and then used my funky pinwheel template to make a funky pinwheel block?
Scrappy Funky Pinwheel

I've never made Scrappy Funky Pinwheel's before... And I LOVE them!
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And look how well the dark deep turquoise prints from purse #1 blends in with the bright aqua prints from purse #3.
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Even the dark reds from Purse #1 sit next to the bright reds from purse's #3 and #4 pretty well.
I used white Kona cotton for the background... And to tie the quilt together I bought the Aqua and Red Dot for the Border.
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With just a little sorting, pressing, and sorting again... I was able to put together a bright, happy and fun little baby quilt from 4 completely different colorways/projects! For me... The possibilities are endless with Scraps!

I've done up some Instructions with Photos for the Scrappy Funky Pinwheel Block in PDF format.
If you would like to download the PDF instructions for the scrappy block, you can do so
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NOTE:
This Scrappy version is made using my Funky Pinwheel Template set, and 1 1/2" x at least 5" scraps.

You WILL NEED the Funky Pinwheel Template Set and Instructions to make this scrappy version. And to use the Scrappy Instructions...

The templates are NEW and IMPROVED and back in my Etsy Shop!

I am no longer hand cutting them. And they are 1/8" thick now! I'm just thrilled with the way they have turned out and will be adding my other templates and some Square It Up! templates to the shop soon!
See You Tomorrow and Happy Scrappy Sewing!
ooxx`jodi

53 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This is so sweet - love the mix of scrap colors in the whirly gig on white.

Michele said...

Looking good! I love scrap quilts. The border fabric was perfect!

Fiona said...

Lovely... really great use of your scraps.. so cheerful.
Hugz

pinsandneedles said...

Love how you used those scraps in the funky pinwheel quilt. Love it! Thanks Jodi for all the scrappy inspiration this month!

Nanna said...

greta color combos', since I've started on the picnic quilt I seem to get more excited over scraps than yardage now LOL!
Helen

Kelly O. said...

i am SUPER excited about square it ups!!!!! yay!

Carla said...

extremely cute! This is on the to do list now---like right now : )

KaHolly said...

The quilt is cute, but the bag is delicious!!

Sheila said...

What a great use of these scraps , it just goes to show you how well things can go together !

Brooke said...

In a million years I never would have dreamed of those fabrics coming together......you have an eye for color, that is for certain!!

I love the pinwheel - it is an all time favorite of mine - and the scrappy version is magnificent!!

My favorite thing about the quilt is how you varied the quilting...the stippling on the outside and the cross hatch on the inside adds even more interest and dimension to an already fantastic design. So great!!

I'm rather addicted to playing with scraps. It's like food, actually....dealing with the left overs is usually my favorite part of a big spread! :-)

Lori Holt said...

I'm so glad that your rulers are back in your shop!
I love the scrappy funky pinwheel quilt...how fun!
xx
Lori

Lynnette said...

I love the little bags and really love your use of bright and cheerful colors! So glad I found your blog, it brightens my day. Thanks.

SharronR said...

Could this baby quilt be for your new Grandbaby? :) Love the way you used all the scraps.

Diane said...

Cute! I am finnishing up my modified picnic scrap quilt this morning and will have pictures posted later.. thanks for the inspiration and motivation to get it going and done!

mtnquiltr said...

Very good ideas, and thank you for the pdf. It's on my to do list! Love scrappy quilts.

P. said...

That is such a fun, cute quilt! I love it.

Des said...

awesome idea jodi!!

luciethehappyquilter said...

Love the projects. Thanks for sharing.

Heartsdesire said...

Thanks so much for this scrappy tutorial, Jodi. Who knew all those scraps could make such a beautiful quilt. I think sorting your scraps by colours first, makes it easier to put together a great quilt.

Peggy said...

i love doing something with scraps, it gives a you such a feeling of accomplishment.

Barb said...

Oh I need to turn out my scrap basket and get sorting...

Annette said...

Beautiful. Not a scrappy quilt fan but this just about converts me.

I see that each leg in your pin wheel has 1 of each color. Did you go true scrappy and just randonly pull from each color group as you built?

eamylove said...

You're KILLING me here!!! Love how the scraps look organized by color! I must get started asap...I finally used my funky pinwheel pattern and template this weekend. FUN!!!

Mary said...

I love your idea of showing the mix of scraps from totally different fabric moods - how they can come together and make something wonderful. A good lesson on not being afraid to mix scraps.
Thanks for all the "scrapsperation" this month.

Sharon said...

I Love the way you use your scraps. You have given me many ideas.

Kim said...

Great post! I loved seeing all of those fabrics laying out together! The quilt turned out beautiful! I really want to try one of those quilts too! My to do list just keeps getting longer!

VickiT said...

Each of these are beautiful. I only hope I can learn to put things together with scraps as beautifully as you can. Thank you for the tutorial.

BLONDEDESIGN said...

Great use of your scraps! And the pinwheels are super. Kx

Becky said...

Those purses are cute and your quilt is Wonderful!!!!!
Can't wait for you to see what I'm scrappy making!

Lee D said...

they are all awesome projects. You are so clever with your scraps. tomorrow will be so exciting!

Dian said...

Hi, You are the only person I know who would be excited as I am about finding a bag of 2" pre-cut sq's! I went to a local (1 hour drive away) Quilt show that had a "country store" of members fabric they no longer wanted. My big bag only cost me $1.00. I have the book "Cut the Scraps" and can't make up my mind what to do first!!
PS I tried to order your Funky pinwheel template, but could not get past the Pay-Pal page where it said "continue"
Dian

Ann T. said...

Very cute. What a fun way to use up the charm block leftovers.

Rachel said...

What a great idea. Love the quilt!

Leanne said...

Your scrappy quilt is amazing. I love it.

Rosa said...

Such beautiful scraps quilt!I`d love yopur eye for color.

I like the little bag.

Andy said...

I love those scrappy pinwheels. I'm thinking though, that your scraps are a WHOLE lot prettier than mine!

Sheri said...

Great post! The quilt turned out great.

hafza said...

Thanks for sharing the pattern... It turn out lovely!!

Richard Healey said...

I like the scrappy pinwheels that a neat diffident block.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

Smalltowngirl said...

How nice to see Carlene Westberg's bag (design). I bought one not too long ago and just love it! Love your funky pinwheel quilt, such a happy quilt!

Lee said...

I love your border!

Becky said...

Oh, the scrap quilt turned out so cute! I have got to get busy using up more of my scraps. This post has given me the inspiration to do so--thanks!

Anna F said...

Love these scrappy funky pinwheels. Must get the templates w/instructions for my birthday.

Simplesmente Silvinha said...

I do not know which of these pieces is the most beautiful. Wonderful truth.
Congratulations on manual work 'is a godsend
Silvia
http://tearpiaocupacional.blogspot.com/

Tanya said...

I've always admired how some people are so gifted at putting together seemingly uncoordinated pieces into a beautiful rainbow.

KatieQ said...

To me there is nothing quite so appealing as a scrappy quilt with a crisp white background. No matter what the mix of scraps is like, the white background makes it all look wonderful.

the girlfriend gap said...

this was very informative. thank you for sharing your process. the scrappy pinwheel is adorable. and the bags..... well now I want one. very fun! janita

Carrie P. said...

Love those bags and your quilt looks so cute as a scrappy quilt. Well done!

mac said...

Thanks for all the inspiration. I am now making use of my scraps and have even enjoyed sorting them into useful groups.

stitching under oaks said...

You've got a great eye for color...to have them all 'go' together is a real talent!

Amber said...

I love that quilt Jodi! Great blocks and I love that fun border too!

Amber

harleywife57 said...

How cute !!! I'm glad I found your blog ! where have I been all this time ???

harleywife57 said...

Wow ; you are very creative and your scrappy quilts don't look scrappy ; they looked planned out and GORGEOUS !

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