Monday, April 29, 2013

Scrappy 2011 Quilt - Scraps Plus One!

Each beginning of a new year I try and make a scrappy style quilt with the scraps left over from my previous years projects. It's been super fun!  And I can't believe how fast the years have gone by! 

Here is 2008
Scrappy 2008 Quilt



2009
Scrappy 2009 Quilt Pre-quilting



2010   
{which isn't finished....ugh}
Selvedge Quilt Top



And FINALLY 2011 !  
{I'm a bit behind in my yearly scrappy quilts...}
Scrap Quilt 2011

I actually used a pattern for my 2011 quilt... It's from Joan Ford's newest book; Scraps Plus One!  

The pattern is called Flower Bed and I totally had a blast sewing this quilt! Such a fun pattern! 


Flower Bed Quilt Pattern

Back in January of 2012 I had the opportunity to review Joan's book Cut the Scraps! Which I absolutely LOVED...



And I have to say, I love the second book as much as the first.  You all know I love sewing with my scraps.... so I love to see what other quilters do with their scraps....
Joan has some great ideas, info. and patterns.   When I saw her Flower Bed pattern, I knew instantly I had to make it, and that it would be my 2011 scrappy quilt.

Scrap Quilt 2011


I had so much fun sewing this quilt up!  Truly it was so easy and so quick!  Once all the scrappy squares were cut, it just flew together.  I will totally be using this pattern again.

Scrap Quilt 2011

I think I will send this out to be quilted.... It's rather large for me to do on Queen Elna... It finishes at 72"x90"... {there is another row draped over the back of the clothesline you can't see}  

And now I MUST get my selvedge 2010 quilt top done... Must.... And figure out what I'm going to do for 2012 too!  Yikes.... Wish me Luck! 

Happy Sewing ! ooxx`jodi


Sharing this over at Randi's: 

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23 comments:

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Beautiful quilts and great way to utilize left over scraps

Ada said...

I love scrap quilt, because they are so colourful. Yours are beautiful.

Patchwork and Play said...

I remember joining in with your scrappy quilt making at the end of 2009! Or was it 2010? It must be time to make another one! Thanks for the inspirationQ

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Gorgeous quilts! Love the scrappy.

Sue Bennett said...

Great use of those scraps. Love them all.

booboomac said...

I love that idea!

Pat Pearston said...

Love, love, love your scrappy quilts.

Cotton Blossom said...

What a great idea! Kind of like a V8, why didn't I think of that moment. They are all beautiful thanks for sharing.

karen said...

What a great tradition!

Becky said...

This really is a great tradition! You are indeed the Scrap Master ;)

Teri said...

Nice idea on scraps from the year. Love the quilt and I have requested the book from the library.

kittyj said...

I love all your scrap quilts, especially 2008. It is so fun to see what we can do with all those fantastic scraps. I think I may have to buy the latest book and do the flower bed quilt too!

Emily said...

I have always loved your yearly scrap quilts!! And by all means get those others finished up. They are way to beautiful to remain UFO's!!

BTW, The lady who quilts for me is super inexpensive if you need a name. She only charges a penny a sq in. so even with shipping she is reasonably priced.

Marie said...

These are fun, and what a great way to use up scraps and have a memory quilt from each year. Cool.

Jean said...

I like your 2011 best but they are all pretty. You can find a lot of free patterns using scraps on Bonnie Hunter web site quiltville.com

Happy scrappy quilting.

Lee D said...

they are all wonderful. I will have to check this book out some more. I too love scrap quilts. YOurs are always so bright and cheerful.

em's scrapbag said...

Scrap quilts are my favorite. Yours are beautiful!

Dee said...

Oh, these make me happy! Such beautiful and happy colors in such neat settings! Hoorah!

Angela Atkins said...

I love these scrap quilt-so beautiful. Thanks for the book recommendations!

FlourishingPalms said...

You've created a great tradition of quiltmaking. Such a wonderful idea to showcase all your fabrics. Ahhh, if I dare to disagree, you CAN quilt a big quilt on a home sewing machine. I'm currently sit-down quilting an 86" X 101" quilt on my Pfaff Grand Quilter.

yeissen said...

2010 is amazing!!! Makes me want to save everything!!! Love it!!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Oh such pretty quilts.. Can't beat scrappy quilts they are my favourite :-)

Brenda said...

Can't wait to see what you did for 2012 and are going to do for 2013. Love them.

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