Saturday, January 29, 2011

trickle down scraps and fun sites to visit

Gen X Quilters

I pulled these fabrics from my stash in November 2009 to start a new Bonnie Hunter mystery called  "Carolina Christmas.                                                           
  I quickly realized the yellow had to
go!   It was replaced with a nice bright white.  Yes, that made all the difference.

A year later the quilt was completed down to the binding with machine quilting done Debby Brown.                    Gen X Quilters
This spider web quilt was made from the selvages from the red and turquoise fabrics, again machine quilted by Debby Brown then donated to Quilts of Valor.

This little art quilt went to  Ami Simms Alzheimer's  fund raising efforts and brought in $45.00 for Alzheimer's research.  I pieced it from the left over salvage pieces of the spider web quilt and machine quilted it myself.

This little quilt went together in an afternoon but is not completed.....I used the back side of some of the turquoise fabric to give the effect of two solids fabrics........Ho Ho Ho  :0)

..and with a couple of extra blocks I made a few of these mug rugs for a Christmas gift.

This little house block was given to everyone that participated in Beth's neighborhood challenge.  It may get some unruly words added.

Which brings me to the latest use of the red and turquoise fabric....."Rhapsody in Bloom".  This pattern will be available in the March/April '11 issue of Quiltmaker Magazine  which will be  available soon.......
Have you seen the  Quiltmaker blog called Quilty Pleasures?

And have you seen this site yet?
Quilters Club of America?  It has tons of free stuff (or you can buy a premium package) where you can see more of the Scrap Squad quilts.

So is there any more turquoise and red fabric left in the scrap basket?

Happy Sewing,


Cheryl Willis said...

This is what I call 'series' or 'phase' quilting. (I was going through a turq. phase-lol)
I love that you can use your fabrics over and over.
I use to not like to buy yardage b/c I perfer scraps, BUT lately I have been cutting into the bigger stuff and making several project kits to work on later. Kinda a Hand-Me-Down way of doing it but it is neat to see several ways to use faborite stash!
Great job on all the projects. cw

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

great post Kim! I love seeing how far yardage of fabrics will go! beauties!

Theresa said...

I love the spider web, and that you donated to such a worthy cause a quilt that you put so much time and effort into. So many people make plain old squares quilts, and use their uglest fabrics, for donation quilts. I think donation quilts, especially to children need to be upbeat and colorful. You certainly came through on this one!
And your little art quit for Alzheimer's is wonderful. I love the black bringing out the colors.
Your quilt is going to be featured in QuiltMaker? Way to go, Kim!

Trudi said...

Wow! that fabric really went a very long way! You mean there is more! LOL

debby said...

I can't wait to see what you do with the rest of the fabric!

Em said...

WOW!!! Beautiful and happy sewing to you too, Miss Kim! Love, Em

AnneMarie said...

Hi Kim- Very cute quilt!

Thanks for entering it into the Love Nest Quilt Contest...but one of the requirements for entry is to link back to my contest post on Gen X Quilters. Please add this to your post or I will have to disqualify your quilt. Please don't make me do it!

AnneMarie @ Gen X Quilters