Updates on Sewing Up My Fabric!

Since I originally posted my description of this blog, I have somewhat erred from my intention. I have actually bought much more fabric than I had but ................. in my defense, I got the solids at 50% off and the quilt shop fabric at 75% off, so that doesn't count, right? LOL

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Crumb Quilt

I started out with this!
 My inspiration was the yellow strips, then I pulled my scraps of solids.

This is what I wound up with!
 I had enough variety to make twenty-five 12" squares, but I still had leftovers.  
I had enough grey and lavender to put an inner border, but I still had a bunch of little scraps. So....................I bought some adding machine tape and went to town sewing my little leftovers. 
 As you can see, I had enough to border the whole quilt.
I have not sewing the last border on.  I plan to starch it well before tearing off the adding machine tape.
Sewing those pieces onto the tape looks tedious but it went very quickly.  I precut my pieces to be a little larger than the tape before I started.  I think that helped speed up the process.

I still had fabric left.
 So I kept sewing onto the adding machine tape until I had it all sewn up. 
 I didn't have much of a variety at this point.  I am planning to put it on the back.

All that was left!
None of these pieces were large enough to put on the adding machine tape.
It is hard to believe that I could get a whole quilt top out of the scraps in this one plastic container!

18 comments:

Kat Scribner said...

Your crumb quilt is gorgeous. So clean looking with solids.

Pamela Arbour said...

Thank you. I am anxious to get it quilted.

Ariane said...

It looks amazing!!! I love it. Great use of scraps!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Oh my, that is gorgeous! I've never thought to make a scrap quilt out of all solids, but now you've definitely got me thinking about it!

Elaine M said...

Wonderful, I need to pull out my solid box of scraps.

katie z. said...

Way to go! It's beautiful.

make.share.give said...

Wow! This is very striking.

make.share.give said...

Wow! This is very striking.

PaulaB quilts said...

An amazing quilt with all those strong solids, but no glaring ones. They blend so nicely. The lavender solid border is perfect to hold it together and the outside strip border is a good finish. Congrats on a great top!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Quilting magic!! How big IS that bin??

Quiltdivajulie said...

I totally belive there was a whole quilt's worth of scraps in that bin --- same thing has happened at my house!

Deb A said...

Wow! It is amazing what can be made out of scraps.

Pamela Arbour said...

Thank you all for your gracious comments. The quilt is about 70" square and the box was a 14" square scrapbooking box that I got from Joann's. it's about 3" high. I have been using these boxes for my UFOs and WIPs but this is the first time I have filled it with scraps to make one quilt.

gayle said...

That really is amazing and gorgeous and happy! Though I suspect your scrap box has magic involved somehow... 8)

Mari said...

Gosh, this is just great! And a bonus that your box is mostly empty. I think they multiply in there, though, so be careful!

scraphappy said...

What an amazing collection of scraps all put to great use. Congratulations on using absolutely everything. Such a happy quilt.

patty a. said...

Beautiful quilt, but now I am scared. I have at least 7 large bins of scraps that need made into quilts. I can't even begin to think about how many quilts could be made from them! I attacked some of my scraps 4 or 5 years ago and made about a dozen baby quilt, but it didn't even put a dent in my scrap collection. Good for you to get that bin emptied!

Pamela Arbour said...

I used to do a lot of applique BOMs to use up my stash and I finally realized that I was getting nowhere with that so I have tried some other things to get a better handle on my stash. If you go back to my 2015 posts I think you will get an idea of what I have started doing with them.