Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Scraptastic Tuesday - Link up Time 2!




Yes today is linkup day!  Please join Leanne and I for another sharing of your scrappy projects and we will be sharing these fabulous prizes.   







A huge thank you to each of our generous sponsors for the following, which will be awarded randomly:
  • Oakshott - 2 x 5 inch Colourshott charm packs, one with colours 01- 30 and the other with cols 31- 57, so all 57 of the Oakshott colour
  • Massdrop - 45 mm OLFA Deluxe Ergo Rotary Cutter with a 5 Blade Refill Pack and a 45 mm Pinking Rotary Blade
The linkup is open for ONE WEEK ONLY this time around!  It closes at midnight Canadian time on Monday Nov. 17 and Leanne will do the draws first thing on Tuesday so we can post the winners as part of the Tuesday scraptastic post. 


So what scrappy thing have I been doing?

I have forged ahead with my first scrappy project which actually predates Scraptastic Tuesday and am happy to have a finished quilt to share with you today!

It started out like this - a lot of handkerchief corners ..(yes I did piece it all in rows)


But I realised I didn't want to make a quilt full of these blocks!  So I unpieced the rows and paired them up with some left over tumbler blocks I stitched into Dresdens.



And made a quilted background from lots of Low Volume 2.5" squares which I quilted with a floral pattern ....




And here is the final quilt.... it is made from scrappy everything - top, border, backing fabric, wadding and binding.  I feel like this is a totally free quilt....







Did I make a difference to my scrap mountain?  It doesn't seem like it at the moment ....guess I'll just have to keep on stitching on!  

I need to write a proper tutorial for my next sampler block - it is another 15" one and not at all tricky that size!  If you have made a Farmer's Wife quilt you might even recognise the block but I'm not quite there yet with writing that tutorial!


Don't forget to see what Leanne has been up to - apart from playing with her little ginger kittens!  So cute!


Finish Along 2014

Linking up to FAL 2014



23 comments:

  1. Fantastic scrappy everything !!!

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  2. I loved that you changed your mind about that handkerchief border! It now looks so perfect on the Dresden quilt! And all the better because its all scraps! Brilliant!

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  3. Gosh! Beautiful. You are so clever....love the border best xx

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  4. That is just the best border I have seen in a long time! Love your imagination!

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  5. Excellent use of scraps and leftovers. And bravo on a finish too!

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  6. It is not the first time you pair up quilts and the final product always look so good. When I try that it looks so ... well like two quilts smudged together lol. You have a special eye. Great work. I love your new quilt. Congrats on a beautiful finish.

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  7. the circles I show on the little photo and in my blog post go to a scrappy patchwork quilt I showed several days ago on my blog - slowly scraps get used in my quilting room

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  8. I love your quilt, you are so good at mixing the fabrics and the patterns, I shall watch and learn!

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  9. Your quilt includes a little bit of everything!!! Fantastic

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  10. Love your quilts - they look fantastic! mumbird3atgmail.com

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  11. I love how you mix two original quilt ideas to come up with something brilliant. This quilt is inspired!

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  12. What wonderful prizes AND a lovely quilt!

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  13. I'm still amazed at how many scraps you have!! I think they must secretly multiply when you are sleeping! Jxo

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  14. Love how it's all come together so well! Clever, clever you!

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  15. Love looking at your and the linky ones

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  16. Nicky, your quilt is such an inspiration! I love it - and I love the way you took those blocks and refreshed them into a quilt that absolutely sings with happiness! Now I can't wait to get in there and look at some of my old UFO blocks to see if they are languishing simply because they are begging to be remade into something new :)

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  17. That is one stunning, scraptastic quilt, you got there in the end. I do admire your perseverance!

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  18. Hi Nicky, thanks for the blog comments - I only just found them as I've moved over to a new site, somehow it hasn't been a seamless transition though. I'm at forestpoppy.com now! Anyhow was lovely to hear from you. We are loving the Black Isle, I think Dingwall must have been a great place to grow up. Juliex

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  19. I really love the neutral pieced background for the bold wheels. This is a combination I wouldn't have thought of - nice!

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