Monday, February 4, 2013

A Week of Scrap Quilting and Scrap Sorting

This post is linked to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced HERE.

I made a lot of progress during the last week on the D9P quilt along.

The number of blocks grew until the "design" bed was covered.

This quilt is scrappy heaven for this scrap lover quilter!

Saturday was spent piecing together the backing for the quilt. In my gift fabric I found a pile of at least 40 pieces of 70s or 80s style fabrics cut into rectangles similar to a fat quarter. Some of them had the edges hemmed to be what I assume are napkins, so I put these into service in my kitchen.

Evidently this was some sweet seamstress's UFO, as most were not hemmed, so I trimmed them to be about 16 inches by 21 inches and sewed them all together in rows. I really, really like how the backing turned out and it cost nothing.   I think I will like the back of the quilt almost as much as the front.

Once the back was ready I proceeded on to pin basting the quilt on the dining room table using Impera Magna's tutorial. I love this method and don't know how I would have pin basted the quilt on the floor. I would have had to move most of the furniture out of the living room. It would be nearly impossible to take over the room for at least a day and a half, especially on Super Bowl weekend and with ACC basketball on the tv!

I do take over the dining room when doing this....., but that's not a big deal.

I am still working on organizing my fabric and making the sewing room more user friendly. I had planned a post on the progress. The progress is slow, but steady. Its not ready for the blog yet though!

I am sorting by color and size, labeling, and slicing and dicing the scraps into strips and squares.  I love how its coming together.  I have several projects in mind that will use the different sizes.   Some of these are maverick/wonky stars, scrappy trip along, string quilts, and more.


Rita said...

What a great way to use up the many pieces that you already have. And then to see the nearly finished quilt covering the bed to keep you warm.

Pen Pen said...

Debbie, it looks so pretty. I have the rest of the nine patch blocks from a swap I did last year, and I am seriously thinking of cutting them up like you did for this quilt top. The pieced backing is really cool and is going to be so pretty with all your pretty quilting on it.

Mary Manson said...

This is one of my favorite patterns! I've used it several times, and depending on the fabric , it can look completely different. I really like your quilt too. I want to see how it finishes!

Jo said...

I have a design bed great for me. Your quilt is so fun!

Auntie M said...

Phew!! You make me tired - with all that you accomplish! You make the neatest quilts, and it is fascinating to watch your quilts and other items develop.

Jenelle said...

I love the use of the "design" bed! I have a design floor currently. ;) Those scrappy blocks are so fun! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday.