Friday, March 20, 2009

Whopper!

This is one of the things that has kept me quiet this week. Its massive, and sorry not a good pic. The only spot I could find today to take it was, well, hanging from a couple of posts left over from our old chicken pen, and not the tidest bit of our yard... The quilt top is a large queen sized and you might be able to see what all those 1" squares were for in the last post. Three strips of 82 squares and I have sewn them all together to make up one of the strips for the quilt.

I've used heaps of fabric scraps and pieces that were difficult to use outside their range. Now I have to quilt it...

And this is it all folded up. Very randomly pieced.

My tea swap parcel has arrived a Lynn's home in the USA. Here is the table runner that I showed as a couple of sneak peeks, and the whole parcel is up on Lynn's blog too. Thanks too Stephanie for hosting this very fun swap!

24 comments:

Cathy said...

I love your quilt Rachel. What a great way to use up the scraps - might have to have a think about that one!

our shabby cottage said...

WOW, that is totally awesome Rachel - you said it was big and all those iddy biddy squares - you have a hell of a lot of patience.

Kate said...

I love it! The colours look fantastic against the white.

Stina said...

Oh..it is wonderful...well done!!
And the the swap.. fantastic work done..:o)

trashalou said...

Oh I love that quilt! Want to swap it for a child? How about a puppy???

Christine said...

Love your new quilt. Great way to use up your scraps.

Stephanie said...

Pretty quilt. Terrific use of scraps. I can not tackle machine quilting anything so large and admire anyone who can manhandle it through the sewing machine!

I just love your tea swap gifts. :o)

Kitty said...

That quilt is gorgeous. I love the simplicity of it - it shows off the fabric scraps to perfection. x

Maree said...

WOW.!! Love this Quilt...
cheers

Lynn said...

Hooray - now I can comment on your blog - I have a scrap quilt like that in my future . What a good feeling to make a quilt just from scraps. it may keep me out of the quilt shops for a while.

Jantine said...

I love the quilt, but I can't see squares, they look more like rectangles?
The teapots are very lovely, can imagine you are happy with them!

silverpebble said...

That's one of the loveliest quilts I've seen in a long time - the eclectic mix of fabrics is VERY easy on the eye. Magic.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Wow Rachel! It's absolutely GORGEOUS! And I love that random strip of teeny tiny squares! You are amazing!

Lucy x

Heather said...

I love this, it's gorgeous, and used up all of those cute scraps. Thanks for sharing, because I am going to copy you :D Have a nice weekend.

Calidore said...

The quilt is stunning Rachel. What a fantastic idea using up all those scraps and they look amazing against the white. Well done.

Margaret said...

The unseen work that has bought this quilt together neeeds a big hand of applause. Great work of art.

Bernadette said...

love the quilt Rachel! I have been thinking of making myself a chinese coin quilt with all my little scraps and lots of white too.

Leeanne said...

Rach I LOVE your quilt! So fresh and a wonderful way to use up all the little leftover bits just waiting for a new home!

periwinkle said...

a lot of squares but well worth it - gorgeous
lisa x

Farmyard Crafts said...

Rach... your quilt is great!! Can't wait to see it quilted!! Is it another one to add to the quilter's pile? Well done on getting it finished!!! Cute tea pots too!!

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely runner.........

Chookyblue...... said...

oh and I LOVE the quilt too.......

Dionne said...

lovely finish! What a wonderful job you did.
Cheers,
Dionne

monda-loves said...

Rachel, your 'whopper' is fab. All the sewing of those little pieces was well worth it!

Monda
x

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