Monday, March 16, 2009

Scrap that....

After reading "Crazy Mom Quilts" the other day, I realised I do not make the most of my scraps. She even has hers categorised into colours and sizes! See her "Scrap Management" post here.
I just seem to throw mine into a big bag that somehow turns into the black hole.


So, after seeing a few of these "Stacked Coins" quilts about the bloggy scene I decided to raid the scraps and see what I could come up with....

Some of my all time favourite fabrics are in this quilt - Rachel Ashwell, Cath Kidston, Laura Ashley, Mary Rose, Paris Bebe, Barefoot roses, Anna Griffin, Sis Boom.. the list goes on.
This pretty pink spotty roses fabric was a gift from Heleen from Dutch Colours. She sent me this with my giveaway winners' package.

Even though it is autumn here, it looks like a really fresh, Spring time quilt with all these lovely colours.
What are you making with your scraps?
Kathryn. XX

22 comments:

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I love this quilt. Can you tell me please the size of stacks your using. I think these could be my answer to the bins of scraps I own. You know how that is i'm sure. I do my own very of scrappy quilts but it's based more on the scappy crazy quilt style.

Nice work as always.

Deb said...

Kathryn that is such a lovely quilt. I must admit I have the big black hole bag also, but sorting it out will have to wait for another day. Well done you.

Annie said...

Kathryn, I've had my eye on Amanda Jean and will be making one of these as soon as the fuzz clears. That is FANTASTIC!! You quilter you!! Told you it was addictive

marie said...

Absolutely Beautiful!!
Kathryn, what a marvelous use of "scraps" - something so lovely from leftovers!!

Kerryanne English said...

Very pretty Kathryn and a great idea for the scrappy left overs.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Lin said...

It's beautiful!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Quite amazing to think it is made from remnants! It does look fresh and gorgeous.
Hey your shop has been looking great too.
Gotta be quick though...Geesh!
You sure have been busy stocking it up.
My Sister loves your rings:)

Elena said...

You have lovely work here.... and you're very creative. It's a lovely gift to have to be able to create things from scraps etc and turn them into new items - everyone can try but not everyone can make them look gorgeous.

All the best with your creations.

ciao,
Elena :)

PS -This is one of my blogs -
http://www.epdesigns.com.au/blog

Marilyn said...

Thank you for your kind thoughts Katherine. I appreciate all the lovely comments left for me over the last two days.
I just love your work! The fabrics are beautiful and I just adore your choice of colours. Your craftsmanship is of a very high standard. Very, very beautiful. Marilyn

Thecraftytrundler said...

That is sooooooo beautiful!!! The idea is so simple, but so lovely!!!
In December, I started cutting one of these out for a quilt for my son in yellows, and blues. I haven't picked it up again since Christmas, as things have been hectic here, but when things get better I will be motivated to make a start!!
Can't wait to see your quilt finished : ) Crazy mom has such a fantastic quilting blog, so inspirational!

Have a lovely week.

Sharon xx

Kate said...

So pretty!

The Pink Poodle said...

OHH!! why oh why can I NOT sew??

I love everything you do Kathryn..and it all seems to be with such ease..

congrats again!!

xx andrea

MelMel said...

What a wonderful quilt!
Such pretty prints and colours altogether!
Lovely!xxxx

SG said...

It's beautiful!

Sarah said...

Hi Kathryn,
Love your scrap quilt. I cant WAIT until I get my new machine...I have seen so many clever projects around blog land to that I want to try out too!
As for organising the scraps into sizes & colours, well that's just too organised for my liking!!!
~S~ xxx

i cant sew said...

holy crap you are clever!! there is no end to your creativity and i love every bit of it.
%*_*% rosey

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Just lovely! It is always most satisfying to be able to use up those smaller pieces.

TattingChic said...

What a beautiful quilt that is turning out to be! You have some lovely scraps!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Beautiful quilt, I love it...

Stina said...

Aint this a beautiful quilttop or what... I love it... I better start getting organized...lol...

rachelmp said...

It looks great Kathryn. Nearly as cute as your little boy in his glasses :)

I've been working on one of these quilts and its massive!

Bernadette said...

gorgeous, love it. As I said to Rachel I have one of these planned too although I know it by chinese coins.