A Scrappy Quilt

So, my second quilt is done.  I still need to chat about the first one, but I also need to discuss sewing machines too.  All things in their proper time.

But the scrappy quilt, well, it’s completely a scrap endeavor, or it was.  Now it’s done, resting along the back of the sofa.  It will be perfect on those cool Silicon Valley evenings, while watching baseball, or whenever else a little lap quilt is required.

Why is it scrappy?  It’s made from what I used in my first quilt, and what I will use in my youngest daughter’s project.  Since I’d cut all her fabrics, I had plenty of leftovers to choose from, but it’s not only the quilt top that is scrappy.

The batting is two pieces that I sewed together.

Looks a little like Frankenstein batting...

Looks a little like Frankenstein batting…

The binding is a collection of fabrics.

The blue and yellow are from my first quilt.

The blue and yellow are from my first quilt.

Even the backing is scrapped; the flower print just wasn’t wide enough, so I added the clouds, which I think are adorable.

I can't wait to use the clouds; I just love the colours!

I can’t wait to use the clouds; I just love the colours!

Best of all, this quilt truly belongs to only me, because my husband is a warm-blooded sort.  I’ll never get to make him a quilt, other than what will sit on our bed, but that leaves plenty of quilts for others.  I also think this quilt would be wonderful for cuddling with a little one, and for now I have a nephew and a few nieces to fill that bill.

Soft flannels make up the back; I love the look of a pieced backing.

Soft flannels make up the back; I love the look of a pieced backing.

But as I attached the last feet of binding early this morning, I considered this could be a grandchild quilt.  One of these days, I’m sure…

I take pictures every step of the quilting way; this is the last few inches that needed to be bound. My patient daughters receive the bulk of my charting this hobby.

Up next; quilt #1, which has quite a story of its own.  Or maybe the sewing machines, for that tale is pretty incredible too.  Much of which to note, and now that I’m not obsessing about finishing my first machine quilt, I’ll have a few moments to write.

Freshly out of the dryer; I can't wait to start another.

Freshly out of the dryer; I can’t wait to start another.

(And speaking of writing, I might be getting back to The Hawk, in another week or two…)

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2 thoughts on “A Scrappy Quilt

  1. laura bruno lilly

    Oh Anna! I didn’t realize you were so prolific in creating cotton ‘novels’ as well as your usual word ones!!! 🙂
    BTW: you are one of the ones my latest post was dedicated to…as one who ‘provides these works of (he)art.’
    quiltcuddlepeace

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