So instead I want to show you another recent finish. It's not a grand quilt in any way, but a real scrap project made from leftovers from other projects and some pretty fugly fabrics I had in my stash. Despite that it has quickly become the favourite quilt in our house.
In august I had no inspiration and felt a bit overwhelmed of life in general. I had bought loads of lovely fabric over the summer and felt completely indecisive about what to use them for. So I randomly started cutting 5" squares from my scraps... starting off with the reds and then moving to the blues... and with no real plan in mind. A giant pile of HST's later I finally decided on the layout. The background is super thick fleece and the batting is cotton. Thus it's a heavy, but also very warm quilt.. Everything except the batting is made from scraps and leftovers from other projects.
The quilt was immediately put to good use in our living room - even before I managed to get any pictures of it. At 2x2 metres the kids fast calculated that it fits one adult AND two kids perfectly. They've been snuggling up under it with me or their dad EVERY night since I finished it.
Today however I decided to get a picture in daylight for the quilt festival and asked the kids to help me. My kids are pretty tall for their age. It's great being tall - both in basketball and when I need helpers to hold up quilts. But sometimes, just sometimes a simple photo shoot goes ga-ga... Like today. Granted, it was quite windy and cold so there was limited desire to help me.
It started off fine but then....Ups... My youngest boots and legs are showing as the quilt lifts from the ground.
Two seconds later he goes: "It's cold... More pictures, really? Enough already."
"I'm being annoying and I know it. Are you sure we're not done yet?"
"Well, if you insist on taking more pictures we'll hold the quilt like this instead. It's much warmer anyway"
At this point I started thinking of the consequences of dirty boots and two goofy kids. And I finally gave up taking any pictures and sent the kids back inside again.
Thanks for stopping by :)
Fabric: Scraps and fugly fabric, cotton batting and super thick fleece backing (also made from various scraps)
Special Techniques: None really except if you count no planning as a technique
Quilted by: Me.
Best Category : Scrap quilt, Throw quilt