Thursday, November 1, 2012

"MADE FABRIC" top

When I first started MAKING FABRIC for these blocks with my saved tiny scraps, 
strips and strings, they were
for pot pads or maybe a table runner or two.....
But then......I thought.......wouldn't they make a great quilt???


The last time I posted on this I had only sewn 16 blocks.  It has now grown into
36 - 8 1/2 inch blocks. The overall measurement is about 48" x 48".
It's decision time.....how big should it be??  Making these blocks with
such small tiny bits and pieces can be like putting a puzzle together and at times
slow...tedious...and time consuming, BUT ohhhh so
worth the effort!

Enjoy the close ups of some of my favorite blocks








Yep.....I know......them there's a lot of seams!

50 comments:

  1. so pretty and such small pieces...it will be a beautiful quilt!

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  2. Ok.....I need to do this! My crumbs bin is overflowing! Thanks for the inspiration.....I LOVE THIS!

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  3. I love this quilt. Keep going until it's big enough for your bed. Wow, wow, wow! It's hard to stop looking at it.

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  4. WOW!! I'm gobsmacked! What a fantastic quilt in the making. It's totally brilliant that it's made with such tiny scraps. You would have made a great Pioneer Woman... no scrap left un-sewn!
    As for the size... have you ever thought of quilting a Yurt? Just an idea ;o)

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  5. How clever...and amazing!
    Queen of green, maybe???!!!!
    :-))))

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  6. Wow. This is amazing!!!! This quilt is going to be so special and unique. I love it! x

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  7. SO COOL! Love the mix of fabrics.

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  8. fabulous! I have the potholder you made the same way hanging in my sewing room. what's the smallest piece you keep?

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  9. Oh, my! What a labor of love. Do you throw anything away?
    This is so mind boggling! I would be so tempted to put in narrow black sashing--yes, I outlined everything in black crayon in my coloring books when I was little. : )

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  10. what a fun quilt. lots of scraps in that quilt!

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  11. Your blocks are amazing, but I have to say I now think you're even crazier than I am when it comes to using up scraps! LOL

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  12. Wow, now that is an EVERYTHING quilt! How heavy is it already with all those seams? Me, I prefer rectangular quilts but it depends on what you want to do with this--lap, throw, wall, roll up in it...

    Love your post labels!

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  13. Congratulations!! I bet you could look at that for hours at a time. What fun!

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  14. That's a lot of therapy sewn into one quilt :-) Don't you just love revisiting pieces and remembering when you bought it, or what you used it in? Super fun and I vote for bigger!

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  15. looks like you have had many hours of fun! Lots of seams....lots of fun!

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  16. Wow, everything but the kitchen sink, huh? :o) I just love and adore this and can't wait to see how you finish it. I love that you've used up even the tiniest pieces!!

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  17. I am totally impressed that you are making your blocks so big. They are fabulous. Square or rectangle? I think the size might depend on what you're planning to do with the quilt.

    I have a bunch of blocks made from small bits and scraps but decided about 4" would be big enough. After seeing your blocks, I'm reconsidering. I had also thought to put sashing between my blocks but again, I'm reconsidering that.

    Thanks so much for sharing. Your blocks are an inspiration!

    Nancy at joy for grace

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  18. I'm back again. I just wanted to say that seeing your photo at the top of your post made me think of Jackson Pollock's work. Except in fabric and with angles and corners instead of only lines and drips.

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  19. Good grief, these are small pieces. I picture them to be 12 inch blocks. See all those angles? My brain can't do that, as I am a rather square person.
    Now what are you going to do?

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  20. Fabulous!! I've always wanted to do this but never have. What's your best tip to get started?? I figure I'll learn from your mistakes :). Great job - will it get a border?

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  21. Ooooh--THIS is a-MAZ-ing!! I love it. NOW I know what to do with all those bits and pieces--super idea!! Julierose

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  22. Well shoot. Just when I had finally gotten to the point of not saving every teeny tiny scrap, you have to go and show this quilt of awesomeness. It is amazing! I love it and now I will have to start saving my teeny tiny pieces all over again lol.

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  23. Wow! it looks wonderful!! It requires lot of patience and perseverance to sew with so many tiny pieces. You did a fabulous job!

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  24. So clever and so bright and pretty. And here stops the comparison between you and me. I admire that you did it - I love the way it looks - but I am NEVER going to be that patient to make such art and beauty.:-)

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  25. So VERY cool! Why is it that when I try this, I always like others' results better than mine. I always think everyone else's scraps look better (the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence, LOL!).

    In stitches,
    Teresa :o)

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  26. Wow -- I'm absolutely head over heels for this quilt!

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  27. Slow tedious and time consuming.. Yes, that's true, but it looks amazing! I think I have got one of these under my belly and I am done. Your pieces are so small, I am pretty impressed. Looks great, Belinda!

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  28. Mind boggling! I loooove it! ;-)

    Had you considered showcasing each block with sashing and corner blocks? I've found that sewing them together is easier using those, plus it will help to showcase your favorite blocks. Another PLUS is that you can either make a really big quilt or two quilts with the blocks you already have.

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  29. wow - what an awesome quilt. this is the best example of this type that I've seen - just love it - so joyful!

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  30. I am dizzy with the colours! love it and know that never could I even think of doing fiddly little pieces of fabric together...well well done!

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  31. Yummy! I feel an urge to make a crumbs block coming on!! I haven't made any for a while and had forgotten how much fun they are!

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  32. You are just amazing, Belinda. What a great idea, and of course your blocks look great! You have me wanting to play with the crumbs again ~
    :-}pokey

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  33. Who needs to got out and buy fabric when you can make your own. This is stunning!
    xxx

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  34. Love the blocks !!!
    I save all my scraps too.
    One-day I plan to do the same.....

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  35. I absolutely love this it is beautiful I hope you will keep going and make it larger enough for your bed
    it would be such a joy to see it everyday! thanks for sharing.
    I am in awe over how small your pieces are. I have tried doing this and never liked mine! LOL
    maybe I just need to go smaller
    Kathie

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  36. That is amazing. I am unwell at the moment and i have my huge bag of scraps by my side. Ironing them and sorting into crumbs strings etc. I am planning do a crumb quilt. Seeing your beauty will give me the oomph to keep sorting. X

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  37. OMG. this just blows me away! You ARE the queen of scraps! Tedious, time-consuming, but what great therapy too! It must weigh a ton. So, what's up with this? Are you going bigger? I would, if I could stand to. I don't know which I like the idea of better - set all together like you show it here, or with some black sashing. Hmmm. This is just fantastic! Are you out of scraps yet?? *grin*

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  38. ok, how much more little bits do you have> and how much patience in piecing and pressing...fabulous use of bits and whatever else you had!

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  39. ok, how much more little bits do you have> and how much patience in piecing and pressing...fabulous use of bits and whatever else you had!

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  40. What great blocks. I could look at the fabrics all day.

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  41. A color explosion... what a fun quilt project! Your candy plate looks pretty colorful and yummy, too.

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  42. That is going to be such a cool quilt! Just love the scrappiness of it. It reminds me of Anna Williams' quilts!

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  43. just had to tell you I couldn't stop thinking about this quilt
    I had to come back and look at it again
    I am so tempted to do something like this next year with all my little bits I normally throw out!
    thanks for sharing
    Kathie

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  44. Scrap quilts are my favorites. How do you plan to quilt this top? With all the seams, it must be very heavy. What type of batting will you use?

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  45. Yea! It's fabulous! Just fabulous!!

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