Saturday, February 26, 2011

2011 Journal quilt 8

After teaching classes 2 days in a row, I needed to do something loose and spontaneous.  I save strips that are too narrow to sew together for a lady who uses them for stuffing.  I decided to raid the bag and sew the strips onto batting and backing, overlapping about a quarter inch.  Then I went into my tiny scraps bin and pulled the little plastic bag with triangular shapes.  I overlapped them so they are like a mobile with each connecting to another all the way from top to bottom.  Everything is raw edge, no fusible, and topstitched with rayon thread.

24 comments:

karenfae said...

I love it! so pretty and such a good use of scraps - just goes to show what we can make with all of our tiny bits doesn't it.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Nice. Real nice.

Maria said...

It is surprising what beautiful things can be made out of tiny pieces.

Jayne said...

This is very appealing! I find myself trimming away bits and as I toss them toward the waste basket, I tell myself there ought to be a use for these scraps. This shows me that there is!!! I really love your journal cover,

Jayne

Gene Black said...

I love it!

Julia said...

Very unique and clever. I love the way you connected all the triangles.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes when you least expect it ...
Debora C

GerryART said...

This one puts a smile on my face, Wanda.
Love those triangles ! ! !

Hugs,
Gerry

Sherrill said...

I LOVE that one a LOT, Wanda!!

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Your journal quilt is so cheerful!
Maybe you're getting homesick for summer and your garden...
Vicky F

MareeR said...

Beautiful journal quilt - I love using scraps but have never made a journal quilt - perhaps its time to give it a go.

katquilter said...

How do you hang or otherwise display your journal quilts? Or what do you do with them? I think they are awesome!

Gari said...

Without the triangles, that's how I made a set of place mats and a table runner. I made one very long strip of strips and then put it all on a backing and batting on the HQ and quilted it. Then I cut it into 4 place mats and 1 table runner. I love them. But I would never have thought to overlay them with scrap triangles: great idea. I am hoping to find inspiration here in Orlando for my March journal quilt. (It's really warm here)

CharlotteP said...

Imagine this one scaled up...fantastic full sized quilt! I may just try one!!

Terri Stegmiller said...

Very fun! Those triangles are dancing across the surface.

hetty said...

Great use of scraps! I love it!

dianen said...

I LOVE this!!!! It's so gorgeous! The strips are so colorful but what really makes it are the scrap triangles. They look like they're flying away! Such a great piece, Wanda!

HollyM said...

Again, it amazes me that you can come home form classes and then sew. I'd be laid out! I like this journal quilt. I was wondering what it reminded me of as I read. It is very much like a mobile tinkling in the wind.

Sheila said...

It's Beautiful. Place mats, table runners, scaled up for a quilt. Several ideas here. Triangle mobile so creative. What do you do with all these lovely, Wandaful journal quilts?

Connie said...

Beautiful journal and I really like the way you put all the little triangles on top.

moosestashquilting said...

I love this, and what a fun way to use up "stuff". Freebie quilties are what I refer to these as, and nothing is better than free! :-)

Cathi said...

I absolutely love this piece! It is so happy and cheerful and makes me thinks of kites being flown in the spring!

Sue said...

This is so perfect, so bright and cheerful. Do you just have these cute ideas 'materialize' before your eyes? :)

Julie Bagamary said...

Oh I really like this Wanda!