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Friday, April 22, 2011

2011 Journal Quilt 15

I hope no one was expecting a white background behind those flowers, LOL!!!  You know me, busy quilts.  I made 2 more flowers from the little strips and tacked the center in place on all 5 with a bartack on the sewing machine.  I knew I was going to put buttons on as centers so it would be covered up.
I thought about tacking down the ends but decided I really liked the floating pieces.  As I said in yesterday's post, one edge of the tiny strips is selvage so they aren't going to ravel much.

I only wanted minimal quilting so I followed the edge of some of the squares in the printed background.

41 comments:

Brita said...

That boggles my mind -- well, first of all, saving those itty-bitty pieces boggles my mind, then making something out of them. If I'd saved them (which I wouldn't), they'd be in a jar just for "pretty." So cute!

sosarahsew said...

Too cute! Glad you got some play time to yourself.

Impera_Magna said...

What gorgeous fabrics... and what a lovely idea!

Cherry Red Quilter said...

great use of the scraps - might even start saving my own after seeing this excellent work - lovely colours too! And a white backgound? As if!

Bonnie said...

Great idea with the little scraps! Your journal pieces are such an inspiration.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Terrific!

Julie Bagamary said...

OOOOO - your flowers are so clever. BEAUTIFUL! Mind if I make some too?

Julie Bagamary said...

You are SO inspiring.

Bunny said...

Well I would call that "Cute as a Button" It sure is adorable.

HollyM said...

It is sweet! I love the background and the way you left the flower petals floating. Nice.
Happy Easter!

colorquilter said...

Oh Wanda, How clever you are! I just love this and you have given me some ideas for the checkered batiks i have in my collection. I have been throwing those sized scraps in a bag along with cut threads to use as stuffing in things like dog beds. i better get back into that bag and search for treasures.

LynCC said...

Turned out really neat!

Sheila said...

They are so colorful and sweet! Absolutely no white background ... ever.

Cedar Ridge Studio said...

Very nice.
Love the flowers
Mary Ann

Stray Stitches said...

Wonderful quilt! Looks like a spring garden.

moosestashquilting said...

That is so cool. I am a saver of every little thread that I can scrounge, but have done little with any of it. I now have a direction thanks to you!

Jodi said...

Applause!!!!

Needled Mom said...

Those are just awesome!!! I love everything about it.

GerryART said...

Wow! Wanda, this is Exciting ! !
Love those petals.
Hugs,
Gerry

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

This is a fun one! Love your journal covers, Wanda! Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

Love the background, the pinwheels and buttons. I counted the stitches on the background. 6 tiny stitches and then turn the machine to following the colorful checkers.

A grand piece as we enter the Easter Weekend.

J~MT

Lois Arnold said...

I love the background! If the petals ravel a bit, that would give even more texture, so ravel away! The flowers are cute, cute, cute!

carol fun said...

Love the flowers! I need to tuck this idea away for a project on my "to do" list. And no I didn't expect a white background. I love your "exuberant" use of color in all your quilting!

karenfae said...

Really love this!! adding the button was the way to go it really tops it off nice.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

suzan almond said...

Just - - - delightful !

Eva said...

This quilt must be brightening up any day!

Julie in WA said...

This is marvelous! I like the flowing and melding of colors in the background. Did you use the machine to quilt it? It stands out splendidly! Does that happen because of the color of thread or because you used a thicker thread?

Chris Daly said...

Awesome Quilt Wanda! Very cheerful and your exuberance abounds!

CharlotteP said...

That's beautiful...please tell me that you used a lovely background fabric with squares on and did not piece those tiny squares??!

Leslie said...

That is so cute, and what a great way to use such little scraps. It would never have occurred to me to save such small snippets, but I love what you've done with them.

Anonymous said...

This journal cover really brightens a gloomy rainy April Day! A great way to play with some bits and pieces plus a great background .
You never seem to run out of ideas....
or energy.

Louise

Purple Pam said...

Very nice journal cover. I like the checkerboard background. Glad you had a good time with your FL blogging friend.

Vivian said...

Cute, creative, funky, definitely another winner -- and just enough quilting.
Enjoy the Easter weekend, Wanda.

Muddling Through said...

What a really lovely thing you've created from something a lot of people would have thrown in the trash. I love it!

Vicki W said...

Oh thanks for this! I was working on something yesterday and your journal idea became part of it. Yup, I completely stole the idea. I'll share it in a few days - with credit of course!

A Quilter Awakens said...

LOVE!

Pat said...

What a great idea for those scraps. Since I have seen the journal covers that you are making, I decided to make some as Christmas gifts. This idea is fantastic as I have jars and jars of buttons. I have many black buttons so a bright checkered background would be great. Happy Easter

Rebel said...

Very cute! And yes, we know better than to expect 'blank' backgrounds from you.=)

Jean said...

Love the little flowers, what a cute idea!

Judy said...

What a fun quilt!

Michelle said...

Creative, adorable and fun, love it Wanda.