August 17, 2012

Scrap Vomit Quilt

I finished my Scrap Vomit quilt!!! I love it so much, even though it's all made of scraps. But I think that makes it more special. So many memories everywhere you look. 

1,225 squares of memories. Oh yeah, you heard me. 1,225. Sounds daunting, and I'm kind of glad I didn't do the math beforehand haha!! 

I'm so pleased with it. And I finished the top in record time because there was almost no thinking involved in piecing them, especially Block A. I came up with a system of chain piecing them that was most efficient for me, and didn't require me to cut my thread very often at all. I did the same for Block B but I did make a couple of booboos here and there hehe I'm only human! I did scribble a little diagram that sat beside my machine to keep me in check afterwards though. That did the trick, for sure :)

I took a couple of days to think about how I wanted to quilt this. My initial thought was straight line, but I didn't want to fuss with the solids in Block B. So I did free motion flowers ala Elizabeth. I didn't do anything in between them because I liked them just on their own, plus it'd keep the quilt nice and soft. I used a 50wt Aurifil thread because this quilt was so heavy with all the many, many seams, and I thought the lighter weight thread could only help. And thankfully, my machine likes it!

One of my favourite squares is this blue, white and orange one. I got it from a scrap bag I got at one of Denyse's sample sales. Don't know what it is, and I'm fairly certain it's not quilting cotton, but I love it.

And this guy. This cross-eyed bird. I got it as a little scrap when I bought something, and I'm sure it's a Christmas fabric. I just keep thinking that it'd be what Isobel would look like if she were a cartoon bird hehehe

For the backing, I used a fabric I got from Denyse's sample sale too. Almost 8 yards for $10. It wasn't my colour but it oddly appealed to me. And is slightly vomity, so it suited this quilt, I thought hehe Somewhere in the quilt are little squares in the green colourway of this fabric. Much less vomity too.



16 comments:

badlandsquilts said...

The scrappiness makes it looks so warm! Great finish.

Lisa said...

Tremendous! I love a scrappy quilt and this is just great.

Karen H said...

Great quilt! Scrap vomit is definitely on my quilt bucket list. I love yours! :)

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Danielle said...

Wow! I love it! Now to collect some vomity scraps so I can do one too! Love the flower quilting - awesome!

Rosa said...

I love it - great finish!
I've made 15 squares total so far so a bit to go still:-))

Linda at LRDesignsQuilting said...

Great name for a Postage Stamp Quilt! Love your quilt!!

StasaLynn said...

I bow my head to you! Brilliant and lots of fun.... I love all the color and I think it would take someone lots of hours to find all the fun little treasures and surprises in the quilt top.

Great job!
Stacey

Karen said...

This quilt is so awesome - now I can't wait to finish mine. :)

Averil said...

Didn't think all that random fabric would come together but it looks fab!!!

chimes said...

lovely! I'm doing a scrap quilt with pieces of all my favorite fabrics. I love the "scrap vomit" name. Might steal it. But I'm not going to be finished until 2014 at the earliest. I'm not a full-time quilter. I have way too many hobbies.

beth lehman said...

fantastic!!! love the quilting, too!

Donna said...

I can no longer rest comfortably till I make my own scrap vomit quilt! Yours came out FAB...I love it.

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

Hi Audrey!
Just found your blog via Katie (Ginger Monkey) and saw your post about your awesome Scrap Vomit.
You wrote about this favourite blue, white and orange fabric and I wanted to let you know that I have this fabric, too, and that I bought it here a while ago:
http://www.starflowerfabrics.com/_30_s_brights.html
Seems like they still have it! :-)
Steffi

Steffi´s Candy Quilts said...

PS: Aww, sorry, spelled your name wrong!

asf said...

Just gorgeous, I love it. And I have some of that blue w/orange that you got from DS scrap bag. It was a quiltling cotton, I bought mine from Purl in soho. It's suprisingly enough a reproduction print, looks really modern! It also came in a lovely lavendar colorway with sort of piney green accent. Anyways, just discovered your blog and am loving it! You have a unique color eye, it's fabulous.

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