Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Midweek Makers #30

Welcome to Midweek Makers, the place to share your creations! And this week, I'm sharing progress on my use-it-up, scrappy Christmas quilt.


Started two weeks ago, pairs of strips hung on the design wall, waiting for pressing, 

and for inspiration as to what to do with them. So today, I laid them on the floor,


pondering the uneven mess. Horizontal rows, or vertical ones? Given that I had used up 90% of the remaining Christmas fabric, I opted for horizontal, as there wasn't enough fabric to make the rows longer. Cutting everything at around 60" wide makes for a nice throw size. 


That's looking better! Any remaining scraps plus cut off pieces filled in the short rows.



Don't get too excited - this is not the final quilt! There's a design idea yet to work out, so stayed tuned!                                                          
And now on to Midweek Makers. Last week, Patty from Elm Street Quilts showed off her BB8,

                             

which is just as adorable as a wall hanging as it was in the Star Wars movie! Well done Patty - be sure to grab a 'Featured' button!
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4 comments:

  1. And this is why I love quilting. It's not just the comfort of handling fabric, the colors, the pattern growing, it's seeing the cool stuff other people are making. I like this Christmas quilt A Lot! And the ones on your header picture, which I forget to say to you. I think it's so much fun to make table runners, so I am always looking for ones that are interesting.
    Thanks for providing a link party for us! LeeAnna

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  2. Your scrappy Christmas quilt is coming along great, can't wait to see it finished :)

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  3. what a great way to use up scraps

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  4. What a fun link up party! I will be joining in next week. Great scrappy quilt.

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