Saturday, 3 March 2012

Crumble Quilt PIPS 3

In September last year I joined Jo's Crumb Along to make a quilt with the tiny leftover scraps I happen to have. It was fun, and somehow difficult to work against the basic rules I had learnt about quilting. I missed the first deadline in November, and the second in January, and the third deadline was March 2nd. Look, now it is finished, with binding and all:


I made an outer border with star and tree blocks, and words. Top right is part of one of my very first "limping geese" blocks.



I used Tonya Ricucci's book Word Play Quilts to learn how to make the letter blocks, and formed short, positive words. Next time it will be easier to make the letters a certain size.


The quilt is made entirely with fabrics from my stash, and the binding and the black sashings are the only fabrics that have not been recycled. Even the binding is made of leftover bits of bindings from other quilts.


This will be my third finish in the PIP category this year. If you want to see more crumble quilts, pop over to Jo's post here and see the links to other blogs.

13 comments:

  1. Absolutely amazing, Ulla! So special, to have it made from recycled fabrics. Incredible. A quilt that will never bore you to look at.
    Love how you took the picture in the snow and how it matches the wall on the third picture.
    B E A U T I F U L !!!

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  2. Wonderful! Love you border with the trees and stars and you did a great job on the words. All your blocks look great, nice rich tone colors and the black sashing shows them off.

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  3. Ihana, todella lämpöisen oloinen peitto! Ja paljon erilaisia, mielenkiintoisia yksityiskohtia! I love it, Ulla ;o)

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  4. Congratulations on finishing the gorgeous crumb quilt! Impressive indeed!

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  5. Love your letters, just the way they are! And I love the words you have chosen. What wonderful attributes to wish for someone.

    I checked out your Limping Geese... they look difficult to make. I love 'em, too. Very casual and wonky!

    Hugs!

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  6. Yoo have made a very special quilt Ulla !! Very sweet and I love it ;-))
    It must be good to have used all thoose scraps ...

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  7. Totally fantastic. Love everything about it to include the limping geese. :o) The words, fabrics, colors are very special together.

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  8. Wow, good for you. Another finish and this one is so different. I really think you did a great job on those crumbles.

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  9. What a super finish,you must be thrilled! Lots of small pieces, love the big words and the border.
    New gorgeous quilt to treasure :-)

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  10. Super ist er geworden, dein Quilt, liebe Ulla. Ein richtiger Sampler mit so vielen schönen Blöcken. Trotz der der vielen kleinen Stoffrestchen, die du gebraucht hast, wirkt das Ganze sehr ruhig und harmonisch in den Farben. Eine sehr schöne Arbeit!

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  11. Wonderful Ulla! It is so great that it has come from your scraps. :-) The words are perfect for its cosy look.

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  12. You share such nice quilt images. Its all is very colourful and fabric is too good and design is new and very different.

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  13. Your quilt is very scrappy and very good.

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