13 August 2010

scrap buster



I have to confess: I love colors, and save up all my colorful scraps. Even the small ones. Ever since I saw this lovely, it has been on my list of "have to try".

First: I started up using all the bits that's really saturated with color. Adding all my scraps of Kona Snow.


Second: what if I use scraps with a lot of white?

And third: what if I make some pairs?

And what if i try the medallion layout ... binding it all together?

I am liking it! My scrap buster is wiping out my scrap bin....



24 comments:

Quilts and Cats said...

I bet this was fun and liberating to just do a free form design. I think it's color that drives all of us quilters! Great job.

theodora said...

wow you know what it looks like ? it looks like mosaic . I love the white how its brings out the colors .

comfortstitching said...

I LOVE the medallion layout too!!! Such a quirky variation!!

Quiltefia said...

Den er super!! Morsom variasjon med medaljongen i midten!! Bra måte å bli kvitt rester på!! Ha en fin helg!!Hilsen AnneKari:-)

Carla said...

Oh, man, is this wonderful, Marit. I agree with Theodora that it looks like a mosaic. I will have to try this someday...Your quilts are alway so inspiring!

Tonya R said...

love it love it love it!!!

lisa said...

I love it. Put together like that it looks less like a quilt and more like a beautiful mosiac wall.
PS. love your profile picture. That is a great haircut!

Leslie said...

this is so great...so creative and using up scraps is always great

KateKwiltz said...

Wow! That is fanTASTIC!

Great idea to use pairs of scraps -- Marit, this is beautiful!

Jennifer said...

This quilt is perfect! The medallion layout is so unique. I can't wait to see it finished!

Jennifer :)

Miranne said...

Great idea, and looks like a fun process.

Mrs Moen said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Char said...

Wow, I'm liking it too!

Hollie said...

I love it! I might have to try something like this myself!

shellysquilts said...

Hey Marit, I luv it!!!! Well done! Happy sewing, my friend!

natalie. beyond the reef said...

I LOVE this, and I love that you gave credit to your inspiration blogger (and quilt).
Thanks for sharing - for you BOTH.

pamina said...

What a good idea ! A great way to use the little bits of fabrics you love !

Cathy said...

I love it Marit, great to see each row grow. Gorgeous colours too xo

Margreth said...

Lovely, just what I like to do too!
A sort of "free way" of making quilts.

Janet said...

What a great idea, it looks fresh and lovely.

Margreth said...

I'm so happy you like my quilt! The quilt is about 110x110cm. I like to sew houses and bright happy colors!

Oops-Lah said...

I too love the white background. It's very fresh and makes the colours sing. Might have to dive into my scraps as well ;)

mjb said...

I love seeing where you're going with this. The process shots are great- I don't do that often enough.

wishes, true and kind said...

Marit -- that is just wonderful!