05 November 2010

friday finish


This week I made another string bag, again using Ayumi's free pattern. It's a bit bigger (12" by 12") and still missing the string...

And there were left over, small scraps to be played with! So I made another small and scrappy improvised chinese coins.

These are fun to make! This is 15" by 15", hand quilted and sits on my coffee table. The lovely, dark chocolate sashing is a few 2.5" strips of thimbleberries found in my LQS. This fabric was dyed through, and I used the solid backside of it.


Funny how a few scraps can be so much fun! Do you save yours, or do you just bin them?

Wish everybody a nice weekend!

19 comments:

Clare said...

Makes me think of choclate. Where's the chocolate bars!

nicolette said...

Love your handquilted fans and the little quilt, which makes me crave for coffee and chocolate!

Happy weekend!

Leslie said...

this is beautiful. i love the quilting.

Mari said...

I love chocolate.. and your brown fabric.And the handquilting.
God helg !

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

These are terrific! I have such a hard time throwing fabric away. I tend to save and do nothing with them except hoard them. Not very smart I guess---

Valentina said...

Marit, I am really enjoying catching up with you and your lovely projects! :)
...but I am wondering why I feel like having a cup of hot chocolate as I see your lovely bags and runners... :)
Gorgeous quilting, by the way!
:)

Nifty Quilts said...

These are great! I am always inspired by your color and fabric combinations. Your hand-quilting is lovely too!

I do save my scraps. They've become my favorite part of the quilt-making process!

Carla said...

Great color combo, Marit. Baptist fans are one of my favorite quilting designs....and by hand...even better!

Margreth said...

A finish...and a great one. I like the fabrics and your handquilting.
Happy weekend to you!

SewLindaAnn said...

The quilt is sweet. I save almost everything. Which is a problem. Plus there was a few times I purchased a whole bin of scraps at the LQS - so needless to say I'm over the top with them. I do love them though. I'm making raggy rugs and scrappy leaders and enders that will be something someday.

Victoria Paige said...

I save my scraps. Although I have yet to make anything with them yet, it would break my heart to throw them away!

amandajean said...

oh, i love your little mini quilt. the improvised coins are wonderful! as is the chocolate brown color of the background. nice work! i need to try one of those little patchwork bags some day, too. such a cute little bag with endless possibilities!

A.S.K.-P. said...

I am in ABSOLUTE LOVE with these! I want some of EVERY fabric you used! LOVE, LOVE, LOOOOOVE IT!

Allie said...

So elegant looking - lovely job! I usually chuck my scraps, but I'm inspired to keep them!

sewtakeahike said...

Oh Marit, your handstitching is to die for!! Love your little quilt and the fact that you used the backside of the fabric, well, that's just so cool!! And you probably already know what I do with my scraps. They get saved, every last one of them!

Shasta said...

This turned out really beautifully. I just bought some chocolate fabric, hope my project (whatever it turns out to be) is as beautiful as yours.

Diane said...

Super cute! WHat a great way to use up those strips that are already sewn together. I keep them, but never know what to do with them.

Tonya Ricucci said...

cute - your quilting looks great!

sewjournal said...

What lovely work you do. That chocolate brown quilt is gorgeous. You can see what I did with some of my scraps here
Cheers
Munaiba