Sunday, February 23, 2014

It's All Good

I have finished another UFO. My goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes (# 147) was to just make the blocks into a top. I did find some time to not only make a top but to get it quilted and bound. 




The finished quilt is 70x84.   It is made similar to the Technicolour Yawn aka Scrap Vomit quilt at I'm a Ginger Monkey in that there is a Block A and a Block B but all my Block Bs are not made of the same fabrics.  



I've been making these blocks for several years - whenever I had a few 2.5 inch scraps left over from projects I would make a 49 patch block.  You can see I must have made a Halloween quilt around the time I assembled a block.  I tried not to repeat any fabrics except for the obvious design repeat in B Blocks.   Isn't it funny though that I randomly assembled blocks and the same fabric in different color ways (blue and green flowers) that were in two separate blocks ended up right next to each other? 

I like scrappy quilts. Everything goes together - dogs, frogs, ants, candy, witches, flowers, leaves, stars, hearts, polka dots, stripes, butterflies. There's so much to look at in a scrappy quilt.  You can play I Spy with the grandkids. And some fabrics just make you smile. There's memories of other projects, other times, people you gave quilts to - some unknown.  

I quilted it on my plain Jane DSM. Using the squares as a kind of grid I looped up and then down across two rows. 


It shows up a little better on the back. I used some light blue quilting cotton thread I had in my stash. The back was a nice cotton sheet from the thrift store.  The only real cost was the batting. 

I'm not calling my quilt Scrap Vomit or Technicolour Yawn.  
I think I will call it "It's All Good".  Because it is.  I like leftovers. 

And now I'm off to the Lovely Year of Finishes Party. 

And now that I've finished a UFO maybe I should start a new project. Maybe...

9 comments:

Podunk Pretties said...

Technicolor yawn! I haven't heard that in years. Great looking scrappys!

Wonky Girl said...

Very awesome quilt. Such a variety of fabrics you have there. Fun, fun, fun !

Dasha said...

Scrappy quilts like that are awesome. Well done, and I hate the names that are going around the net - yours is much nicer!

Sandy said...

It looks great! Congrats on not only meeting your goal, but doing even more and completing a UFO. I much prefer the name you have given it.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Wow that is a lot of squares. It turned out great!

joe tulips said...

It is all very very good!!! It just scream snuggle!

Lori said...

scrappy quilts are always the best!

Elaine said...

I love this! Great idea!

The Quilting Elf said...

I'm still enthralled with looking at the fabrics in my great grandmother's scrap quilt and I've had it for 30 years. Your quilt will be loved forever! Congratulations on a great finish.
Kathy T. in Tampa