Sunday, January 17, 2016

Lozenges or Suppositories? Take Your Pick !


Lozenges (aka Suppositories)
76 x 90


That means there are 760 little 2 x 4.5 little lozenges (aka suppositories...more on that later).  That also means I sewed on to those lozenges 3040 little 1.5 inch corners. 



I started making these in March 2014.  Bonnie Hunter was making them that year as a leader/ender project.  I'm not a leader/ender kind of girl so I sewed a few up each month as a Rainbow Scrap Challenge project.  They were easy to make but rather a pain in the patooty to make because they are so boring.  So, I lovingly started referring to them as suppositories. ( I think a sense of humor can get you through anything). 

I thought each lozenge was a unique scrap fabric but when I started sewing them together I saw a few duplicates.  I guess that happens when you make units over a couple of years. 




No design wall here so I just sewed them together as I pulled them out of the light bag then the dark bag.    I quilted it with vertical straight lines (using a walking foot) on both sides of the seam allowances on my plain Jane Janome. 


For the backing I used a 100% cotton sheet in excellent condition that I found at the thrift store. 

I forgot to take a pic specifically of the binding but I used a black and white floral print. 


Well, this quilt definitely used a whole lot of scraps so I guess I'll go visit the

And since I moved this all the way forward to the finish line I'm linking up to


28 comments:

Teje said...

Hi Cathy! This is fantastic! Beautiful scrappy quilt, very busy but not too much because of the great pattern! x Teje

Sue SA said...

Love this quilt, its bright, fun and scrappy! I bet it would take a good hour of looking to find any duplicate pieces, a sure fired method to send the recipient to sleep under its cozy comfort. Well done on quilting such a big quilt on a DSM.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those lozenges are quite amazing! So many pieces! This is one of those quilts that must be vey fun to look at in person, a bit like an I Spy quilt! Great finish!

Karen said...

Beautiful quilt. I could have sent you all my 1.5" squares except they are all not white and black. Congratulations on a finish.

Donna said...

Lozenges or Suppositories? That's according to which end is up. Sorry, guess it's a retired nurse thing. LOL. I am loving this quilt and all those cute scraps.

Joanne said...

For a pain in the patootie it turned out great. I love it.

Kathy S. said...

Soooo colorful! I LOVE it! LOL on Donna's retired nurse comment. :)

Julierose said...

Gorgeous lozenges--my Jouzai are definitely a suppository right now--pain in the butt!! Can't get them to all play well together... hugs, julierose

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Awesome! I have been eying this design because I love scrappy quilts. Congrats on the finish!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

What an amazing quilt! I love that it is so scrappy and colorful. Thanks so much for sharing with Oh Scrap!

gayle said...

I've been watching your suppositories with awe for the last year. What a spectacular quilt you've made with them!
Now you'll have to name it "Which End Is Up", you know...

Ariane said...

It's a beautiful quilt! Congrats on your finish.

Cathy said...

Awesome finish, Cathy! It is a lovely and colorful quilt!!

Remnant Quilter said...

So maybe they're better as leaders and enders, huh? I guess that's how to whip the boredom factor? Good to know before I embark on mine! It's a beautiful quilt and you certainly did not need a design wall to get there either! By seeing yours I'm inspired to start one as a L&E for the Scrap Challenge 6 that just got kicked off.

Julianne said...

Another one of your quilts that I just love!

Dasha said...

Another great quilt I have enjoyed you making!
Bet you are tickled its finished.

Nann said...

I love the alternate name! Now that this is done you can reLAX . . .
Good for you to use a thrift-ship sheet as the backing.

thecraftyyak said...

This is great! I might have to make one as a leader and ender, but maybe a bit bigger. Love the scrappiness of it all

kathy r said...

Oh my gosh. This is beautiful.. it has really moved me... thank you for showing this beautiful quilt.
Kathleen Mary
kathysnest32.wordpress.com

April said...

This quilt is gorgeous! I love scrappy quilts and this one is breath taking!

cityquilter grace said...

great title...covers problems at both ends...LOL...and that always happens to me when i make scrappy quilts...someplace there is always a duplicate fabric!

em's scrapbag said...

I love this scrappy quilt. Might have to make one as my next leaders and enders. And yes humor gets you through a lot. Thanks for linking up.

scraphappy said...

What a fun quilt. So many fun fabrics. Finding the ones that match can be a game to play while snuggling under the quilt.

eva said...

Lovely Quilt!!!
Looks like a whole pile of gemstones!!
Gorgeous!!
xo
eva

Ellen said...

A lot of time and effort went into the making of this quilt and the results are fantastic!

Quilter Kathy said...

It's absolutely gorgeous! I love it!

Shasta Matova said...

I love how your lozenges turned out. Gorgeous! I really like the way you combine fabrics in your quilts. On this one, did you use any and all scraps, or did you have any limits on which fabrics to use?

Cindy said...

Incredible! The little tiny pieces in this quilt! Love the scrappiness and randomness. It has a great stained glass impact :)
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