Friday, January 09, 2009

snippets


quilt top, measures 32" x 47"

made from 100% scraps, even the background fabric!
tutorial here
destined to be a wall hanging for my front entry way
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for those of you who asked, there is a stippling tutorial here.
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one more thing...it's Roxanne's 30th birthday, so why don't you stop by and wish her a Happy Birthday. she is the happy recipient of the first flea market fancy quilt. yay!

86 comments:

HoltGallery said...

I think this is neat way to use scraps and still look hype. Is background the same as the top?

Blondie said...

I really like this! I love how much white you use as a background in your quilts- the thought of white kinda scares me with kids in the house.

I'm really interested to see how you display this in your entryway. Will you please post pictures once it is complete?

Melanie said...

I really like this one. Good ways to use up all those small scraps.

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

This is great! :) Looks like a great piece for your decor!

jacquie said...

this is GREAT. it's like having a mini fabric shop in your front entryway.

Sara said...

Fantastic. Just when I had given myself permission to recycle (compost) my tiny scraps I have to start saving them again for this project! It is so on my 'must-do' list.

Renee said...

Pretty quilt top, love the scraps and colours!

Thimbleanna said...

What a fun idea! I'll second what Blondie said -- can we see it when you hang it?

kvinta said...

I simply adore the fact that all the little pieces are not aligned in any particular way - that brings so much life to the quilt. I shall look forward to the next picture of this, with lovely stippling and borders!!

nettie said...

I love it! another one to add to my to do list!

Meagan said...

I love this! It's a wonderful way to display little bits of your favorite fabric that you've saved even the last tiniest piece of because you can't bear to part with it. (Not that I've, um, done that or anything...)

Sarah said...

Very cute! I am also working on something for my front entry way. :) I look forward to seeing how you are going to finish and display it. :)

PunkiePie said...

That is like, totally awesome!

Jen

500 or less said...

This is the most fantastic quilt I've seen in a long time, and thanks for linking to the tutorial. There seems to be a theme of "Improv Quilting" going around the blogosphere and I'm totally digging' it. One of these days I'll join in!

JasonsMum said...

Such a fun looking quilt. Love it! Yet another one of yours to put on my to-do list!

MichelleB said...

It came out fantastic! I love it. I can hardly wait to see it after it's quilted.

kangaroo said...

this is absolutely adorable. what a great stashbuster. i've never seen anything like it!

Mama Urchin said...

I need to do this with my scraps, maybe with a darker background fabric.

Calico Road said...

Very nice. Do you have a pair of quilting gloves? I noticed in your tutorial you weren't wearing any. They are SO SO helpful! Are you thinking of stippling this one too?

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

Just like little gemstones!

em's scrapbag said...

This is totally fabulous! I love it!

Lisa said...

This is cute- it looks like confetti!

silversmith said...

yep. i've been saving up so many scraps over the years - from clothes to baby decor to quilts. now i have some inspiration (not like i needed ANOTHER project...but i just keep finding them). thanks!

Marie' said...

This turned out beautifully. I am not a big fan of hanging quilts on the wall, but I can see this one on my wall. Great work!

Nici said...

Amanda Jean,
I love all of your quilts but some have me baffled. How do you figure your squares/pieces? Thanks for all your inspiration.

Nici

Kristin said...

Hey, that is a really cool quilt! Perfect to use up all of the little scraps. Thanks for all of the tutorials.

Anna said...

Wow, your quilts are such an inspiration. Do you ever dare post a picture of your stash? It seems that you've been using fabrics from your stash a pretty long time! I really enjoy checking your blog and reading the tutorials. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

Anna

BUMBLE BEANS said...

ooh! I like it! very cozy! Love using up all those scraps!!

Crafty Lady said...

Lovely, as always. How would you quilt this? Love it, love it, love it!

Annie said...

I love the effect of this quilt. So fresh and quirky.

Clair said...

You could enter it in my quilt's club President Challenge:)

Denice said...

love this quilt. looked at the tutorial and it looks like fun. gonna have to add this to my list of quilts to make. lol.

Katie Jean said...

love it! I made a smaller one using that tutorial and I just loved the whole process of it. It was so fun watching it come together. Can't wait to see it quilted ;)

Jessica said...

I've had the tutorial bookmarked for about a year now! Everytime I look at my scrap bin I think about making it but I just haven't got around to it yet. I love yours and its going to look fantastic as a wall hanging! :)

Christina said...

I really love it.

melissa s. said...

ooh it's lovely! i love the name, too. tell me, are you going to stipple your snippets? (sorry, couldn't resist)

amanda said...

it's lovely! I wonder what's the binding going to be? will it be scrappy style too or just one fabric?

alotalot said...

This reminds me of a Mondrian painting. I think it is a perfect wall hanging.

ayumills said...

Oh my! You really came up with a great way to use up your scraps! I love how it looks too!

Erin said...

Love. This. What a good idea on how to use a quilt! I've never wanted to hang a quilt, mainly because I don't like the looks of them on walls, but this one would look awesome! I love modern quilt patterns, like this one!

Cheryl A said...

Very nice!

liz taylor said...

I am always impressed with your creativity!

Misty M. said...

Charming! Makes me really want to try it too!

Vicki W said...

What a great wall hanging!

Anne said...

I love your quilts, but I am pretty sure that you have already blown your new year's resolutions.
Seriously, I love what you do, but do you have OCD Is there a diagnosis of OQD. Obsessive quilting disorder?
May be OQC? Obsessive quilting compulsion? I don't know ( ; Any way, I love your quilts!

MelissaS said...

So pretty!

Linda said...

Hmm.... I have a whole bucket of little scraps..... I like this a lot!

lera said...

100% scraps? Atta girl!

Heather said...

Love the video. Thanks for that. I can't wait to try it. You make is look so easy.

Alana Jo said...

Wow! Looks like alot of work. Very nice.

christine said...

thank you, thank you, thank you [i don't triple this easily] for the stippling tutorial! i will sandwich my second quilt today [inspired by your christmas quilt] and saw no chance of stippling it. very pretty but a complete mystery to me. then came you! thanks again :)

Abby said...

I really like this. I'm not a fan of making everything match up just right based on my accurate measuring and cutting. Which is strange for a quilter...

SarahB said...

Love it!

Erin said...

I Love this one, so colouful but not too 'busy' at the same time! I am so happy you linked to Roxxane's site because now I have my weekend project of those gorgeous dolls houses :)

Sharon said...

I think this is great! I love some of the fabrics you've put in here - the dots in particular do some wonderful things! This will look great in your entryway. It would also be a great quilt studio hanging - kind of a "diary" of your quilts you've done, or fave fabrics.

the Campfollower said...

Oh I love your version!Super duper job, Amanda. I can't wait to see it all finished.

Catherine said...

This is a super quilt!! I love the effect!

Anina said...

I've had this one on my list for a l-o-o-o-o-n-g time, but as usual, you are way more productive than me.
It's lovely!

Kerri said...

what a great quilt!! i love the scrap ones. i just did my first one of complete scraps. its a doll quilt but at least it is all from scraps! :)

Jeri is said...

I have an "emergency" question for you about thread....

I am about to begin quilting a very large scrappy log cabin quilt. The backing is white with a dark blue design. I'm going to use white thread in the bobbin. Since the top is scrappy, what would you use to do the quilting on top? 1/2 of each block, of course, is light (whites, off-whites, beiges) but the other 1/2 is all colors. What color would you use to do your quilting?

Please e-mail me at jcleveland03 at comcast dot net

And while this question is directed toward you, Amanda, I will welcome responses from anyone who has an opinion about this because the "emergency" is that I'm going to my friends house tomorrow morning to use her quilting machine, so I need to buy the thread today. Thanks!

Rebekah said...

very cute! This is such a fun way to use up tiny scraps!

Patty H. said...

Oh wow, LOVE it!

Tine said...

That top is gorgeous! I have bookmarked the tutorial too....but I have a few other projects to get out of the way first :) That will also give me some more scraps to work with. Lol. I'm running low!

Liz said...

I love it! I'm off to bookmark that tutorial - I have a ton of scraps that need a home.

Jen said...

That is truly a work of art!

Amy said...

I've officially just added this to the top of my 'to do' list.

Kim said...

love all the white space! and the fact that you have 20 quilts laying around your home -- can I come over? :) K

Jodie said...

I just did a teeny version of something like this - but that tutorial makes so much sense....Lets just say I did mine the long way ! (again).
It looks beautiful.

Shabby Raggy Roses said...

I was in absolute heaven when I found your blog! I've spent days reading your previous posts! What an inspiration you are. Now I'm just dying to get started on a quilt, whereas I was terrified before! All of your ideas are brilliant. Thanks so much for all the tips & tutorials. I've already learnt so much.
Best wishes,
Jenelle

Jessica said...

I should make up something like this with all my scraps...then I could get more fabric!

Philigry said...

thid is just so cool. you have a lot of patience to make something like this. i just love it. is the scrap basket shrinking?

Andrea said...

psst - come see my log cabin FINALLY done. thank you, AmandaJean, for your amazing tutorial!!

The Catnap Cottage said...

I love the fabrics and pattern too! My moto is no scrap left behind - this is fabulous!!

upstateLisa said...

That is soooo cool! thanks for sharing the tutorial!

beki said...

I LOVE this! This is just about what I had in mind for my next quilt!!

rachel griffith said...

SUPER cute!!!

sulu-design said...

VERY cool. So modern and funky, but understated. Nice work.

Helene said...

I have been following your blog for about 3 months I would say and lady I have to say one thing, I don't know where you get your ideas for your quilt but they are GREAT! I love ALL of them. They are simple and fabulous! I don't know where you get your time for quilting, being a Mom, taking care of your house... and God knows how much that means + all the quilting and blogging! You probably don't sleep. Please keep the good work, I come over to see what you did every other day. Thanks
Helene

Katherine said...

Fabulous! You do come up with the loveliest ideas, Amandajean. Can't wait to see what you bind this beauty with... maybe a scrappy binding????

Maria said...

Hi.
I just love your blog and all your work and for that reason I have given you an award on my blog: http://allmomasquilt.blogspot.com/
Happy quilting
Maria

nicolette said...

Pretty, cheerful quilt!! Love all the white and the randomness of the coloured scraps!

IQuilt4Fun said...

This quilt reminds me of my childhood! Lollipops, popcorn and rainbows! I love your intuitive imagination!

Abby

Chris said...

I love this quilt. Your ideas are fabulous! Thanks for the Crockpot blog link. The crock pot is a quilters best friend.

*karendianne. said...

Isn't this a treat. How creative. Totally dig it!

Hedgehog said...

Very cool!med

shellysquilts said...

Fabulous, interesting, and easy to do. What more could you ask for? I can't wait to see it quilted.