Saturday, September 6, 2014

scrap eater {a finished quilt}


I finished my Scrap Eater quilt. Fun, isn't it? And just like the name suggests I only used scraps to make this quilt top.


I used this wonderful tutorial to make my blocks (they each finished at 12" x 12") and I absolutely love that even though I used scraps of every size and color, the finished quilt still looks cohesive - well, sort of crazily cohesive but I think it works :)


Here it is during basting stage. Oh, I do love a perfectly flat, zero wrinkles, freshly basted quilt top very much indeed.


My plan at first was to do an all over spiral quilting like I did on this quilt a while back. After just a few minutes of pretty poor quilting and wrestling this beast I decided to scrap that plan and rip out all the stitches ... plan b, continuous eights to the rescue :)


My eights are about 4" tall and I was happy to see that even after washing and drying this quilt stayed pretty flat. Last time I tried this quilting pattern I made my eights smaller and a lot denser which probably caused the quilt to crinkle up more than I'd prefer.


I used this beautiful lime (and blue) giant dots Marimekko fabric for the backing. And since I live close to Crate and Barrel outlet store I bought it at an incredible sale price of $3.98 a yard !!!!


I couldn't choose just one fabric for the binding so I copied my quilting hero Amanda Jean and went scrappy. I think it adds just the right finishing touch.



The quilt finished at 72" x 72". And yes, I still have tons of scraps left over, but on that next time :)

Wishing you all a very lovely weekend. Svetlana

46 comments:

  1. wow this is a great quilt! i just love it! all the little prints you used would be great fun to search and pick out.

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  2. I love how this quilt turned out.Scrappy binding was definitely the way to go. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. This looks like a fun way to use some of my scraps that are too small from recent quilt finishes to make a pillow to coordinate etc.

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  3. It's fabulous. You're my quilt hero!

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  4. You are right - it absolutely works in every respect and there is cohesiveness in the scrappiness. Love the backing and binding too.

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  5. Love the crazy cohesiveness of this quilt. I too love scrappy bindings.

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  6. I love how it all works together!! Great finish!

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  7. Wonderful again! I love the scrappiness...another happy quilt.😁

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  8. Lovely! Admittedly, I often am not a fan of scrappy quilts (there can be just too much going on!). I really like your approach here, though, with the 12-by-12 blocks, the repetition of certain fabrics and colors, and the chunks of neutral-ish fabrics to give the viewer a break. Amanda Jean would be proud. : )

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  9. I have recently decided to use up some scraps myself. I made a quilt that I figured would deplete my box. It didn't even make a dent. Then I made a bigger quilt and the box still looked full. Then I made a bag. The box was still full. Then i made a tiny string quilt and a throw sized string quilt. During this time a friend got interested in my scrap projects so I gave the box to her. Since then, I have started a new box and I am almost done with another quilt top from that box. It is astounding how far scraps go when it feels like you need so much yardage when you use new fabric. I love your technique on this one. I see this in my future. Here's to a never ending scrap supply!

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  10. Svetlanko, vsechny Tve quilty jsou nadherne, ale tenhle mi opravdu ucaroval! Tolik nadhernych barev a vzoru, uzasne nakombinovane, krasne prositi, super barevny lem... proste uzasny! :) Moc se Ti povedl!
    Krasne dny, Jola

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  11. Love how these turned out, I think I need to try this at some point...

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  12. Your quilt looks gorgeous! I love the scrappy binding and the backing, too! Lovely :)

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  13. thats what i need to make to clean out my scraps, your is great

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  14. All those scraps really do work well together! I love it! It is a sign of a well curated fabric collection! The scrappy binding is perfect!

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  15. You have the nicest scraps! Clever that you can't really see the individual blocks. Lovely quilting too! Jxo

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  16. I really like the continuous 8s quilt design; it looks so nice! And there is nothing better than a scrappy binding. :) Love your quilt!

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  17. wah?? the cheapest Marimekko to me is $59/metre! But I love your quilt :)

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  18. How fabulous! Aren't scrap quilts just the best? So fabulous

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  19. Грандиозно! Класс!

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  20. I love your new header! This quilt is amazing. I love the fun scrappy goodness of it all. That back is wonderful.

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  21. Great finish and love the quilting on this one! The back also works perfectly, awesome job :)

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  22. what a great quilt using up scraps and the backing and quilting you have used on it works perfectly

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  23. My goodness this a a beautiful quilt. I'm usually not much for scrappy quilts but after seeing yours I think this scrappy improv pattern will go on my bucket list. Great job!
    Your extra crinkles can be caused by a particular batting as well as how much your fabric shrinks. If you prefer less crinkles follow the prewash instructions for the batting you are using. If you can't find the instructions on the package you can almost always find them on the manufacture's website. And if you are a real fanatic about crinkles (I hate to say this) then I suggest prewashing your fabrics. Eek!! There, I said it and lightening didn't strike but I'm still holding my breath. lol The last thing in this world I would ever do again is prewash my fabrics. :( So, just a little food for thought. Once again.....your quilt is wonderful!!!!!!!!

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  24. I love this quilt!! The backing fabric is so cool. Scrap quilts are my favorite. Great job!

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  25. This really is a great scrap buster and I often use a scrappy binding myself too. x

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  26. It's perfect! Thank you for the tutorial tip!

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  27. This is a fantastic quilt! I like the figure 8 quilting you did on it. The name is cute too! Even though you have scraps left over I bet this quilt at least made a dent in them.

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  28. Thanks so much for sharing - I am determined to make one of these with all my scraps!

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  29. Lovely and the backing is fab too!

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  30. Spectacular! So fresh and it shows there is beauty in the leftovers. Just so fun!

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  31. Yay! :-) I was so looking forward to seeing the finished quilt and am not disappointed! I love it! And Marimekko fabric at that price??? Lucky find! :-)

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  32. I am a big believer in using up scraps, you would be surprised the small pieces i keep for applique. its is stunning.

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  33. After seeing your first post I pulled out a bag of scraps and began to sew :) I Tried really hard to not be toooo picky about what fabrics went with what. What ever I pulled out of the bag got added on. Wondering if mine will be as pretty as yours but I will continue on. It is a new process for me. I'm anxious to see how it all turns out. Love your finished quilt. Thanks for the inspiration. Janita

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  34. oh my goodness, I love this quilt so much. then again, I LOVE everything you make! the scrappy binding is wonderful! beautiful finish! (The quilting is perfect and the backing is QUITE a score. Well done!)

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  35. This is nice!! May need to add this to the scrappy quilt list!

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  36. I absolutely love this! No surprise that it came out so unified because I think it reflects your personal colors/style very well. It's so light and happy! Nicely done =)

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  37. Wow! I can't even describe how much I love this quilt! It's cheerful and fun to look at. Simply beautiful.

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  38. Beautiful quilt! I, too, enjoy a scrappy binding; it adds just the right touch of whimsy. By t he way, I like your grey geese.
    Happy Sewing!

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  39. You're right. It does work and look cohesive. I like my scrap quilts to look like that too. I love your quilting and backing fabrics.

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  40. Ooooh I LUVVVVVV this quilt!!!!

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