Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I needed to play a little bit





When I first saw this quilt on Victoria's blog I knew I wanted to make it. The title is "Everything but the kitchen sink".
She only used blocks she had leftover from past projects and I thought that was such a great idea.
So I emailed her to let her know that I would love to make one.
This is a fun quilt to make and I needed a break from the Vintage Valentine and everything else I have been working on.
My only concern was that I only had 2 blocks to start this quilt with since I mostly applique and I did not think I had any blocks.

So , I head off to my sewing closet and the pile you see is what I found.
I barely made it to work on time since I was so excited looking for all these blocks.
Much to my surprise I found:
I did have a few leftover blocks.
I had blocks from swaps .
Blocks from friends.
Practice blocks.
Unfinished blocks.
Blocks from quilt guild buys.
Blocks that would never become anything.

My quilt is the one on the top.
I apologize for the pics of the 2 scrap baskets.


Thanks Victoria for the inspiration and the permission to blog about this wonderful fun quilt.

23 comments:

Beena said...

All those blocks seem to play so nicely together. What a fun quilt you got out of all of them! It must have been a lot of fun to arrange the blocks, too!

PatchworkRose said...

It sure is Zany. Know what you mean. There is everything but the kitchen sink and it all works great!
Looks like you had lots of fun :-)
Cheers
Lynne

Darlene said...

What a cute idea and I can imagine the fun you had putting this cutie together.

Karen said...

i also made a quilt like this. i only scraps and leftover blocks from 2009...then it will remind me of all the finished (and unfinished projects!) I did last year. I started a new scrap bin for 2010's quilt.2009's quilt is at my auntie's being quilted .....hopefully i'll be able to show it off soon!

Cindy said...

It's like you have a little piece of one project and a little piece of another project and yet another little piece of another project - all rolled into one fun project.

Great idea.

Mrs Moen said...

Well done, Betsy, the top looks great! Isn't amazing how much stuff you can find around your sewing space (and house) when you just start looking?

Quilt Hollow said...

All those scraps still make a quilt. Wonderful project!

Marydon Ford said...

G'morn ~ What a pretty creation. So colorful.

Happy Valentine's
Have a beautiful day ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Yvette said...

Wow, you had a lot of extra blocks. I have 1. LOL

Pat said...

WOW....you surely did have a nice selection of leftover blocks for this quilt. What a great idea and I love the cute name for it!!!

Melissa said...

I love that quilt!!!

Linda B said...

What a great idea. My kinda whimsey. I love the kitty in the lower right corner.

Barb said...

What a fun quilt...I can see why you were almost late for work.....

BUMBLE BEANS said...

Betsy! What fun! You sure did have enough blocks! isn't that funny, i know you'll find more too, i sweat mine were like rabbits! they kept multiplying...I have more two, but don't tell. I had tons of scrap blocks that I didn't like and never put into quilts... (the rest will go into the 2010 version...
I Love the cat, the house block and those two trees! So much fun to roll your eyes through. What is the block in the top right corner? I can't quite tell but it looks cute!
Well done!!!

JustCindy said...

What a wonderful idea! You know I want one because I love your's and Victoria's.

Nanci said...

I am sitting looking at a bag of scraps that I cleaned out of my stash. I can't imagine that I could make a crazy looking quilt that looks so awesome when done....as yours does.
Excellent!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Victoria's is wonderful and yours will be too Betsy!

cinzia said...

It is amazing what can go together when you want. I made a similar quilt a few years ago and found it lots of fun.. both to do and to clear out all of the unused blocks.

Kathie said...

love this and someday I will have a quilt like this too
I saw one at the NJ show last year and it is still in my mind!
Victoria did a wonderful job too
can't wait to see yours!
Kathie

Kathie said...

realized I did see yours it on the top ...
silly me
K

Kim D. said...

You've been busy, well done.

Jean said...

This is a great idea. I don't have many blocks laying around, but gives me the idea to make an extra one when making a quilt so as to build up enough for make one.

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

I like that cat block! I feel like Victoria's corner blocks really make the quilt but I don't know if you are "allowed" to make blocks specifically for the quilt or not!