5 hours ago
Sunday, 15 July 2012
more photos than is strictly necessary
This quilt is the 3rd scrap vomit quilt I've made. Although technically this is the second, because it was started before (long before) Justine's quilt.
This one is all mine. SV1 was a birthday present for a friend of mine, SV3 was for Justine when she had baby H, so SV2 is staying put. Right here. In my house.
I had a lot of help with this quilt, so many amazing people made blocks or sent 2.5" squares. I'd put a call out on flickr well over a year ago asking if anyone would be willing to make me a block or 2 in return for fabric. Or if they'd swap me their ugly stuff for my nice stuff. A whole lot of people said they would, which was amazing.
So in this version there are some great fabrics that I have never owned
And some very scary clowns, fussy cut for full effect
A cat that looks like it's had something shoved up it's bum (and isn't best pleased about it)
Sock monkeys and London cabs.
I sent this top (along with the granny squares top) to Sarah in upstate New York and told her to quilt it however she wanted. I would never in a million years have picked a yellow thread, and if she had told me she was thinking of a yellow thread I'd have told her I wasn't keen on that idea, but isn't it perfect? It shows up beautifully on the solids but blends in the prints. I also love the kind of snowflakey spiral design she used as well. I'm so happy that this quilt is mine, and so grateful to everyone that helped me make it.
Time to start a 4th? I think so. Anyone want to join me? The how to can be found here. We could swap ugly fabrics too. I'm not thinking full on quilt along, but if you want to make one alongside me, or maybe a few of us could make blocks for each other to get a variety of uglies then I'll start a thread in the SV appreciation society group on flickr and we can take it from there.
Posted by Katy Jones at 08:00
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