Sunday, March 15, 2015

scrappy 4 patch and coins

A friend came over this week to sew and this is what I worked on.

This quilt was inspired by a Schnibbles quilt. I used my own dimensions. The four patch units I had pieced in January at a retreat I went to. After the retreat I set it aside until last week when I added the setting side and corner triangles to the 4 patch. I also came across all these coin strips already pieced in my UFO closet-whoo hooo I had enough all ready for this quilt!!!!!!  So I was able to finish the piecing of this flimsy when my friend came to sew. It measures approx 47 x 64 I think. I already folded it all up and put into the to be quilting closet :-) 
So everything is scraps leftover from sashings, borders, blocks from other projects, except for the tea dyed muslin setting triangles, gee it feels so good to make something out of almost nothing!! The 4 patches are 2.5" cut sqs. And the coins are random width strips there were cut at 6" or so (I didn't really measure them perfectly), sewn together into long strips then cut with my 5" wide ruler.  
Linking with Oh Scrap today.  Go on over and check some other scrappy projects out and get inspired to use yours!
Edited to say-also linking with http://www.patchworktimes.com/ for Design wall monday, http://www.conniekresin.com/  for linky Tuesday, and Creative Goodness .

20 comments:

  1. That looks wonderful - with lots of jewel tones to make it sparkle!
    Kathy T. in Tampa

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  2. Wonderful color combination. Love this quilt top.

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  3. What a great idea, and fun that you found all the pieces and parts from other projects!

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  4. I love to see projects like this are made from components found laying around. It looks fantastic! And the four patches just sparkle - nice job! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  5. That is lovely, such a nice rich set of colors!

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  6. Wow! Your fabrics really shine in that quilt.

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  7. How cool to find the coins to go with the four-patch blocks. Looks great! Visiting from Oh Scrap!

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  8. Wow! Love a Great scrap quilt--yours is wonderful!

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  9. Oh, that is nice. I love scrappy quilts. Even better if you can use all your leftovers.

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  10. Great scrappy quilt! Love the mix of block patterns. Feel free to use the block pattern you liked on my blog!

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  11. What a neat quilt Vicki and a perfect way to use of scraps!!

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  12. Great quilt, Vicki! And ya, it must feel good to make something so useful out of "nothing" (I know what you mean. I have a ton of strips I've been saving (thanks to Cyndy, of QiMFtH, actually sorted into colour families) that I've been thinking need to become a string quilt, but now I see your coins, and 4-patches, I think they could become a quilt like this for the H2H. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. I love the vibrant jewel tones of this quilt...and, because I'm a huge fan of Carrie Nelson's, anything "Schnibbles" always makes me smile.

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  14. Vicki, I love the way this quilt looks and it is all the better knowing you created it out of scraps!

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  15. Great scrappy creation! The mixture is terrific looking. I think the combo would be good for some placemats I want to make.

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  16. I like it. Easy peasy and uses up a lot of scraps. Great job!

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  17. Lovely. The squares on point and the long rows compliment each other so well with these scraps!

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  18. Rich, deep colors, and a great scrappiness, too! Nice work.

    Julie

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