Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Fun creating time!!

These pieces have been languishing in my stash for a few years-yes you read that right!  

They are cut off pieces from when I made this Quick Curve quilt for a discount fabric store a few years back.

Seriously, would you have thrown them away or kept them with good intentions like me?  I just thought there was too much fabric there to throw them out!  So into a zip lock bag they went and waited and waited for inspiration to hit me.  They came out to play on Sunday, and here is what they asked me to make!!
First, the colored ones asked to paired with a black section, ok done, easy enough.  Then they said "I want to be a flower".  I felt they needed to be on a Kona silver(which I also had in my stash). So I cut a piece large enough for the background and took it to my longarm and used my channel locks to create a double line grid. I have not done the double lines before so it was fun trying something new.  

It was time to start appliquing them down yesterday. I used a small satin stitch in magenta, turquoise, and yellow to go around each petal. I did not use a fusible web as I had starched the petals good before. I did, however, use Elmers glue on the edges and adhered them to the Kona silver with the iron.  Not totally fray proof, but, it works pretty good.

 Binding it with just the silver wouldn't have done the job, it needed a pop of color. So Suzy's magic bindng to the rescue with black as the accent. But oh no, that wasn't enough color yet! The turquoise, yellow, and magenta screamed, me too, me too!!  So what's a girl to do, but add them in little spurts here and there.



And wouldn't cha know, I just happened to have the perfect backing in the stash too, LOL





And one last shot. I am just so pleased with how this 28 x 32 wall hanging came out. There will be other projects some day as there are tons more left.  If you have thoughts of what I should do with them, please let me know!  For lack of a better name I think it will be called Simply Petals.

And because I think we all need a bit of spring...


Linking up with Linky TuesdaySilly Mama WIP'sLet's Bee Social, Inquiring Quilter, NTT





28 comments:

  1. That is a stunning little quilt. I must know more about this magic binding...it was perfect.

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  2. That fabric is enchanted. I hope you will enter this beauty into the Bloggers Quilt Festival.
    Fabric speaks to me too but only when it is in the store. Once I bring it home, they all start talking to each other so loudly that I cannot hear a thing :-D

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  3. This is so pretty - you are very creative. I certainly do not have a suggestion for using up more petals but I look forward to seeing what you come up with for them next! I'd love to hear about the magic binding too . . . ~smile~
    Roseanne

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  4. You made a masterpiece with those scraps! I would have thrown them away.

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  5. Playing with scraps is the best! Your flower quilt is spectacular!

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  6. Wow is this beautiful Vicki! I was wondering how you quilted your background until I read your post....perfect use of those beautifu scraps!

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  7. Hi Vicki, I love the petals and the magic binding. Looks great!

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  8. Hi Vicki, I love the petals and the magic binding. Looks great!

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  9. Simply Stunning I would call it, you made a lovely quilt, so effective and a great way to use those scraps.

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  10. Oh I definitely would have saved those pieces too! I absolutely love what you have done with them! Good for you!

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  11. Vicki, that is the cutest thing ever! I love how you added the color with Susie's binding! What fun!

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  12. Oh my gosh! How cute is this quilt?!? And, yes... I would have thrown those pieces away. Maybe not right away, but at some point in the few years time. I love the quilting, too. And your binding... perfect! I'm glad I'm not the only who whose quilts talk to her. :D

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  13. WOW! What a stunner, Vicki...love what you did with your *leftovers*. Thanks for explaining in detail how you created this lovely modern flower garden.

    The binding is like the sprinkles on a cupcake...the perfect final touch!

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  14. I never would have thought of this...and it is gorgeous! Genius idea Vicki! Love the quilting background. But those colors paired with the solid is such a perfect choice! It looks like you have a lot of pieces left over...better get busy and make more! I really love what you did!

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  15. And I thought you when you said you were popping out on your deck now and then, that you just needed some sunshine! Little did I know you were taking photos of this beauty! I love it, Vicky! It's perfect.

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  16. wow!!
    your project is fabulous!

    thanks so much for linking up!

    brooke@sillymamaquilts.com

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  17. Vicki, this is the epitome of a modern! What a great wall hanging! Great admiration going on here. :)

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  18. Oh I am glad you kept them - what a great quilt!

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  19. This is such a striking quilt! Absolutely gorgeous! You should be very proud of this. Amazing!

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  20. Super cute! I admit that I have thrown out similar pieces. Maybe I should reconsider these scraps.

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  21. Fantastic, Vicki!! The perfect use for those odd little slivers of fabric. You are one cool, creative cat :)

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  22. Man, I would not have kept those tiny slivers, but look what they inspired! This is wonderful. Thanks so much for linking up.

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  23. So glad those scraps finely spoke to you....this is beautiful! Love the quilting too.

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  24. I probably wouldn't have kept those leftover scraps, but I'm super glad you did :) This is stunning and the flowers look like they are popping right off that grid background.

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  25. YOU!!! are a wizard my friend! This is terrific, reminds me of a pattern I bought off Craftsy a couple years ago, that I started this past winter but kinda got waylaid...

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  26. Oh holy quilt!! This is amazing! I don't think I can use enough exclamation points!! :) The design is so fresh, and the quilting is fan-tab-u-lous!! Beautiful.

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    1. Oh, and I know exactly what I'd do with the extra pieces. I'd make another mini exactly like this one and then ship it off to a certain someone in West Virginia. Just sayin. :)

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