Friday, August 27, 2010

how many?

I began this quilt with Victoria's 15 minutes.
Scrappy blocks and
square in a square blocks.
I used lots of scraps...
but believe it or not...
I still have some left!!!!
I also used my vintage linen stash!
Yeah! for old sheets!!!

How many 6" blocks did it take to make a twin size quilt?
65 scrappy crazy blocks....and....
65 square in a square blocks!!!

130 total!!
I'm glad I didn't figure it out before I began...
I may not have begun....

I didn't even get to the magic twin size with that!!
I was lazy and added a border.
Now the quilt measures 65"x85".
I think that's a respectable twin size.

I like this scrappy quilt.

And since it's a make do kind of quilt...
I made do...
and used some fabric in my stash for the border.
Probably NOT what I would have purchased...
but it works.

I had imagined using one of my bigger vintage sheets
for the border...but what it looked like in my mind....
was NOT very good in real life!!

I'll add this to Amy's sew and tell
and also to the vintage sheet blog.
They are giving away some lovely fabric over there!!!


  1. I have a special place in my heart for scrappy quilts, and I love yours. What fun! So cheerful.

  2. Made Do you did and love it! I always love the wonky and this is such a fun quilt. It reminds me of Fruit Salad by Gwen Marston. Nice!!!!

  3. I love scrappy quilts and your is beautiful. I really like the variety of different blocks. It looks great!

  4. What a great use of scraps! I especially love the scrappy blocks!

  5. Hey Mom,
    Christina loved this quilt when she came over the other night.

  6. Oh, wow! I think it's wonderful! Stopping by from Sew&Tell. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

    Larri at Seams Inspired

  7. I like it too--very much! Great use of your scraps!

  8. You know how much I like scrappy quilts, and this one is gorgeous!!

  9. So pretty! I love scrappy quilts, and this is fabulous!

  10. WOW!!!! That looks like a LOT of work. I think it's wonderful.

  11. The scrappy blocks look really great! I'm learning to do that so thanks for sharing.

  12. Love that scrappy look! Great job!

  13. Terrific quilt top! Love the soft scrappy look and the mix of crazy blocks and square in the square is really interesting! Love the border looks like the colors are just perfect!

  14. This is absolutely fabulous!! I just love how you were able to use scraps. My favorite type of quilt!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

  15. Love that quilt! what a success

  16. I adore scrappy quilts. They just always seem happy! Yours is especially wonderful.

  17. Love the scrappy look! Now that you've told us how many blocks, I probably won't attempt it. :) Thanks for sharing!

    Thanks, also, for the nice comment. I am in love with PURE by Moda. I want to buy more. It is really great to work with.

  18. I do love scrappy quilts, besides my stash of scraps is growing. Thanks for this lovely idea, I think your quilt is very interesting.

  19. this is so great. i love the way the blocks look all together.

  20. It's great, Beth, and the border fabric fits perfectly, planned or not! I have just signed up for the 15 minutes a day blog; hopefully it will get me back in the quilting mode again. Looking at the result of your 15 minutes a day (and then some I guess) makes me inspired to dig into my scrap box for sure.

  21. Great all your scraps!

  22. That's lovely. Make do is my favorite kind of quilt.

  23. It turned out so pretty! I love that you used fabric you already had. I think the border looks really nice.