Thursday, January 12, 2012

Scrap Attack: A quilt only a mother could love.

Scrap Attack: Tumbler edition

Seems like 2012 is the year of the scrap! Scrappy projects are popping up all over. I'm participating in Rachel's Scrap Attack, and I decided to face my bulging bin of scraps head-on.


I admit--there were times during this process when I wasn't sure if I was attacking the scraps or they were attacking me. But I persevered and sorted my scraps. I threw away any that were too small to be useful.


I pulled out any larger pieces. They belong with the rest of my fabric where I can find them.

Scraps wrangled into submission
I took any tumbler-size scraps and cranked them through my Go Baby, and I ended up with 456 tumblers.

Scrap Attack: Tumblers
I put the tumblers in a paper bag, shook them up, and pulled out random pairs and sewed them together. I ended up with this quilt top, which measures about 54 x 54 inches.

Scrappy tumblers: Close
It was fun to see all of these long-lost bits of fabric! Kind of a trip down quilty memory lane. It's definitely a loud and crazy quilt top...but I kind of love it.

19 comments:

janeylulu said...

The Go Baby is a godsend for scraps, isn't it? I have been turning tons of scraps into HSTs with it!

Jessica said...

oooooh I'm pretty jealous of your go baby cheat! But I LOVE the completely random placement. It really looks great.

Carla said...

Awesome!!! I love scrappy :o)

Robin said...

You're right. I love it.

Debbie said...

456?? OH MY! It looks terrific though - jealous! ;-)

Heather D. said...

I love it! You sure put that together quickly. Yeah, you cut using the go baby, but still that's a TON of piecing. Way to go!

felicity said...

Are you kidding? This is a big tall glass of Awesome. A quilt only a mother could love...pffffft. I realize I adore super-busy, super-scrappy. Makes me want a Go! Baby!!

sukie said...

I'm going through scrap purge myself!!! Great tumbler quilt - I have that same die and need to make a quilt too.

Toni said...

Katie, that is so cool! I can't believe how fast you got this together, either. Are you going to leave the sides zigzaggy like that?

CityHouseStudio said...

Katie, this is absolutely fabulous!
What a wonderful idea! Now I need to buy the tumbler die!

Sarah Craig said...

It's awesome, Katie! And yes, I think 2012 should be proclaimed "The Year of the Scrap"!

angela said...

Awesome use of your scraps! Quilt it up and snuggle under all that fun color!

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Wow, this is really cool! Thank goodness for the Go Baby, I bet that saved you boatloads of time! What are you going to do about the edges? I'm such a chicken about edges like that, I would totally chop them off, so if you won't, I want to hear all about it!!

Leah said...

I'm pretty sure anyone would love that.

The Bakers said...

I am a mother. Ergo, I love it. But I'd love it anyway--it's awesome!

Becky M said...

That is pretty awesome! and I'm so impressed with how fast you got it together!

Brittany said...

I love quilt like this. I think scrap attack quilts are wonderful.

Kristy said...

Looks great - but I bet you were glad of the go baby!

Rachel Hauser said...

Many mothers could love that one ;) Thanks for linking up Katie!