I am still working my way through the leftovers that were mine and those that were sent my way. This quilt was inspired by the person who had red scraps in their donation. Thanks for sending them. I so appreciate it.
The quilt is smaller than most of the quilts I make. It’s 71 ½” x 78 ½”. I let the amount of pieces I had decided the size of the quilt…
I’ve been on a bit of a roll with putting quilts on the longarm. I hope that can continue.
I had a little time the other night and thought I would go up and bind one that’s now in the binding pile. Remainders was my pick…why? I had leftover backing fabric sitting out that needed to be put away but it was the perfect color for the binding…so I cut it and started binding. What can I say…I’m a little bit lazy and didn’t want to start overthinking the binding.
Many of you already know I’m a machine binder. I like my couch sitting projects to be cross-stitching so that means I need to machine bind.
Here it is all finished…
I’ve said before that I went out of my typical quilt style when I made this one. Remainders is from the book No Scrap Left Behind by Amanda Jean Nyberg. Find the book HERE.
The premise of the quilt is to use up leftover bonus or half-square triangles from other projects.
I had a bunch leftover after I made this quilt…When I snowballed the corners, I made bonus triangles. You can find this free pattern HERE.
The minute that I saw Bonnie Hunter’s quilt Bitcoin, I knew I wanted to make it. I actually laughed when it was released. As it was released with another pattern at the same time and it was kind of like a “buy this pattern and get Bitcoin for 1/2 price” type of deal. I was the odd duck. I wanted Bitcoin and didn’t really care about the other pattern.
I loved the pattern so much that I, pretty much, started sewing on it right away. I loved it that much.
I put in on the quilting frame right away and then the project stalled. My shoulder started acting up and everything with the family got really busy. My quilt just sat on the frame for over a month.
I recently got it off the frame and Rosie claimed the quilt for herself.
Just before Christmas I kicked her off it and finally got it bound. Then I waited for a day when it wasn’t windy to take pictures but that didn’t happen so I finally took it outside and decided to do the best I could.
You can see I didn’t have the best luck snapping pictures.
Bitcoin is exactly the kind of quilt I love making and it fits in so well with my childcare life. I can easily sew on a quilt like this in the morning before my childcare life begins and then do trimming over naptime in the afternoon.
It was a windy day. You can click the arrow in the next picture to see how windy it was… Continue reading →