Friday, 5 August 2011

Elliot's Quilt

I recently bought a fantastic scrap pack from the lovely Kelly at KelbySews. It was the triangle offcuts from this gorgeous quilt

She very kindly included all the white triangle offcuts too and a few days ago I went mad and chain pieced them all into HSTs with no plan of what they were actually going to become.

Sometimes I love mindless sewing just because I want to sew something, and I always love playing with other people's scraps (and Kelly's scraps smell lovely - I must find out how she gets her fabric to smell so nice!)

After making all these little 2.5" HSTs, it struck me they would be perfect to become a baby quilt for my baby nephew, so after playing with the layout, and a marathon piecing and quilting session (my children were staying with their Granny for a few days) those HSTs now look like this.


 And my new Nephew Elliot finally has his quilt :)

 Happy Friday! :)

18 comments:

  1. oppps... forget email addy... liz allen 19 @ yahoo dot co dot uk

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  2. Omg! It looks so good!!!! It makes me wish I would have kept them! Ha ha! I have no idea why my fabric smells nice, I don't do anything to it. I do have fragrance plugins in my house so maybe that's it!

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  3. What a fresh and beautiful quilt for a wee boy!

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  4. WOW!!! That is lovely, Elliot is a lucky boy x

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  5. It's beautiful!!! How happy you'll make little Elliot! I've saved this as a potential idea for my Rainbow Charm Swap fabric - something like this would be spectacular. Thanks!

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  6. Lovely bright colours in those prints, you've made a gorgeous wee quilt there :-)

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  7. Wow! I love it Fi! Sometimes it's best not to have a plan to start with and just let the creativity be organic. Jxo

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  8. I love the quilt!! You put those triangles to good use!

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  9. I love the colours in this! The variety of fabrics is great too! Lovely!

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  10. It's wonderful! I love playing with hsts and all the different patterns that can be achieved. This will be a great quilt for a baby to play on or cuddle up in.

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  11. Over here from the Across the Seal Quilt Along... I absolutely LOVE this quilt. Nice work!

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  12. Love the colors and the design! Gorgeous! And so cool you used someone else's scraps.
    Happy crafting,
    Linda

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