Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Finishing up the challenge

Remember that challenge that I was working on? Well, I finally finished up the very last THREAD of that fabric! I ended up with 14 things--granted some are small, but nonetheless, I made very good use of all that fabric. I'm not sure what this block is called, but I used the "bonus" triangles from the Star quilt to make 6 blocks. I couldn't figure out a nice setting plus I didn't care for two of the blocks that had very light colors in them, therefore not allowing the design to show as much. I finally settled on making a wallhanging with 4 blocks (shown without the white borders) and two pillows with the other 2 blocks. The original pack of fabric had 30 FQ's in it and we only used 24 for the challenge. So I used 4 more FQ's to make the pillow backs(the kind that overlap). One is slightly bigger than the other because that's what size pillow forms I had!




I made 2 of these postcards, using 3/4" squares. I'm sending one of them to my friend that I did the challenge with and am keeping the other.

This little quilt used up those little bits and pieces that were leftover. The size is about 10x14.



This Postage Stamp Baskets ended up being about 2" per basket. I kept having to re-size my pattern until I got to a size that allowed me to use what fabric was left. I think the whole wallhanging size is 19" square. It's all pieced and I lost some points--but I had no more fiddlin' room, so the points are gone. I did fuse the handles as I was NOT about to do little bias stems! Plus I did not have the fabric for that. I pieced 1" strips for the 2nd border.

I have two other projects, but one was still wet?? :) and the other one needs to be quilted to show all the details and I'm done!!! This has been fun, and it was hard to stop--I could have made a few more miniatures I think, but enough was enough. I'll hopefully post tomorrow the last and final project. I squeezed every bit out of that fabric, you can't say I didn't get my money's worth~

9 comments:

ForestJane said...

Wow, what a fantastic lot of quilting you've been doing! All the colors of fabrics are just great, from the stamp baskets to the strips and in the pillows!

All just beautiful. :)

The Calico Cat said...

I love what you did with that fabric, again & again, & again...

Samantha said...

Hooray! I love them all!

dot said...

I am so impressed. I would not have thought of all these great projects that you did. Gives me some inspiration for my scraps.

KCQuilter said...

Wowzer, I LOVE all those projects!

Linda_J said...

OH, MY! such itty bitty pieces. You are a brave woman, Karen.

cher said...

wow...what wonderful projects you came up with !!!! way to go.

YankeeQuilter said...

You win! That is the most quilt projects I've seen out of one set of fabric "scraps!" They look great.
Siobhan

Marcie said...

I LOVE baskets! But are you nuts? So tiny! I would go blind. Your projects are darling--you go girl!