Monday, January 9, 2012

scraps quilt

I finished this quilt up before we moved in October, but just barely got around to taking any pics.  I'm not super in love with it.  I like it enough, but something doesn't feel right.  I'm not sure if it's the layout or the putty color...I can't put my finger on it, but that's okay, the point was to use up some scraps.
I decided to bind it in this small flower print (Children at Play) to make it a little more pretty, and it turned out to be my favorite part.  
  When I started this quilt I thought I'd make the whole quilt top scrappy, but changed my mind.  I felt like it was getting too busy.
I love this print for backing.  It also helps to pretty it up.  This is it for 2011!  (finally).  Baby #4 is scheduled to come this week, so I'm pretty sure I won't be at my sewing machine for a while.  Too bad, because I have really been feeling the itch!

55 comments:

Heather D. said...

It's lovely, if you ask me! I really like the rounded corners.

Bobbi said...

I really like it too!

Michele said...

I super love it! The quilting is great!

Quilty Conscience said...

I'm sorry you don't like it. I like everything about it and I'm going to mark it for future inspiration. Cute, cute, cute! Toni

Allison said...

How exciting...good luck with baby #4 coming...I hope all goes smoothly and that you enjoy that 2 day vacation in the hospital (my favorite part...minus the labor and it being really expensive).

euphoria said...

So pretty, and looks mega cozy!
Have a great week and get tons of rest!

Contented Caroline said...

I think it's perfect - there is just enough 'scrappy' without overdoing it - the putty colour gives it a very striking modern edge and the binding pulls it all together. BE HAPPY IT'S SCRAPPY!!!

noga quilts said...

This is a most beautiful quilt! I'm sure you'll love it in time, sometimes you need to "sleep" on it to let the quilt grow on you.

beth lehman said...

love, love, love it!!! i love patchy scrappy quilts and the straight line quilting looks great!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Good luck this week! I'll be thinking of you.

(As for the quilt, I love the concept and the quilting, but it does feel a little unbalanced. Maybe that's what's bothering you?)

Alisa said...

I hope all goes well!

Annalia said...

Super exciting. I wish you an easy birth and a healthy baby!

Katie said...

I've never thought to do rounded corners, I'll have to try it out!

BaileyGirl5 said...

I super love this quilt! Good luck with the end of your pregnancy and the beginning of the fun adventure. I miss those days .....

Flying Blind... said...

Sweet quilt!
Hope this is the week, and you aren't left waiting for the new arrival xxxx

Annabella said...

Well I love your scrappy quilt - the putty colour, the scraps, the pretty binding and backing! Good luck this week - hope everything goes well!

sarah said...

Oh my Yumminess, those rounded corners are so great!

The Humming Cat said...

Those curved corners really set it off, great job.

Melanie said...

I love this quilt!!! I need to make one for myself :)

rachael said...

love it! i've been trying to decide what type of scrappy quilt to do and i like the idea of using a solid on the front like this.

Fran said...

l.o.v.e. the binding and the rounded corners. I also like the putty colour, I think it gives the overall quilt a stillness, somewhere quiet to rest the eye.

baby no. 4 - good luck!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Beautiful quilt...love the quilting. Best wishes with your baby!

Hollie said...

That backing fabric is a personal favorite. Love this quilt!

Tamie said...

Blessings this week for your newest little one.

**nicke... said...

oh i love it so much! that binding is perfect. so sweet and pretty. good luck with the new baby! i will miss seeing your makes for the next little while. i see a lot of time on the couch in your future! ;) i hope you enjoy every second of it!

Debbie said...

Very sweet cute! Nice!!

Rachel Hauser said...

Best wishes for a smooth and precious birth experience!

Leslie said...

I really love it! but yes that backing and binding are perfect for it!
ooooh! a baby!

quiltyknitwit said...

Stumbled across your blog & love your projects - so colorful & beautiful.

goletagirlwendy said...

It is a beautiful quilt and the background colors really makes the other colors pop, love it. What is the background color?

tina said...

Very beautiful!!

Susanne said...

The nice thing about quilts is that even if you don't like the finished product, it is still useable and will serve you well. I rather like it myself, it isn't your run of the mill design and you can bet no one else has one just like it. When you tire of looking at it, you can always tuck it between a couple of sheets or light weight blankets. Thanks for sharing.
Susanne :)

amy smart said...

I just love your style, Nettie. (And your taste in fabric. :))

Best, best wishes with baby #4 and all that entails. Especially that new baby smell and those sweet snuggles.

Linda @ a maiden hair fern said...

It's fun, it's abstract, I really like the FMQ. It's owner will love it, that's the most important part. It's hard to make a scrappy quilt look balanced, maybe it's not even supposed to be. Good luck with #4, it'll be a piece of cake with all your little helpers there :)

Nanette Merrill said...

It is so great to use up those bits and pieces. Love your project and the binding is fabulous.

amandajean said...

it's just lovely, nettie!

hope all is well in your home. happy adjusting to the new one. :)

Cynthia@quilterbynight said...

I love how you left so much breathing room around the scraps. It will "age" well too. Thanks for your blog - it's one of my favorites.

Nicky said...

I love scrappy quilts and this is fabulous! Don't know why you don't like it ???

Is it a step outside your comfort zone!?

Jenny said...

I really, really love it. Especially the sandy background and darling binding.

Beth@seasonsofhome said...

I love the whole thing too. I'm definitely going to make one for myself.

Jolie said...

Oh I really love it - and yes, the floral binding is perfect!!!
best of luck with the arrival of bub4!

Rocky Delafontaine said...

Aw, how exciting! You'll have your baby # 4 coming soon. :) Congratulations! I like your scrappy quilt, especially the binding. It accentuated the quilt beautifully.

Lizzy said...

Love the pops of color on the neutral background, but especially love the binding. So so pretty!

Sharon said...

Just found your blog.
I agree with Heather - the rounded corners of the quilt are the best feature and one I might try on one of my next baby quilts.

capel area rugs said...

Rounded corners give it this sweet vibe about it!

scooter said...

Amazing.I really enjoy this fabric decorations.Flowers designs layout look so pretty.Colorful fabrics designs are stitch on this fabrics.

sweetpach said...

Hola desde Barcelona.

Un blog precioso con unos quilts muy bonitos.

Un beso. Raquel i Neus

patchworkandlace said...

I like your quilt especially the floral back ,its very pretty xx

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

Hi,
I'm your newest follower. I just found your blog and I think I am really going to enjoy it! So nice to meet you!!
Julie

Tommy said...

I really like it.. I think the pattern is very cute,love the rounded edges..First time visitor and really enjoy the work that you do...

Thanks again
Tommy

jacquie said...

hey nettie,
did you get my flickr mail about featuring one of your quilts next week? let me know,
thanks,
Jacquie

doodlebugmom said...

I just found your blog, love looking at all your projects. I bookmarked it so I can come back and get inspired even more :)

Anonymous said...

I'm loving it. Love how the background works with the scrap colors. Can you tell me what fabric you used for the background?
Thanks so much

doodlebugmom said...

I just discovered your blog. You have inspired to to start sewing again after years of saying "someday when I have time.'

Sarah said...

You haven't posted for a while... I hope you are ok. :-)

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