Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Some Finishes

Hi quilting friends!  I've been on a mission to use up some of my scraps starting with making some charity quilts that will be donated to Quilts for Kids.  I got the idea because every time I'd go through my stash I'd run across this vacationing duck fabric.  I must have bought 3 or 4 yards originally, what was I thinking?  Somewhere along the way I must have used some of it for borders because I had long lengthwise strips left over.  It was time to use it up!


I used one of the simple patterns on the QFK website, one that seemed to maximize the duck usage!

I used stitch number 719 elongated on my Bernina to quilt what I hope look like waves.  Seemed appropriate.  Yay! But then I found more duck fabric! So I made this also using nothing but fabric from my scrap bags.

Sorry about the bad iPhone pictures but it's been so long since I used my camera the battery was dead.  Yikes!

I quilted wavy lines using a pre-programmed stitch again.  I think I got a little carried away with this one.  I was hoping to make a dent in my scraps but no such luck!

And number 3!

More scraps and the last of the ducks! Yippee!  I used 3.5 inch squares and quilted it with straight lines on either side of all seams, about half an inch away from the seams.  I've found this whole process quite liberating and decided I need to do it more often.  No agonizing over the perfect fabric and where it should go in the quilt.  I just grabbed and started sewing.

If you've made a quilt for charity you can enter the picture or blog post over at Quilts in the Queue and be entered for prizes.  I'm off to look for a box.
Thanks for stopping by!