Sunday, May 4, 2008

Broken Dishes

I've just finished my Trash to Treasure quilt - Broken Dishes. It turned out exactly as I had intended. I used all free fabrics, most of the fabrics were delivered to me in a trash bag (two of the black florals including the outside border is from my mom's stash). The binding is all leftover pieces from other quilts. I had hoped to use leftover batting as well, but I didn't have quite enough.

Here's the finished top:And here's a picture of the quilt that inspired me in the first place (stolen from the internet):
I think I hit it right on the mark.

This quilt was the first time I used meander quilting for a whole project, and this represents the closest stitching I've ever done on a quilt (I'm usually pretty lazy about the actual quilting part).
The stitching does indeed meander, and there's only one place (maybe two) where I stitched myself into a corner & had to cross over the line to get back into free space. More practice is definitely called for - but I did okay.

I managed to do a small label that's legible if plain.

All told, this little scrap quilt is perfect for laying out on the ground in the sun.


At least Sally thinks so!

8 comments:

gl. said...

looks fabulous! right on the mark is right!

T said...

It turned out really GREAT! I like it even better then the one you found, because I like the colors better! GOOD JOB!!!!

Michael5000 said...

I'm with T. I think you exceeded the mark. The plaids in the original... well, they aren't terrible, but they're a visual problem that yours doesn't have.

It looks smashing, and you beat me to meander quilting. I am glaring at you for that, but you can tell I'm just jealous.

Bezzie said...

You nailed it! And Sally sorta did too--she looks like some kind of obscure quilt tool there--a quilt weight. It keeps your quilt from blowing away when you take pictures.

Magatha said...

I love that pic of Sally in the sun on the new quilt.

Rebel said...

Thanks everyone! I'm still really impressed with the fact that I can decide I want to make a quilt and when it's all done it actually looks the way I wanted it to. Nothing else in my life works out like that!!! Oh, and I think I'll be posting Sally's quilt-sitting skills on eBay to see if she can start earning her keep. ;)

M5K - don't be jealous, you've got 5 Storm Quilts (so far) you can practice on. By the end of summer you'll be a pro!

jovaliquilts said...

I really liked the quilt in the first photo, but I really, REALLY liked it in the outdoors pic with the cat. It looks great!

Elizabeth said...

You are really inspiring me with the quilts. Great work!