Saturday, April 8, 2017

Scrap Zone

 I have been on my Spring Break this week, so I spent the week quilting and shopping. I made this quilt top, Town Square from Lori Holt's Quilty Fun book last year when I was teaching a BOM class. I decided to finish it up for a new spring tablecloth.
 I quilted it horizontally using the wavy stitch on my Pfaff. I quilted it about every 1.25 inches.
 I bound it completely by machine using a red from my stash.
 The backing I bought several years ago and it is my favorite combination turquoise and red.
Here it is finished and on my kitchen table!
 I trekked up to Grand Junction for some serious shopping. First stop was the sewing machine shop where I got a a machine quilting guide and a new extra wide quilting foot. The foot will help me do straight-line quilting about 1/2 inch apart--that modern, but simple look.
 I went by another sewing machine store/quilt shop and bought some Bonnie and Camille half yards for my stash
and these blues for my football quilt.
I had a gift card for Barnes & Noble, but I really don't buy books so much anymore even for my classroom--kids just don't read like they used to and I read on my Kindle Paperwhite from the library. I grabbed a couple of my favorite magazines and bought a spring tote bag--they did not have it in turquoise, but the coral with Gerber daisies was lovely. I hit many other stores, but it wasn't really quilt related or very exciting.
I am trying not to start any new quilting projects--I need to finish my UFOs. I made pig blocks and sunflowers quite awhile ago, but I was not sure about the other blocks I had planned to use in the quilt...I changed my mind and now will make some Furrow Blocks (flying geese) as shown in the Sunflower Pig Quilt pattern.  It is a good thing it is rainbow for the RSC17 April!

25 comments:

  1. I love your new quilt - it's perfect for your table! Looks like you had some fun shopping, too!

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  2. Good accomplishments for spring break time. It goes by too fast, doesn't it! I remember vacation times when I worked. So many plans and it just flies right on by.

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  3. That tablecloth really,lights up your dining area. What a lovely finish. Your quilting looks very good on it. Love your rainbow of scraps, all ready to go.

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  4. Congrats! on your newly completed quilted table cloth. Great purchases on your shopping spree, too!!

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  5. Your Town Square quilt looks great and it sits perfectly on your table. It sure brightens up the room.

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  6. That turned out so cute! Love it! Nice finish :o)

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  7. Your quilt is perfect on the table. Totally adorable. I find it funny when I see fabrics I own in other people's quilts-- I have (or had) that same spotty, goofy green that is on your design board on the top of the green stack. I have no idea where I got it, but I love it in all the things it is in. =)

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  8. I love, love, love that quilt...great job!

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  9. I love your quilt! Love the pattern. Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

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  10. What a happy gorgeous table topper! It looks just right there on your table.

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  11. Your new table topper is just GORGEOUS!!!! ♥♥♥ Congrats Tanya!!
    You made great shopping, And I am curious about the new quilt with all those colorful scraps, have fun!

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  12. Love your quilt! But if I had something that pretty on my kitchen table, I'd make everyone eat in the garage so they couldn't drip on it...
    8)

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  13. Lovely indeed - congratulations on a great finish!

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  14. The wavy stitching is a lovely design for an overall pattern. It's a sweet finish.

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  15. So cute! Love the houses around the center - keeps the eye moving

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  16. Congratulations on your pretty finish / tablecloth. You had a very successful shopping trip, too. I noticed your design board...did you use Lori Holt's instructions to make yours or another method?

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  17. Love that tablecloth! I like how you featured the fabrics in a simple patch pattern and then wowed the eye with the more complicated blocks on the borders! I couldn't stop staring at this beautiful quilt! So lovely!

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  18. You did such a nice job on the quilt/tablecloth. I love the colors in it! ~smile~
    Roseanne

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  19. Hi Tanya! I love your quilt! It's beautiful and fun, so much cute houses, trees and great colours! Lovely new fabrics too and the bag is just perfect for the summer! x Teje

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  20. What a fun tablecloth! It looks great. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

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  21. Super cute and fun table cloth! It is always fun to go quilt shopping!

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