Saturday, November 14, 2015

2015 RSC November Light Green Week 2, Nifty Thrifty Quilt Finish


After playing with my green scraps this week I'll add four Happy Scrappy Houses to my collection. The free pattern for this block can be found on Bonnie Hunter's blog, quiltville.blogspot.com under the Free Patterns tab.
Also pictured are four 8.5" patriotic string blocks that will be donated at my guild's November meeting. I made 11 Tiny Zipper Pouches this week and have already gifted 6 of them. The remaining 5 are pictured. They are made with super hero and Star Wars prints. When filled with gum, hard candy, chap stick, etc, they make nice gifts. I used the video clip found here.
A green cotton knitted dishcloth made it into the picture. To see what others made with their green scraps so here.


Nifty Thrifty is finished. The neutrals, sashings, sashings blocks and outer orange border was cut from deconstructed thrift store men's shirts. The dark units within the blocks were cut from woven fabrics gifted from my Texas friend. Thank you for sharing your woven stash.


This picture shows the backing that was made from purchased blue and tan woven plaid yardage. The binding is also purchased woven plaid, a darker blue than the backing. Nifty Thrifty was quilted with a free motion meander using my domestic sewing machine. I chose a light brown cotton thread for both the top stitching and in the bobbin. After a go in the washer and dryer it finished at 63" x 75". Yes. It is a very soft quilt. I plan to enter this quilt in next year's quilt show to show the possibilities of making quilts with deconstructed thrift store shirts and woven fabrics. The Nifty Thrift Quilt pattern can be found in Bonnie Hunter's book, Scraps and Shirttails.

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims in France at the hands of Islamic Terrorists.

17 comments:

gayle said...

You had a busy week!
I love that plaid quilt. You made old shirts beautiful!

Debbie said...

That's a perfect name for this quilt.....it has that welcome home feel to it. Great job.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Light/Bright GREEN Scrappy Houses and Patriotic Strings?! What a wonderful week you had!! Those tiny zippered pouches are SEW cute, too.

Kate said...

Love your little green houses, very cute. Nifty Thrifty turned out beautifully! After the show entry, does this one have a home?

Vroomans' Quilts said...

You know how much I love the Thrifty quilt. Look at all those blocks and the tiny zips are adorable - use mine all the time.

Laura said...

I look forward to your weekly updates!! They always make me smile! The green houses are so bright and happy! I love the pouches! The Wonder Woman ones are especially awesome. Your nifty thrifty quilt looks so cozy! Everyone will love seeing it in the quilt show!!! My heart breaks for all the hatred in this world too and for the people of Paris who are the current victims of hate and violence </3

Nell's Quilts said...

The Nifty Thrifty quilt looks so homey and comforting. Just beautiful. Love the idea of Thrift Store finds to make something new.

Angie said...

Love those lime green houses!

Julierose said...

Love your lime houses...so cool...very summer-ey somehow...hugs, Julierose

scraphappy said...

Busy week. Congratulations on getting your quilt done. It turned out beautifully.

Dasha said...

Love those little pouches. They are so cute. Well done on the finish.

Sarah said...

Lovely selection of houses and pouches (it almost rhymes!). The news at the moment is heart breaking.

Elaine/Muddling Through said...

Your completed Nifty Thrifty is just perfect! And look at you - more houses!!! I like them. One of these days I'm going to make some. Paris is sad. The world has become a very different place.

PaulaB quilts said...

Those houses in lime are indeed happy, happy. Love them. The shirt quilt turned out so nicely, everything looking like it is so comfortable. Congrats on a great job.

Magpie Sue said...

Love those happy houses. Nothing like a soft, cuddly quilt when coping with sad news.

Alycia said...

Wow what a great week! Your Nifty Thrifty turned out great!

Andee said...

You have been busy with all kinds of Quiltville goodness!

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