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.