Monday, January 14, 2013

Scrappy Quilt

I finished tying the quilt top that I found at an estate sale.I used an old white sheet for the backing, red scrap fabric for the binding and red thread for the ties.
Here it is laid out on the floor. The quilt sandwich. Backing, batting and top. I pinned it with safety pins and then tied it the corners of each square.
These little clips are the best! No pinning for the binding. I love them.
I sew the front edge of the binding on with the machine, and hand sew the back side. It's just the way I've done it in the past.
Here it is on the bed. I just love all the happy, scrappy, vintage colors. None of the edges are even, but it makes it kind of homey.
 The perfect thing to do, when it was rainy and ugly because it's so warm on your lap when you are sewing on the binding.
I got my new computer and am trying to figure out Windows 8 as I go along. I've got my paint and sand paper and am ready to start on my kitchen cabinets next week. I can't wait to get that over with. What projects are you working on?.Joining Rednesday. Go over and see other reds at It's a Very Cherry World. Hope you have a good week!
Leslie

23 comments:

  1. My favorite quilts are scrappy quilts. I make them for baby gifts all the time. Your colors are my colors.

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  2. love your quilt! the colors are the best!

    Chris

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  3. Your quilt looks so darling in your guest room Leslie, so cute with your other linens and pillows.

    I can remember you working on your kitchen before, was that in your other house? Wishing you lots of fun redoing your cabinets!

    Happy week to you!

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  4. Your quilt is absolutely charming. I love all the red accents throughout.

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  5. So that's the trick for sewing binding on. It's so hard to catch all the layers with the machine. Your vintage quilt looks very cozy on the bed. And the sock monkey loves it too. I can tell. :)

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  6. Wow, what a beautiful quilt Leslie!! I love all the gorgeous and sweet prints!! Great job!! xo Heather

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  7. Since I am not into making quilts, do not always understand what you are doing. I love yours and just about any I see. In my opinion, there is no ugly quilt. Yes, we got a little snow last night. Mostly on roofs and cars. Not too much on the ground tho. Really cold, but I am sure it is colder there as you are farther North. Always glad to have you drop by.

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  8. Love, love, love your new/old quilt! I love doing the hand sewing part of the binding too. :) That quilt top was a fabulous find! Looking forward to seeing your kitchen!

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  9. Your newly tied and bound quilt is delightful. So pretty on the bed. Handmade things are never perfect. It's part of what makes us love their homey charm. Those little metal- bendy- snap-hairclips work really well for bindings, too, And they are fairly inexpensive, which is good when one is working on a larger quilt.

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  10. Leslie, This is just the post I needed to see! My old craft room has just a barren twin bed that I have been wanting to do something with. Your colors with red gingham are just what I am looking towards. What a wonderful job you have done with this quilt. And the pillowcase! Have you shown us a closeup? I would love to stitch one. Thank you for all you share! Elizabeth

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  11. You're on the ball -quilting, while trying out Windows 8 ... haven't gotten to change yet - hope you tell us if it's worth the change:)

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  12. Just beautiful!!

    Thanks so much for all your visits and kind comments!!
    Anne Marie is thrilled to have her home featured on my blog. i keep telling her she has to start her own blog....

    Hugs,
    Deb

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  13. So pretty! I really admire your talent. Happy Rednesday!

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  14. Cute quilt. It makes me think of when I was young and at my aunt's house. She quilted all the time. I loved looking at the squares and wishing I had a dress or skirt made from them.:) xo,Susie

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  15. Amazing - you're so talented!

    Happy Rednesday!

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  16. I love all the bright cheery colors in this quilt!

    ~Trisha

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  17. Great job finishing this old quilt. I love to see people rescue these old treasures and give them a new life!

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  18. Very cute! You did a great job. What a find for you.
    Donna

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  19. What a lovely blanket! I'm working on homeschool projects with grandkids and reformatting an older new hand-me-down computer as a grandkid computer for school and fun projects. Definitely keeping me hopping.

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  20. Great quilt and finish work. Luv all your vintage lines. Happy Rednesday.

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  21. What a great find! I just pinned a quilt top this past week and need to work on the quilting. I've not tried using the clips for the binding, but I love the idea! I will have to give it a try. I've always used pins, and they can be a little prickly. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  22. How I love your bright and happy quilt. Just look at al that RED! What a wonderful spot to curl up and take a long nap!
    Blessings and many thanks for sharing,
    Carolynn xoxo

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