Friday, 15 April 2016

Scrappy Quilt ...

I made a start on this quilt top before bedtime last Saturday and cracked on with it on Sunday; I was on a roll and finished it today ... am thrilled! 

My post earlier in the week linking up to Scraptastic Tuesday showed the beginnings:




Once all 20 blocks were made (totally from scraps), I concentrated on the sashing and added 1.5" strips with 1.5" squares for the friendship stars:



Aren't they cute? Am so pleased with their '3D effect' (thanks for that, DH x)  that I think I will use this method again. And here he is - my finished quilt top, ready for me to baste and quilt: 


This will be my second of three quilts for this year's quilt drive for the charity Siblings TogetherA reminder of why we do this:

I love this craft; I love my hobby, I really do. 

Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts and Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

11 comments:

  1. Lovely blocks, you must have a lot of blue scraps. I like the 3D effect and friendship stars go with the ethos of the quilt. You have inspired me to check out my stash and make a quilt or two for Siblings Together.

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  2. What a wonderful post, Jen! It's great to be reminded, now and again, of why we do this!

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  3. Such a great quilt top. Love the red and the setting stars. Good to read you've inspired Kate to make a quilt for the charity.

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  4. Lovely quilt! Reminds me once again that I need to get busy!

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  5. It is wonderful and perfectly boyish.

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  6. What a great quilt! Love the scraps, love the stars, love the red, love the cause! Well done.

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  7. What a great quilt! Love the scraps, love the stars, love the red, love the cause! Well done.

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    1. Thank you, Marcelle; love it all too :)

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  8. I must say it again. You are so kind and generous Jen!
    I use my pouch (that you sewed to me) for cords and think of you every time i see it (mornings and nights, and when I use my computer) and I´ll hope and believe that those children will think of you too as the very kind woman whom made them such a lovely gifts!
    You´re a star!
    Love Maja

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  9. Its darling! What a great way to use up scraps, too. =) You are such a doll!!

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  10. Great quilt! Those friendship stars really make it sparkle.

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