Sunday, 18 September 2016

My poor hubby ... ;)

In the six years since I started quilting, my darling husband (DH) has received the sum total of a Pants Bag and an iPad cover from me ... this is all the thanks he has had for the countless hours of quilt basting he has put in! 

Three quilts, in particular, have caught his eye recently - each of these he has coveted and actually been 'quite disgruntled' at me giving them away! The first was my friend Mandy's half squared triangle extravaganza:

Next, my 2015 quilt for Siblings Together - he REALLY loved this one:

And one of my quilts for ST this year:

I have to use my wall (and washi tape - doesn't peel the paint off) to display the blocks:

And I love working amidst chaos along the way:

The commonality is scrappy but it's the primary colours he really loves so after dropping a million several hints this year that it is ABOUT TIME he had a quilt of his own, I have made a start. All the fabrics are pulled from my scrap bins or scrap drawers:

Starting with a centre 1.5" square, I have cut each of the strips into lengths of 1.5" and then I trim as I add. I am incorporating two colours per block; just using red, orange, yellow, green, light blue and dark blue scraps (was under strict instructions - no pinks!):

Each square is finishing at 7 3/4" so even with sashing, I reckon I'm going to need 48 or 56 ... so a few to make yet:

But what fun! Linking up with Nicky @ Mrs Sew & Sow ... Scraptastic Tuesday - so inspiring to see what everyone else does with their scraps; what do you do with yours?

Scraptastic Tuesday


  1. So glad to see that your husband is finally getting a quilt of his own! Love the colour Scheme!

  2. I think he is very lucky to get his quilt at last! Good luck with those 48 odd blocks and thanks for ending those lovely quilts to Siblings Together despite the pleas to keep them. Thanks for joining up to #scraptastictuesday

  3. Great idea for your latest Scrap Quilt. Hope your husband loves it when it's finished. Your other scrap quilts were lovely.

  4. I think he is going to love it! There are some beautiful fabrics coming from your scrap collection.

  5. About time! ;-) lol! I know he will love it! =D

  6. Don't they say that the shoemakers children don't have shoes, well why should it be different for quiltmakers hubby's or children? Those look like lovely blocks and will certainly make a beautiful quilt!! I know he'll love it!


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