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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Here comes spring

at least I hope so!
(warning - a picture heavy post follows)

Our latest Tangled Textiles challenge theme was remnants.   I had visions of all kinds of references to remnants - remnants of another time, remnants of another place, another life, with very creative and artsy results.  But as so often happens, I ended up going in a completely different direction.  As with most quilters, I have tons of scraps - I mean, really!

 I have bags and bags of little bits that I just cannot seem to let go.  These remnants of previous projects became the starting point for my current piece.  I pulled out a bright selection, and they just said spring to me.  Spring means sunshine (or at least it should - this year has been a little lacking in the sunshine :(  so I figured I'd better make one)

and flowers
more flowers!

the flowers are growing!

Then, the figuring out how to fit them all together -

add a bit here, trim a bit there, insert a stem, and before you know it, you have a completed top, ready for sandwiching and quilting.



and done!
here comes spring
Here Comes Spring!

Pop over to Tangled Textiles to check out the other submissions!

Improv pieced remnants,
16" x 20"
quilted with Aurifil,
batting cotton with half wool on top

Happy quilting!


dutchcomfort said...

Oh wow, Janet, I love your remnants piece. So happy and totally Spring! I would love to learn to make some of those free pieced flowers!

sherry said...

we are going miss spring and head right into summer...i love the cheerful and bright...well quilted

elle said...

POURing rain here. We went from grey white to grey brown! These are just sew amazing. I absolutely luv them!

Pat Merkle said...

Just love it!

Maggi said...

A real jigsaw puzzle but the quilting pulls it together beautifully

Beth said...

That is just so amazing. Thanks for posting the steps, it was so0 cool to 'see' your process. What a beauty!

Arita said...

It's great Janet. I need to learn this block any tips?

felicity said...

Completely fabulous, Janet! I especially love the bright sun peeking out of the corner.

Helen in the UK said...

That's amazing piecing! Congrats on a beautiful quilt :)

Terry Aske Art Quilts said...

I love your remnant piece - beautiful colors and quilting!

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

That is so cool! Love it!

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

That is so cool! Love it!

Paul said...

WOW, all that from just scraps left over from different projects. I hope our spring and summer is as bright and cheery as your quilt. Thanks for showing us the process too. I don't know if I should try it myself, or just pass all my scraps on to you.

- Paul