Saturday, May 5

Many Quilts & smallest giveaway ever!


Here are (some of) my quilts in various stages of completion. In the back two lap quilts for my daughters (so that's at least one thing they don't *need* to quarrel about) both in an easy and quick 'cross' design. The bright quilt top on the left (for my oldest daughter) is finished, the forest coloured one is for my youngest and that is nearly finished too.

Spread out on the floor is my so called 'Winter Palette' quilt which I started uhm.. well last Winter. I started quilting it (so it's really nearly done!) in January I think, but wasn't sure about the loopy Free Motion Quilting I did on ca. 5% of the quilt. So I kind of abandoned it for a bit. Maybe I need to unpick the quilting and simply quilt it with straight lines...

In the back on the left is a Bento Box Quilt in progress. I made up the measurements of the strips etc as I went along. Naturally I forgot to write them down and now I first need to work out those details again before I can make more blocks. *sigh*

Next to it is the (in)famous Scrap Vomit Quilt! Quilt top is nearly done as well. Just need to sew some blocks and rows together but somehow progress on that is incredibly slow! More about the Scrap Vomit at the end of this post. :)

In front is a stack of Granny Square Quilt Blocks. Not in a real hurry to finish that one though...

Apparently I like making things with squares so I really need to try something new on a next quilt, because I can always add another project to the ones I'm already working on, right? ;) Actually these are not all the quilts in progress. I have a 'Disappearing 9 patch' quilt that has 'disappeared' right to the back of my fabric cupboard and my oldest half finished quilt has just turned three.

These are actually some of the nice squares from the basket!
Back to the Scrap Vomit Quilt...First take a look at some wonderful examples here. Currently I have a basket full of 2.5' squares left from my nearly finished First Scrap Vomit Quilt. Mainly because I downsized the first quilt and I keep on adding squares to the basket (for the Second Scrap Vomit Quilt I will make some day). But I want to share the magic of turning ugly (and pretty fabrics too) into a fabulous quilt and the best way is to 'sew for yourself'! So I thought I'd give away three 'Scrap Vomit Starter Packs' to readers of this blog. Each pack has 49 different fabric 2.5" squares, enough to make one block, and I promise there will be some truly horrible ones in the stack! I know this is a small giveaway, just some fun for the scrap loving quilters among you! If you can't wait to start your own Scrap Vomit Quilt then leave a comment on this post. If there are more than three comments (you never know!) then I will draw three winners. Comments close next Thursday the 10th of May, 12 AM Amsterdam time. Comments are closed now, thank you for leaving a comment. Winners will be announced later today.


Update: Katy has offered an extra lot of yummy Scrap Vomit 2.5" squares. Woohoo! These will be send to one of the three winners :) Thanks Katy!

P.S. these are all hand cut squares so while I always aim to cut them at exactly 2.5" some might be slightly bigger/smaller.
P.S. find the 'how to' for the Scrap Vomit quilt on Katy's blog.

35 comments:

  1. Oh wow, having just seen a lovely scrap vomit quilt done I'm so beyond curious to make one of my own.

    Thanks for a chance.

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  2. Awesome! Thank you the chance! I am needing more scrap squares to feed my current scrap vomit quilt in the making.

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  3. I tried to post once but nothing showed up so will try again! I just finished my scrap vomit quilt this week also! I loved it so much I started version #2 already and could use some different scraps. I did rename my quilt thought, "Blue Light Special".

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  4. I so want to be a part of your scrap vomit fest!!!

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  5. Ooh. It would be wonderful to have a go. Making a quilt is one my'Butterfly List' - The list of tings I want to do whilst I'm on my mummy gap year. tThank you for offering the opportunity to have a go. =)

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  6. Oh man. I had *just* written a note to myself this week to start a scrap vomit quilt! It's the perfect giveaway!

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  7. I've started cutting squares but I have a long way to go!!

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  8. I've just started cutting 2.5 inch squares for my first quilt but at the moment it'll be a very small quilt.

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  9. My other half thinks that vomit squares have a great name - so I'd love to make him a vomit quilt!

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  10. Love scrap quilts and would like to try your scrap vomit approach. So cute.

    SewCalGal
    www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

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  11. Whoo!!! There can never be enough scrap vomit!!! NEVER!!!

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  12. eu gostei dessa ideia,vou tentar,obrigada.

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  13. Yes, please, I'd love to start a scrap vomit quilt. I have lots of 'ugly' bits of fabric just waiting to be turned into something beautiful. Thank you so much for the chance to win some of your (and Katy's) scraps!

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  14. I'd love to have a go - move me away from obsessively matching everything!

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  15. Ooh, I've been itching to make a scrap vomit quilt for so long - this might just be the boost i need!

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  16. What a great giveaway! My college daughter is learning to quilt with me this summer and this would be great for us! thanks!

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  17. I am definitely a scrap lover. I do more collecting that quilting at this stage in my life but I have BIG dreams that just maybe someday......... Be especially blessed, Kathy

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  18. It seems there are more than 3 comments! I've done a larger scrap 'vomit' quilt, but the 2.5" intrigues me, as does the photos in the Flicker group.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. ohhh I'm a new follower because I've just booked for the retreat *YEHHH* and am catching up on some of the bloggers i've missed before. thanks for the giveaway and will see you in June :O)

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    1. Looking forward to meeting you in London, Pippa!

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    2. What a time to start making a scrap vomit quilt as we just received word about our new 9 lb. 7.3 oz. grandson being born. This would be a great way to celebrate. Thank you!

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  20. I would love to win these...I am currently collecting my own stash of small pieces.

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  21. Your quilts are looking So beautiful Nicole! Don't stress about having a few unfinished projects that are years old, I think I have about 20!

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  22. Beautiful quilts! I'd love to win the 2.5" charms :)
    Thank you!

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  23. This is a fantastic idea and hilarious name. I like it. I've never quilted before, but I have a new machine with quilting feet and I'd love to have an vomit quilt!

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  24. Scrap Vomit - Love it!! I have bright neon yellow in my scrap pile ... what the duck should I do with that!!

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  25. I would like to try this, thanks for the chance at a start!

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  26. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  27. awesome idea! hope i win!

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  28. What what a time to make a scrap vomit quilt as I have just gotten word about my grandson being born what a way to celebrate!

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  29. I haven't been quilting for very long but I try to keep all my small scraps and cut them into little squares so this would be a great boost to get my on my way to a scrap vomit quilt!

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