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Friday, March 14, 2014

Scraps and Charms

My Friday finish today is made from scraps and two charm packs. I had this stuff sitting there staring at me for so long and I couldn't figure out what to do with it. It was like it was at the edge of my thoughts, but wouldn't come into focus. Needless to say, I did get it into focus and now the top is finished.
 I saved the white curved pieces off my Retro Flowers quilt because they were so interesting and I though they should become something. I toyed with lots of ideas, but nothing in my mind would translate to the fabric.
 I finally decided to sew them together into pairs along the curved side. I clipped the seam and turned it right side out and ironed the heck out of it.
 I took two charm packs out of my stash of charms, one was Oh, Deer and the other was a Moda charm pack that went well, color-wise. The name escapes me at the moment. I arranged them on my design wall to a pleasing effect.
 Then I inserted the curved pieces in a pattern and stitched them in when I sewed the seams together. Yes, they are a bit bulky where they overlap, but I love the way they look.  They are like little pockets.
I am going to quilt this in the ditch I think, so it will be well anchored, but I don't want to stitch over those pockets.  Happy Friday to you. Linking up to TGIFF at Quilt Matters, and the new Sewjo Saturday at My Go Go Life.

9 comments:

  1. Well done, Charlotte! Cool idea for the curved pieces. Can't wait to see how you finish it!

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  2. Beautiful quilt! I definitely want to make a drunkards path someday.

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  3. That's really fun! Thanks for the great share!

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  4. Great use of those leftover curves! Beautiful quilt! My kids "Grammie" is here visiting this weekend!!!

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  5. Wow! That is excellent. I love the curves.

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  6. What a GREAT idea!!!! I love your quilt! Thank you for linking up to SEWjo Saturday!!!

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  7. Love the little curves!! Good use of otherwise scraps too.

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  8. I love this! It is so interesting. Now I need to go find the retro flower quilt you saved these petals from. I LOVE your header by the way, I have a weakness for rainbow color order. Visiting from SewJo Saturday, but now I'll follow you cause I like your style
    www.bluesusanmakes.blogspot.com

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