Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Confetti

Hello everyone! Are you cooking yet?  Thanksgiving is coming really fast, and there is always a ton of stuff to do.  Usually we have a big family dinner at our house, but everything is topsy-turvy this year and we are heading to our older daughter's house in Maine for the holiday. This means she is doing most of the cooking, not me!  This will be a new experience.  Gosh, I hope I can handle it.

Before we leave,  I have a happy little finish to show off.  This is my Confetti quilt:



Doesn't that look cheerful?  The best part of this quilt is that it was made entirely from scraps, including the white on whites.  These were some of the bigger pieces in the scrap bags, which I am happy to say were mostly used up.  And I even found enough of that blue-green to piece together another couple of squares after I messed up the first time.  I don't think anyone can tell I pieced them together, and after it's quilted you'll need a magnifying glass to see it, so I'm happy. (You can't tell, can you?)

This little quilt measures about 54 by 73, which is one row longer than the pattern, because apparently I can't count anymore.  I'm blaming it on the fact that I was cutting so danged many scraps. Just keep cutting, just keep cutting.  Thankfully, I happen to know some tall people who might enjoy this, so it's not a problem.

Better pictures outside, but it was very windy!

Confetti was made from this pattern, still available at Patched Works:



This is a simple, fast quilt to make, and if you make it all in one color it wouldn't take very long at all.  If you're like me, though, you'll want to do a little figuring before you start cutting.  The pattern calls for making the blocks over sized and then cutting them down.  My frugal nature just wouldn't let me waste that much fabric.  (Seriously, it calls for the blocks to be cut down by about an inch and a quarter.)  So I did some math and cut everything the right size to begin with.  It worked well for me.

Wrinkled but festive!

Anyway, that's my finish!  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and you get to squeeze in a stitch or two.  Don't forget to thaw the turkey!  If you're not in the US, I hope you have a wonderful week filled with family and friends as well.

Travel safe, everyone!

Sharing at Let's Bee SocialConfessions of a Fabric Addict,  and Finish it up Friday.

12 comments:

  1. That looks like a fun quilt to make--and I'm with you. I'm much more comfortable with exact measurements than cutting things down. Not that it should matter--it's just the way I started out with piecing. I like that you had to piece some of your pieces. That's a fun nod to our great-grandmothers' quilt-making style. Have fun in Maine!! We are a tiny group this year, so we're hitting a buffet so we can have lots of choices without making a way-to-big meal for us to handle.

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  2. Great finish Mari. I really like the simplicity of this pattern. It calls for some really fun quilting on the negative space.
    Have fun in Maine. Enjoy taking this year off - other than the pie making!! Today I chopped and pepped things. Tomorrow is dessert making day. I love this holiday!

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  3. This is such a fun top, Mari and just the right length for making sure the toes keep covered up. Hope you enjoy your holiday and have a great time visiting with your family!

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  4. Wonderful quilt!! I've had my eye on that pattern for a while now-- maybe it's time to make one?

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  5. You will LOVE not having to cook ha ha ! That just started around here; after hosting things for most of my life my middle son and DIL started and how relaxing to only have to make a few things! It's about as happy and cheerful a feeling as your pretty quilt! :)

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  6. I like this! Such a fun design and the possibilities are endless as far as fabrics! I'm sure you daughter will do just fine...and I'm sure you will enjoy sitting back for once!

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  7. I read your post just before lunch and it made me hungry. I love this quilt. It's so bright and cheerful and will make someone happy.

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  8. This is so bright and vibrant. It's a great pattern.

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  9. I don't like wasting fabric either, but I do love using scraps! You did a great job with yours.

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  10. What a great use of your scraps and the mix of all the bright colors just add to the confetti fun. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving at your daughter's :)

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  11. Great top, love the geometry in this one!

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  12. What a fun quilt. Such a simple idea, but so effective in the finished top.

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