Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Something from Nothing

Well, maybe that is an exaggeration, as certainly fabric is not NOTHING - but something from very little just doesn't have the same ring to it!

This quilt began with the desire to make something from the 'dots' squares that were in my Oz by Sanae for Moda charm pack. I really wanted to stick with a small number of fabric choices. I decided to add the tiny floral print, also from this charm pack (Dizzy in yellow, orange, pink and green), and then limited myself to one solid.

I am pleased with the colourful and bright and yet still simple and classic design that emerged. This quilt is small - 31' x 41' and will live with me in my sewing room until the right person comes along - baby girl anyone?

I must share the back of this quilt, as I think it makes it just that much better...

 Ooooh, a vintage linen. My favourite. I cannot keep my hands off of vintage sheets - they just walk their way into my sewing room. I love this one and was lucky enough to find its partner in a peachy orange colourway and used it for the binding.

Having never used a sheet for binding before, I was happy with the result. Though I did grapple a bit with the cutting of such a large piece of material. Any suggestions? I hated to cut it into smaller bits, but maybe that is one solution.

Linking up to the 'Let's Get Acquainted!' blog hop over at Plum and June and TGIFF over at Echinops and Aster.

Hope you are having a Happy Tuesday!



  1. Hi Lisa. Found you through the Plum and June link up. Your quilt is lovely. Love those colours an arent the vintage sheets just the most fantastic thing to use for backing. Although I never seem to be in the right place at the right time to score any! Look forward to seeing more from you in the future.

  2. I love those star blocks! So pretty! Found you through TGIFF :)

  3. This is such a bright and cheerful quilt! I really love the backing fabric too. :) Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!