Monday, February 22, 2010

Scrappy quilt challenge

Right. I'm in a personal funk at the moment and I want out, so when I read this blog post http://punkysmamma.blogspot.com/ by the gorgeous Vic I knew what I was going to do about it. OK, no not the one about op shopping........ye Gods I do enough of that already.........the one about the quilt. If I were any better at this computer stuff I'd give you a direct link, but I'm not, so if anyone out there's reading this you'll just have to look for it which I'm sure will be fine cause it's a fun blog to read anyway :)

So back to the quilt. I've made a couple already, just really basic ones out of scraps that I had on hand, but that's the way I like my quilts. I'm really not into the whole matching fabric thing, not that there's anything wrong with them! They're just not my taste. Besides, it gives me enormous satisfaction when I use up my scraps. I'd post a pickie of my other quilts, but it's too dark for pickie taking now!

So if you want to join me that'd be nice. It's always much more fun to have friends along for the ride, but if not that's ok too. I can fly solo :)

Oh and I have only one rule for this quilt. I WILL NOT BUY ANY NEW FABRIC. Notice I said 'new'? Cause if it comes from the oppie, then that doesn't count does it ;). Nor does raiding your Mum's, MIL's, sisters, friends cupboard. Or swapping with an internet buddy.......that's cool too.

And before I go, just one last thing.....I think it'd be fine if the quilt were not actually say, quilted, but just a patchwork top made into a doona cover. It's really just about the 'look', yeah?

6 comments:

willow and moo said...

Oh I am so tempted, but I just can't commit right now. I know you understand.

I'll be here cheering you on though! :)

zofia said...

Ok SD, this is something I am always 'gonna do'!
I'll come along for the ride, but it might be a long one! ;)

Vic said...

Good luck! Me thinks I might give the doona cover thing a whirl... but I shall not commit, oh no, I shall not! ;)

Snowdrops and Mudpie said...

Zophia, thank you for joining me!! And long rides are good :)

Vic, you don't have to commit, but do share if you make something....

Kylie said...

A doona cover sounds like a good idea - we have not had a ner cover in years and the bedroom needs a revamp:) I will join you - goin to have a look through the pillow cases that I have:)

Gill - That British Woman said...

I have one sitting in my living room, ready to quilt, just been too lazy to do it.........I did buy new material for the borders and backing, so I guess mine doesn't count

Gill in Canada