Wednesday, June 12, 2013

'tites and 'mites

A few months ago, I had a run where my sewing mojo was seriously messed up... it seemed like every time I worked on something I made mistakes left and right.  One of those mistakes was seriously over cutting triangles for this quilt.  I used a 2" strip off of each triangle to sew a cute scrappy binding, but that still left me a lot of extra, smaller triangles to deal with.

I played around with them for a while and came up with the idea for this quilt:



I'm calling it 'tites and 'mites because it reminds me of stalactites and stalagmites. The back... surprise, surprise, it's the Ikea duvet that just keeps on giving (plus a hanging sleeve for the SCVQA show last month - that is off now):



There was some leftover scrappy binding goodness from the other quilt, and I strategically placed it to give a bit more balance to the quilt.  This quilt is going to my newborn nephew - he's the first boy born in my family after a run of 10 girls in a row. 

3 comments:

  1. All of those straight lines for quilting! Wowza! Good use of scraps!

    Your nephew is already is a lucky guy!

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  2. Looks to me like you have got your mojo back!
    :-)
    It is wonderful!
    Esther
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  3. Really like this! It's as if the use of so much negative space makes the colours seem even more colourful x

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