Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Chaos: the top

I love this quilt top.  Love. Love. Love.  I have finished the quilt top to Chaos. It is about 42 inches square, made using Kona White solid and sheets and sheets of scraps sewn together into a fabric.  It took FOREVER to make the scrappy fabric, but the actual creation of the blocks took no time at all.  Easy peasy.


The colors in the top photo are a bit faded and light. The bottom photo is much more representative.  It was tough getting a photo between the raindrops :)  


I have more than enough of the scrappy fabric to make a second quilt of the same size.  I'm thinking about it, but right now just want to focus on loving (and finishing) version 1.  I have pieced the back using the same scrappy fabric and Kona Magenta. It's already layered and ready to quilt.  We'll have a finish in no time :)

34 comments:

Susan Standen said...

Love this idea, with the scraps sewn into a 'fabric' first and then cut to suit the pattern. Brilliant!

cheeky monkey said...

Lovely and bright colors. Gorgeous! Just the way it should be but when did you take a pic? It is raining and grey.

Patchwork and Play said...

I agree with Canadian Susan....piecing fabric and then cutting up again- very effective! (if a tad 'mad'!!!)

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Cindy! This is so beautiful quilt top! I love to mix lots of fabrics with white so this is just for me! x Teje
PS. I have done the sewing part with lots of photos!

Sarah said...

Looks fantastic - look forward to seeing the finished quilt!

Quilter in the Gap said...

At first glance I thought it was all scrappy squares but upon closer inspection I can see where that would take FOREVER,, however effective! Gorgeous!!!

Isisjem said...

Very pretty and happy! Totally worth the effort of making scrappy fabric!

Francis Paul said...

what an awesome quilt!!! I LOVE it :-)

Sarah said...

Love it sweetie!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

100% pure gorgeousness!

Sooli said...

What a great idea to use up odd scrappy bits! Did you take a photo before you did your chopping up? I wondered how big your scrappy fabric ended up being.

Lynne said...

Wow! A deceptively simple looking quilt -- until one looks at all the scraps of fabric involved! Well done you!

Annabella said...

Love square within a square, love scrappy so....love!

Cindy Sharp said...

Brilliant!

Captain StitchyPants said...

That's lovely, so cheerful! I do love a good scrappy quilt :)

Flying Blind... said...

I completely love it xxx

Jan said...

This is SO wonderful. What a great idea for using scaps.

Leanne said...

It is so full of colour and interest, what a lovely little quilt!

diane said...

oh, Magenta, I hope you pre-wash! It will be lovely

Svetlana said...

oh, it's so beautiful, and scrappy, and happy!!! Simply amazing!

Nicky said...

Bright and rainbowed just what we need on these dull days!

Jennifer said...

great colors, love the magenta for the back, but i'm with di - prewash! :)

Cherie said...

Such a great quilt top! The scrappy fabric really works well.

Sheila said...

Great result, I also thought it was scrappy squares but I see what you did now.

Judith, Belfast said...

Scrappy quilts are my fav! This one is so beautiful! Well done C! Jxo

Sarah Lou said...

This is amazing!

Krista Lyn said...

gorgeous! scrappy fabric, my word that sounds tricky! looks lovely.

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love it!

Katy Cameron said...

Love your scrappy fabric, it all looks fab!

prsd4tim2 said...

Such a fun quilt! Enjoy!

quirkyhannah said...

What a beautiful colourful quilt :) Love it!

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Looooooove this, its fab!

Erin @ Billy Button Design said...

I always prewash. Looks lovely😄

Live a Colorful Life said...

I really like this one!

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