Monday, September 3, 2012

Dump Quilt One


I had just the bag to take on Beth's dump-and-sew challenge.  A new surprise of fabrics awaits!


After dumping - sorting the few blues and greens out for other projects in progress - adding a few more from the big bin of scraps on hand - I have this wonderful pile of pinks to play with.


Then it was stitching heaven!  Pedal to the metal, no care seaming, just grab and go - my kind of sewing for sure.  If you haven't tried it, you are missing out.


And blocks started to grow and grow........


and grow, and grow..............


When I put blocks into rows, the only real focus I had was to be sure these cuties were all sitting upright.  We don't want any little girls on their pretty little heads!


And the quilt top is finished.  I did square up my scrappy blocks into 8.5" manageable blocks and set them 7 by 8 for a 56" x 64" quilt.  This pretty flimsie will be donated to Sarah's lovely group over at confessionsofafabricaddict

Have you made a dump quilt?  These go very quickly, so grap a bag or pile of scraps - start sewing for National Sewing Month and donate that quilt.   The Dump & Sew Linky Party will be Sept 10-15.
You have time - in fact, I have a second dump quilt in progress.

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

Linking to Design Wall at patchworktimes
linking to richardquilts - Friday Finish

21 comments:

  1. That's so pretty, Sharon!! I can't wait to try one myself!!

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  2. This turned out so great.....pink and girly. Great job.

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  3. Very nice. So.....are you doing one in each color???? ;-}

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  4. what a good fun idea Sharon,well done its very pretty.xx

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  5. I started mine last night. It is a hoot. I have a bunch of odd sized blocks done. I just need to see if they are ready to go together yet. Mined seem to have a lot of dots in the fabric choices ( can you guess why ).

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  6. It's so pretty. Who would have thought this wonderful flimsie would have come from a bag of scraps.

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  7. Ok I just have to try this. That looks just so wonderful and just sewing to sew and use up the scraps. Heading to the scraps bin now to see what colors I can use. Thanks for sharing and inspiriing :)

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  8. Oh, Sharon, how can you do this to me? I just have to start one -- that will be project number umpteen! It just looks like so much fun!

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  9. This is very beautiful. My Bella would love it!

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  10. Amazing! You got that sweet little quilt out of nothing more than that bag of scraps? You are a magician Sharon!!! It sounds as if you had a lot of fun, and you ended up with a wonderful quilt for Sarah's group. Congratulations on a fun finish!

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  11. I did some "dump" quilting this weekend and ended up making 9 potholders. it goes so fast and is fun and carefree sewing.

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  12. That is so pretty, some little girl somewhere is going to be thrilled with it.

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  13. You've convinced me, I'm pulling my scraps and giving this a try. That is really pretty and looks like fun. Thanks.

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  14. It amazes me the things you can do with random fabric! You're such an inspiration and you make it look like such fun!!! Love the pinks--that really made it for me! :)

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  15. That turned out wonderfully. And I'm sure you will finish a 3rd or even a 4th dump top before you are done.

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  16. Thank you for sharing. I`m making quilts for Christmas and this is a great way to go. Have a great day! I always like my visits here.

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  17. Some little girl is going to love this . No I have never done a dump quilt , infact never heard of it until I read your post :-)

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  18. So awesome! Perfect little girl's quilt!

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