Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's a wrap!

I finished up this wall hanging while it was the fall break from school. Earlier this year I went with my friend, Joanne, to a quilt shop that had some fabulous grab bags for sale. It was a large Ziploc bag stuffed FULL of fabric scraps, all sorted by color. They were only $5 a bag. So I got THREE! I got the three that were browns, blacks and golds. I thought the colors went well with the colors throughout my house but I didn't know what I was going to do with them...not that that EVER stops me from buying up some fun fabric! :)
This is a close up of what I made with some of the fabric......I used variegated thread to quilt it.
This is the finished product. Some of the scraps were strips already so I just cut them up into 3" squares. I sewed them randomly into blocks of 4, and then 4 of those, and so on. The border is just the leftovers of the 3" strips and the gold (which is much darker in real life) was also in one of the bags. Craig made the peg board for me just so I could hang this. I hung it just inside our front door so I can change out the quilts with the seasons. Another recent finish is a baby quilt I made my cousin. This is just a sneak peek because she hasn't received it yet....
Again, I found some variegated thread to quilt it with with the same colors of the fabric. I think this kind of thread just might be my new favorite thing!
Take care all and be watching for my 200th post giveaway. It's coming VERY soon! Have a WONDERFUL day! :)


Kimberly said...

hi Jo-Anne! As usual, I love your quilted goodies!

Have a fab week, Kimberly

Julie said...

Cute!! I just bought some variagated thread at Joann's. I haven't used it yet, but plan to on a charm quilt I need to make. Hope your day is great!! Julie

Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Love the colors in your grab bag quilt! How nice it will be to change one out each season. Nothing like a quilt to welcome people into your cozy home!!

Krista & Jeff said...

Wow Jo Ann! You need to bring one when you come so you can show me how! Totally Awesome!

Gettysburg Homestead said...

I LOVE that quilt in your entryway. The colors are awesome. One day I will make myself one. LOL