Friday, February 10, 2012

I Would Like to Thank I-Tunes.....

Well, technically it isn't finished because I haven't quilted it yet-but the top is done. This one was so much fun to make. I think I might just do this with all of my scraps from now on-
First, I cut all of my scraps into 1.5 inch strips--then I cut those strips into pieces no longer than 4 inches and no shorter than 2 inches.  This process took approximately 3 episodes of 'Downton Abbey', 2 episodes of 'Private Practice' and 1 episode of 'Parenthood'.  Then I sewed the 1.5 inch pieces randomly into what felt like one very long never ending strip.  {I can't believe I didn't take pictures of this process}
That process took an entire season of 'I Used to Be Fat'.
The never ending strip was then cut into 12.5 inch sections. Surprisingly, this only took one episode of 'Biggest Loser'.
Twelve 12.5 inch sections make one block....
I made 32 blocks....
and watched the rest of 'Downton Abbey' Season One.
So I would like to thank I-Tunes for this quilt top--because without their steady stream of entertainment--I might have lost my mind and never finished this scrap top!
I am linking up to Amanda Jean's 'Finish It Up Friday'- Did you finish anything this week? Join the link-up and show it off!

35 comments:

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

This is amazing! That piece took a LOT of time it man, is it cool! AND you used so much scraps. :). Happy quilting it!

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

Oh.my.goodness! That is one crazy awesome quilt! Please tell me you are keeping it for yourself!

kelly said...

that is glorious! i can't imagine how many little seams are in that. wow.

amandajean said...

amazing!!! i crown you queen of all scrappy quilts! :) this is just wonderful, Carin!!!

Rachel said...

Wow. That is a fantastic scrap quilt! It really inspires me to do my own.

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

MENINA!!!!!!Eu só trabalho com sucatas, e nunca pensei sequer na possibilidade...Agora já sei...será????MARAVILHOSA,TRABALHOSA,e...QUENTINHA.PARABÉNS.

Cassandra said...

Congratulations on your finish! Your quilt top is so cheerful! :)

Caroline said...

Holy SCRAPS, Batman! That is amazing! Good job. I will forever think of this quilt when my husband asks me to do a scrappy, crazy quilt.

Shawn said...

Wow amazing quilt!!

Nicole said...

Gorgeous! That is one beautiful scrappy quilt. You inspire me to dig into my scraps!

Heidi Staples said...

Incredible! I'm so impressed!

Melissa said...

WOW!!! This is so fantastic!!! I'm pinning it to my pinterest :) I just love it!

mtnquiltr said...

That quilt is just amazing, I love it! Great use of your scraps.

Char said...

Outstanding! What an amazing scrap quilt.

Pieces of Cotton said...

Oh my word - just, oh my word.

I can't imagine - and it's beyond amazing that you have everything lining up so well and looking so straight with 400 seams per block...

Speattle said...

That is AMAZINGGGGG!!!!!!!!!

Jean Burke said...

WOW - there aren't enough letters in wow to describe the wow-ness of this quilt. Way to go.....

QuiltinMama said...

Words fail me...wow, just wow!

Alycia said...

I absolutely adore that quilt!!! and I loved that you got so many episodes watched LOL.. That is a really great idea for scraps - Thanks for sharing!

Crystal Hendrix said...

Wow what an AWESOME quilt! I love it! So colorful and wow....that is all I can say! WOW!!

I have added it to my list of eventually make list and since I have TONS of scraps I think I can pull this off!

Jennie said...

Only three episodes of Downton? I would have needed both seasons. It's stunning. Well done!

Marsel said...

What a fabulous quilt!

Anna said...

suh weet!!! I so want to do one of these. love how you set the blocks on point. did you just cut regular 12.5" blocks on the diagonal to make the side setting triangles, or did you make those differently? thanks for sharing!

Sew Lovins said...

love how you time it by episodes...I do the same thing!! Downton, greys, bones:)amazing quilt

pizzaeater said...

I love the patchwork-i-nes of it. I want it!

Linda said...

oh that is so lovely! And you got to watch some great programmes while doing it!

beth lehman said...

AWESOME!! Love it!

Debbie said...

AMAZING! I would show it off too and proudly. A great use of scraps.

notes of sincerity said...

Oh my. What an awesome quilt! :o) I love how you posted how long different processes took you, according to shows and movies. :o) I do that too. I typically hand quilt with the A & E version of Pride and Prejudice. :o)
Have a nice weekend.
Sincerely, Trish

Lisa said...

I am laughing so hard because I sew during some of the same shows on Netflix....amazing!

Heather said...

I love it! What a great scrap idea!

J said...

Stunning!

Mishka said...

I am in love with this quilt... it's fabulous. Question, did you set the blocks on point or is it just the photo that you took on an angle?

Thanks,
Michele

Jana said...

Absolutely wonderful.

Michelle said...

I just found this through a Pinterest pin -- are those Lego blocks set on point, or is it just the way the picture is angled?

Now I'm loving the idea of an on point Lego quilt, if I ever get my first one finished!