Monday, December 10, 2012

Scrap Love


 Dots, stripes, plaids, prints, oh my!


When I spied this beauty Mr. Creations said, "you can't NOT buy it for that price."  Don't you love a mister who is encouraging and supportive of your habit, I mean hobby?  


I love the busy-ness and upon close inspection I discovered almost no seams match.  There are many lovely character "flaws" to this huge quilt top and some serious issues as well:  many seams pulled apart, a hole here and there, and someone washed it so there are lots of frayed seams on the back.  A very worthy rescue.  I'm looking forward to spending quality time with it in the new year.

~Piecefully, Stephanie

25 comments:

Karen said...

The deck of cards piece of fabric looks like a renegade with the rest of the fabrics. There are some very interesting fabrics used and lots to look at.

Kathie said...

beautiful! oh isn't it fun just to look at all the fabrics
you found a gem!
Kathie

Lynn said...

Mr. Creations is a smart man.
I love all the little fun fabrics in it.
It'll be like a new toy to play with.

Houseelf said...

I hope you have a lot of fun re-creating this quilt. Maybe it was someone's apprentice bash at quilting?

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Good one!!

Candace said...

Mr. C is one heck of a guy! I recognize a lot of the fabrics in this quilt from my youth! It will be so happy to get another chance at life!
Cheers!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It will be fun to see how you and scrappy get along in the new year Stephanie!

AnnieO said...

Totally yummy! I'm with Mr. Creations :)

Karin said...

Mr. Creations is awesome :) What a wonderful quirky quilt top - can't wait to see it as a finished quilt!!!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

You're in for some fun times with that piece! Great find!

Kaaren said...

Mr. C. was absolutely right! What a treasure and what fun you are going to have with it.

This one I definitely can't wait to see what you do with it!

September Violets said...

A sloppy quilt (especially an old one) is still loveable. Look at all those patterns! Love it! I also love your Mr's comment :D My Mr just doesn't understand :( Wendy

Nedra said...

It just shouts Loft Creations :)

Lynda Halliger-Otvos said...

I love the colors and how they've faded into each other. What a great time you'll have with this gem.

Suzie said...

It looks so lovely, I bet you heard it saying "please, take me home with you!", even Mr. Creation heard it! I will wake up to a beautiful new life in your hands.

VeeV said...

it's how the quilting began - isn't it? using scraps, making quilts for practical uses..... and when they get worn out.....well..... by then you've got enough scraps gathered again, to make the next one.... long before the word "recycling" was invented.

lovely!!!
perfect start to 2013
xo
smooches to Abby.
eva

Frugal Queen said...

if you get bored of it, or dont get round to it, feel free to send it to me, i rescue orphaned quilts - Love froogsxx

Michele said...

It's beautiful! Great find!

Simone de Klerk said...

Your dh really knows you and knows (o: What a great find.

Char said...

That's very supportive, at least it's a good habit!
Great find such interesting prints.

pratima said...

Nice find, Stephanie! Glad this lonely quilt found it's way into your loving hands!

Solstitches said...

Another fantastic find.
I am looking forward to seeing what you will be doing with this.
Isn't that playing card fabric neat?

Margaret

Sherri said...

I love this...I need to go shopping with you!

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jody said...

what a guy soo supportive of your habbits!! love the colors, fabric and the non perfectness! enjoy!!