Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Scrappy Improv Quilt : :

Boy was this impossible to get a photo of! Mr. Cracknell Handmade wasn't home and because I did quilting-as-you-go with this one, it is much too heavy to hang with washi tape! Here's how it went...

On the floor? Nope!

Scrappy Improv Quilt

Remember my improv lady quilter?

Scrappy Improv Quilt

On the table? Not good!

Scrappy Improv Quilt Top

On the sofa? Alright, at least you can see the size here.

Scrappy Improv Quilt

From the side? I do like it with my Anthro bolster!

Scrappy Improv Quilt

With Jacob's help? He's very excited about this quilt!

Quilt Helper

Better, but honestly just look at this photo!? If you can't tell that I absolutely LOVE fabric and sewing by this image alone, well then... Really?

Just after my poor child whimpered, "Mom, my arms are hurting!" lol My husband was home, walked in and said, "I think it needs to be bigger!" And so...what I thought might be my finished Scrap Attack quilt top remains a wip and believe me, I'll be sure to get those perfect pictures for when it's D.O.N.E! Stay tuned, friends!!

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65 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I love it! I just clicked over here from Circle of Moms.

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  2. Great to see this again and your husband is onto something - I can also see this quilt being bigger. :)

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  3. Definitely can be bigger, but it's a wowzer already! I like the balance of the Go Fly a Kite front and center/top center with your scrappy quilter holding the end of it in the left hand corner!

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  4. Eeeeeeeeeek!!! I love this quilt! So pinning the heck out of it so I remember it for future inspiration. :)

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  5. Dear Maureen, I'm so happy to know you! Other wise I would loose all these amazing quilts you make! I like so many kind of quilts but always the colourful scrappy quilt makes the "Oh-Ah-experience"! you know what I mean?! I want to take all my little scraps out of the baskets and start ... but first I need to finish the brown-blue-white quilt ... isn't that boring!
    I love the 'Lady'!
    x Teje

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  6. WHAT!! It's even better than I thought it would be!! It's so random, but so perfect too!! Bigger will be even better!!!! =D

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  7. Maureen, oh I LOvE this quilt so much, it's absolutely stunning. I know exactly what you mean about quilts being so hard to photograph. I used to MAKE my children hold them for my, they complained about their arms hurting all the time. My husband is just never at home when the light outside is good for pictures, so they had to take turns. Now I found a tree in my backyard that works really well - I hang my quilts using strong laundry pins and everyone is happy. No more crying children holding my quilts (I know, sounds very torturous, right?)

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    1. Most the time my husband is home to lend a hand and we all laugh about how torturing holding a quilt up can be! In my defense he lasted about 3 pictures before he was ready to quit, thankfully he continues to volunteer for these sorts of things!

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  8. I love her so much!!! It looks like she could keep quilting & quilting until she covered the whole world. =)

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  9. Wow ! That is one impressive quilt ! Gorgeous !

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  10. This is such a crazy and fun quilt!

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  11. Wow it's so stunning!! I agree with Mr Cracknell - go bigger! :)

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  12. amazing!! love it, maureen :)

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  13. It's beautiful and could be bigger--just picture all 3 kids under it! Seeing it together is more amazing than just seeing all the blocks as they were done. Outstanding piece of art!

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  14. This is a true art quilt Maureen! All of the colors and prints are fabulous together!!

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  15. Really beautiful work, Maureen. Soooo many fabrics!

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  16. This is a delightful quilt! I really like it! Great job! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  17. I LOVE your scrappy quilt. Nice work!

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  18. That is one gorgeous quilt...love it!!! TFS
    ~Terry~

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  19. It's amazing. You do beautiful work!

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  20. This turned out fantastic! You are so talented!

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  21. This quilt is amazing! Most awesome quilt I've seen in a long time. It makes me want to start sewing immediately :)

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  22. Stunning! That is the only word I have for you!

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  23. Great quilt, love it. Cannot wait to see it quilted.

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  24. Absolutely amazing Maureen!! Love it.

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  25. You're improv is wonderful! I just love your whimisical designs.

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  26. Oh Maureen! I love this quilt! The colors are stunning and the scrappy design is fabulous! I love your young lady in the corner creating magic from her scraps, just like you. Sorry if that sounds corny! ;) I simply can't take my eyes of of it. Gush!

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  27. This is such a great quilt, especially your quilting lady in the corner. I also like the peaks into your home--the yellow stool, the lamp, etc.

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  28. I love this quilt. It is so colorful. The lady in the corner is one of my favorite parts.

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  29. what an amazing talent u have. i am so jealous!! and u r raising 3 kids and a husband at home! u really got it together. u inspire me. thx! dre

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  30. Oh I love how the fabric flows from the wee girl, it's fabulous! Have fun battling with round 2 :o)

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  31. Lovely. Love the girl in the left hand bottom corner. An adorable idea.

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  32. Wow. This is so gorgeous, Maureen! Your quilter girl looks right at home in the corner. Love it! Happy stitching.

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  33. You really are more than just a quilter... you're an artist... I really love all the work you do... your creativeness is impressive.. wish it would rub off on me... lol

    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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  34. I love this great quilt with the girl in the corner. She looks even better with all the other fabrics.

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  35. Bless your son for helping you. This quilt is just beautiful. I do Think the girl in the corner looks like you. Love, Love the colors.

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  36. I am speechless! Amazing work Maureen! I could look at that for hours. Loving it to bits and I want one!!!

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  37. Poor Jakey!! LOL It's great!

    Jen

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  38. Looks amazing!! Really bigger? Wow. Can't wait to see it when it's done. I too have been inspired by those crazy quilt blocks =D

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  39. Oh my gosh that quilt is amazing! And is your Anthro bolster a recent purchase? I LOVE the colors in it!

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  40. I just can't get over this quilt....I'm so envious (in a good way). Great Job!!!

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  41. Totally Inspired! I love this quilt! Bravo :)

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  42. Love that quilt -- especially the self-portrait in the corner.

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  43. I wanna copy and print :) i wish it was as easy as it is beautiful!! LOVE this one :) i can find a place for it in my home if you cant haha

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  44. It's sooooo scrappilicious, Maureen! I love the addition of the quilting lady! It's almost like she's surrounded with a bunch of little quilts she made! So cute!

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  45. I've said it before and I'll say it again, I just love, love, love this. This speaks to me, actually it doesn't speak, it sings.

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  46. Beautiful, Maureen! I would love it if you could share your technique on "quilting as you go". That sounds so appealing to me. Even if you just have a tutorial you've found out there you could share it'd be much appreciated!
    Thanks for the inspiration,
    Betz

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  47. Look at those crazy, fun blocks. You went to town. Keep going!

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  48. I love this quilt. So bright and colorful, just makes me smile. Thanks for sharing. Amazing work.

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  49. Rocking all the colours in this quilt...I ♥ it!!!

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  50. oh man! this is one of my favorite quilts of all time! so making it bigger huh? could you pretty pretty please share your creative process in making one or two or three of these blocks.... since they are all a little different. i would love to make a quilt maureen scrappy style :)

    once again, you are amazing!!

    -jenny

    http://www.phishybee.blogspot.com/

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  51. This is the coolest quilt in the world.

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  52. It's gorgeous. And I like your husband for encouraging a bigger quilt. Although I can't see how adding to this could make it more beautiful, and I mean that as a compliment!

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  53. WOW. I just found you through the handmade Olympics and I love everything. This is especially impressive!

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