Friday, November 24, 2017

Thankful for Autumn--quilt top finished!

Late last month I got it in my head to go through some of the leftovers from old projects and figure out what to do with them. It's not unusual for me to finish a quilt top and just leave any extra pieces, blocks, strip sets, and sometimes even yardage all together in a box or bin. I'm never quite sure what to do with those extra bits and pieces. but one of my goals for the future is to do a better job of dealing with all those leftovers. 

One bag of scraps I pulled out seemed like a good possibility for a quick project. I had scraps, 9-patch blocks, and unused strip sets, all left from a Blooming 9-Patch quilt that I made in 2004. The fall colors were the perfect mix for this time of year. Fortunately, I still had extra yardage of most of the fabrics too. My goal was to use up as many of the leftover blocks and strip sets as possible, then cut into the yardage to make what I needed for a complete top. Last night I finished adding the outer border to my Autumn nine-patches quilt top. Since this top was completed on Thanksgiving day, I've decided to call it "Thankful for Autumn."
Thankful for Autumn quilt top
57.75" x 70"

Here are some closer shots so you can get a better look at the fabrics:

I'm happy to report that finishing this quilt top was my November goal for the One Monthly Goal link-up at Elm Street Quilts. We still have some pretty fall colors showing around here, so it seems like the perfect time to have completed this quilt top! 

Linking up to:  Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
                      Finished or Not Friday at Busy Hands Quilts
                      Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
                      One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts

Julie in GA


  1. Oh my heavens ... that's one big quilt top of scraps! Well done! I, too, struggle with using up my scraps. The ones that read as solids are always easier to use up. And sometimes, it helps to know when to throw in the towel. I did that recently ... my scrap bin was impeding my creativity, so I gave most of it away. I find a periodic clean slate on the scrap front helpful!

  2. Great job using up the scraps to make a lovely quilt top. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

  3. Congrats on a very pretty finish. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  4. Wow! I couldn't imagine that quilt emerging from those scraps. Was it hard to keep the low-contrast pieces in order?

  5. What a beautiful quilt top! Perfect sofa cuddler size, too. You did a marvelous job of scrap placement for another pretty blooming 9-patch. I love those quilts. :)

  6. Congrats! on your newly completed quilt top. It's SEW nice when we meet our goals!!

  7. Wow - you made a blended quilt with such ease. Beautiful!

  8. What a beautiful Autumn finish! I love it!

  9. Hi,
    Awesome quilt, love the color combinations. I never know what to do with all the left over fabric. I store it away and eventually use it. Have a great day!

  10. Very creative use of scraps! Congrats on your finish!

  11. I think the name for your quilt is perfect for all those beautiful autumn-y colors. They all blend so well together and create a subtle medallion quilt.

  12. I love the colors. Great job for a "quick" quilt!


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