Wednesday, July 12, 2017

I May Have A Scrap Problem... But Look At This!!!


Hi, all!

Fair warning - today's post is VERY picture heavy - but it's because I love this quilt so much!!  Actually it's only a top at this point - I've got too many projects with deadlines to take the time to quilt it right now - but I'm hoping to get it quilted within the month so I can enter it in a local quilt show in the fall.  So without further ado, here's my version of Jen Kingwell's Long Time Gone quilt!


Y'all, I have to say - this is my favorite. quilt. ever.


There are bits and pieces of so many scraps from earlier quilts...




...pieced into a wonderful variety of blocks, guaranteed to keep you from getting bored!



I learned so much from this quilt - not the least being the importance of a scant 1/4 inch!



I used Essex linen in a natural color as the sashing and the solid part of the checkerboard joining sections - I love the texture it gives to the quilt, plus the color is the perfect foil for the brightly colored blocks.


And in these two pictures, you can see some of the pineapple blocks I agonized over - I really appreciate the opportunity this pattern gave me to stretch and learn a new skill.  I now feel more comfortable with paper piecing and very proud of myself for sticking with it to make all sixteen pineapple blocks!


And here's one final shot, just because it's pretty!


This was an awesome journey, a fun quilt to make, and it really ate through my scraps.  I can't think of a better design to use to reduce your scrap level - - - at least, until I give Gypsy Wife a try!  But that will have to be after I get some other things finished......  LOL!

I hope you've enjoyed this Long Time Gone journey as much as I have.  If you're working on one, I hope you'll link up and show off what you're doing - or anything else scrappy you're working on!

Hugs!

Sarah



33 comments:

  1. Be still my beating heart!!!

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  2. This is a jewel of a quilt! Love how each block just flows into the next. Beautiful!

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  3. Wow, just Wow! Absolutely gorgeous, every single bit of it!

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  4. What an adventure! It is so bright and wonderful. Congrats for getting to the end!

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  5. That quilt is amazing and gorgeous!

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  6. It is beautiful Sarah! I may just have to give this one a try.
    Happy Stitching!

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  7. I have the pattern and still on the fence thinking about it - I have so many I'm working on right now, maybe one day. Yours turned out lovely

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  8. Okay, now I have to try at least one paper-pieced pineapple block.

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  9. What an awesome quilt! I'm going to try pineapple blocks one of these days. maybe...

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  10. Wow! Just incredible. Beautiful! The Essex linen is the perfect choice for the sashing. And your pineapples look great.

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  11. What a fun journey! It's beautiful and amazing that you could use up scraps and come up with such a masterpiece. Awesome! You will enjoy this one for a long, long time :-)

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  12. Wow! That is an awesome quilt - great scrap buster and lots to look at! Well done!

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  13. Great quilt top. I stink at scant 1/4 inch seams. I'd rather cut my fabric a bit larger, and make a full seam.

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  14. You did a beautiful job! I've loved watching it grow!

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  15. This really is a beautiful quilt. I can see why you'd be so excited about it. Have a great day! --Andrea

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  16. I love this quilt and I'm a scrap quilt queen with tons of scraps!! Can't wait to get this Kingwell pattern! Your quilt is inspirational!

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  17. Your Long Time Gone quilt is GORGEOUS! Can't wait to see how you choose to quilt it.

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  18. Congratulations, your quilt is beautiful!

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  19. That is an amazingly beautiful quilt. I can totally understand why you love it so much. It's not just any scrap quilt. It's got so much beautiful work in it, so much thought, so many different patterns, and that really makes it sparkle. You've done an amazing job piecing all those blocks, picking through your scraps and selecting just the right ones for each block and pattern. There's so much play, so much brilliance, in that quilt. It's a true inspiration. I already have so many works in progress and goodness knows how many other projects in waiting in my head that I want to start when I finish the ones I've already started. So many that I slready have fabrics for; yet seeing this really makes me want to start making one just like it!
    OMG so many quilts; so little time!

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  20. the pineapple blocks were so worth persevering with what an amazing quilt so much to see and admire. There is something very appealing about quilts with assorted sized blocks keeps the eyes moving to see all those amazing shapes etc wonderful

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  21. Wow your Quilt is fantastic....its been great watching you sew all those scraps together and the end result is beautiful..well done👏👏👏👏

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous! I'm sure you have inspired many to make one of their own! :-)

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  23. Lovely quilt, glad to see one all together and the final layout.

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  24. It's breathtaking, Sarah! I can't wait to see how you quilt it up!

    The neutral linen makes a fantastic background for this piece; great choice. Sigh, it's lovely!

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  25. Oh this is spectacular!! I think you finished this quite fast!

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  26. I love your Long Time Journey quilt...It's amazing....I have so many scraps and this is such an inspiration...

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  27. I just cannot believe how beautiful and interesting this quilt is!! Congratulations on all your hard work.

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  28. A truely beautiful quilt, congratulations! So much to look at, and I love the use of the neutral essex linen as your background.

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  29. I see why you love it! I absolutely love love love it too! It is beautiful!

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  30. Love it! I still have 10 of the pineapple blocks to go but you give me inspiration to keep going. It's beautiful!

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  31. It really turned out fabulous. Yeah to you for you using up lots of scraps.

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  32. What a gorgeous quilt. I can see why it is your favorite.

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