Spare Change Quilt

December 7, 2008 at 8:54 pm 10 comments

img_sparechange10001My Spare Change quilt is done!  I’m very happy with the results.  It measures 50 inches square and what I really like is the curly quilting.  It was very fun and notably easier than stippling.

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I just loved the fabrics I received in this swap.  I especially loved the red one below on the right.  Vintage, but modern feeling.

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Also, I had a nutty idea to see what would happen if I used a white thread in my bobbin, with red in my needle.  So, the back ended up looking like this.  I like it!  I have to say that using red on white fabric for the quilting did mean that I had to really do the best work that I possibly could.  Every tiny error shows for sure. 

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So, I loved this swap.  I’m thinking that in 2009, I’m going to organize my own quilt square swap, because this way really fun.  A big, special thank you to Juliette from Chickpea Sewing Studio. I know you worked really hard on this and it was really fun!

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. rachel  |  December 7, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    oh i love the red on white quilting.
    {and i even like that used white in the bobbin.}

    SUPER cute quilt. :D

  • 2. littlebluecottage  |  December 7, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Rachel,

    Thanks a lot!

  • 3. sarah c  |  December 7, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    I love the the curly quilting in the center looks like a tangled strand of christmas lights. Maybe christmas is just on my mind right now, either way it looks super nice!

  • 4. littlebluecottage  |  December 7, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Thanks Sarah!

    Christmas is on my mind too, which is probably why I went with red. Anyway, I checked out your blog and it’s got some nice things on it. Also, I love your idea of a grocery bag swap. FUN!

    Tina

  • 5. Tacha  |  December 8, 2008 at 5:48 am

    Love the quilt and the swirly quilting.

    I would definitely be in on a swap.

  • 6. jacquie  |  December 8, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    glad i found your blog…we’re sisters in denyse schmidt admiration. i just scored a bunch of the blue colorway of flea market fancy…oh i wish she would reissue that fabric! very cute spare change quilt!

  • 7. Tina  |  December 8, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Thank you Jacquie. I really admire your blog and your work too. Where did you get your FMF fabric??? eBay??
    Thanks for stopping by!

    Tina

  • 8. Karla  |  December 8, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    Your quilt is absolutely beautiful! What a great idea!!!

  • 9. Amy @ parkcitygirl  |  December 9, 2008 at 10:38 am

    I love the curly que’s too – I love the look and they are way simpler. . . at least to me! Great quilt :)

  • 10. a good yarn  |  January 7, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    That is a fantastic idea for a quilt and it looks fabulous!

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