Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bubble and Squeak

"Under the Big Top" is off being quilted.  I didn't quite get 25 blocks made because I ran out of one of the star fabrics - common story I'm sure.  At 20 blocks it is a big quilt.

In the meantime, I was left with with metres of 1.5" strips of reproduction fabric and no more storage space in the cupboard.  The choice was ' tidy up or continue sewing'.  Not a hard decision, really.

Inspired by this antique quilt owned by Gai

and by a front cover quilt from Kathie at Inspired by Antique Quilts I sewed and cut and pieced and trimmed to make these

which go together like this:

I thought the new needle required some more running in, so with the short strips too small for the rail fence blocks I am making more of these:

 I have never actually eaten "Bubble and Squeak" but I understand it is a made from leftovers.  That describes this quilt to a T.


Janet O. said...

I just found your blog tonight and I really do like the scrappy look of your quilts. I will be checking back regularly.

Crispy said...

Ooooo love the quilt Liz and good for you to keep on sewing!! My family always called leftover night "Dad's Goulash" and it was always surprisingly good :0)


LynCC said...

The rail blocks look so GOOD together! Good choice, Liz! Much better show for your time than a tidy session. ;D

Me and My Stitches said...

Love your blocks and the fabrics!

Cheri said...

This is going to be a beautiful scrappy quilt, and your sewing storage stays neat...a win win situation.
Happy Stitching,

Nancy said...

I tell you every time I find a blog by a girl from Australia I am totally impressed.
Your quilts are wonderful. They speak to me because I love scrappy quilts.

Kathie said...

your blocks look wonderful!
glad you were inspired by my quilt! OH GAi's quilt is just those blocks too
can't wait to see more!