Friday, October 07, 2016

A Spur-of-the-Moment Quilt Top: Urban Renewal


Like someone who eats the whole package of cookies so it will stop tempting them, today I pieced this whole quilt so it wouldn't sit there distracting me from things I should be doing. I'm calling it Urban Renewal.


I had the pieces cut out--it's simply garments cut into as big of rectangles as I could get out of each shape. If you've ever taken a random assortment of rectangles and tried to piece a quilt, you will know what a miracle it was that this went together like a dream with no measuring at all. The force was with me.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm curious - how do you arrange your pieces? Do you pretty much pluck them from a few well-managed presorted piles, one by one as you are stitching, or is it totally random, or ..... however you did this, the result is very interesting. ~Diane

Anonymous said...

This is lovely as always, beautiful colours. Anna have you considered doing some abstract paintings based on your quilts? Angela.

Lisa said...

I like it. This is quilting in a (bigger) hurry (than usual). ;)

Lisateresa

Debbie Thomas said...

you are amazing and alway inspire. thank you for sharing all your wonderful handiwork. I can't believe how long i have been following your blog and watching your family grow.

Margo said...

I love it! The name and the colors and the method. I made a quilt with different size squares and really loved how it turned out - I should do that again.

Anna said...

Diane, I tried to pick up pieces that had matching edges. Or close enough, that I didn't mind trimming a piece down an inch or so. Then I would hunt for the next piece with an edge that matched something. I made nine big squarish shapes, each about 28 inches square, laid them out in a 3 x 3 grid, sewed them together, then started adding pieces around.

Angela, what a question! Because I just did my first one last week! And started my second one this week.

Margo, I'd love to see your work.
Lisa and Debbie, thanks!

Lisa said...

Anna, Margo's potholders are the most charming I've ever seen!

Lisateresa

Anonymous said...

That's wonderful news Anna about your new direction in painting. Very exciting. Hope you will share some of the results with us in the future :) Angela.

Margo said...

The quilt I was referring to is at this blog post:
http://thriftathome.blogspot.com/2010/04/kims-quilt-revealed.html

(and thank you for you the compliment, Lisa!)

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