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Done - 100% Eco recycled quilt

I started this a few months ago and have finally finished. I got stuck into it on Friday for the - friday night sew in- and finished it today. You can go back to this blog post to explain how it is 100% recycled - batting, backing, front etc. But the sewing thread was new.

I really like the finished product but I did not enjoy the process of this quilt at all. I have found it a chore to finish. I got in so much of a funk today trying to get it done, that once I had all the pieces quilted, I could not find the motivation to finish it and do the binding. So Morris and I went for a big walk around the Pegasus wildlife area. Lovely and sunny (but cold) great walk and had a fantastic coffee and amazing fruit slice at the cafe there. I came home reinvigorated and have just completely finished the quilt. Yipee. The boys are due home in 5 minutes so the timing is fantastic.

I have learnt that I do not like the quilt as you go technique. This quilt is done with raw edge applique, which results in quilt as you go. Icky Icky. The last one I did using that technique here - I did not enjoy either. So only pieced quilts from now on.

Another quilt to go into the slowly building stash for the orphans at Hope Homes International.

Hope you had a great Saturday like I did.

Linking to these parties

Comments

  1. Well, you must feel so glad it's over, and that it looks amazing!! Great job!

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  2. Yes it looks wonderful karen. You are one clever lady.

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my blogs. I've enjoyed perusing your blog posts, and gaining a little knowledge of your artistic journey. One thing that I always told my kids was that some experiences are good experiences and some are bad; but they are all learning experiences. That sure applies to quilting some times. Since this is a charity quilt, I'm sure someone will enjoy it ten times over the enjoyment you had in making it!!!! Sally

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  4. Looks wonderful... the colours and the layout, it all works so well together!!! It will be well loved by someone.

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  5. Wow wow wow!! This looks amazing and i cant believe its recycled! It should be featured somewhere!

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    1. thanks for your awesome positive comments Susan.

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  6. What an amazing quilt! I would love if you would share this (and some of your other projects) over at my link party that is going on right now:

    http://sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-weekly-creative-1.html

    Thanks!!
    Shannon
    (Sewing Barefoot)

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  7. I love the fact that you made this 100% recycled! I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the process, but at least you learned that you prefer piecing! Now you never have to wonder :)

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  8. I just LOVE IT!!!! It would look fabulous on my bed :)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  9. This is great! I am a quilter and appreciate all the work that goes into these. Thanks for sharing. We would love for you to visit us and see our own upcycling. onceuponasewingmachine.com

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  10. This is such a fun quilt! Thank you for linking to my party. :)

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  11. This is so great! Love making something new out of something old!
    -Nikki
    Come by for a visit at ncmrsdye.blogspot.com

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  12. I've featured your Eco quilt today...
    http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/09/threading-your-way-features_29.html

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    1. Thanks Pam, Came home from holiday to be featured by you. Wow.

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  13. It looks great! It's always interesting what we learn when we try something different.

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  14. Your quilt is lovely indeed. I like the fresh modern look it has.

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  15. gorgeous! i love the look, and i love the intention.

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  16. Well done on finishing. It looks fantastic!

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  17. This is an awesome quilt and great idea!

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  18. Beautiful! I love the color variety and the look! And I commend you for all that work - I know how complicated that was - I tried a mini-quilt in that style once. (Just one!) On the other hand, I DO love the chance to transform/recycle something old into something new - I just blogged about the pieced quilt top I just finished, made from recycled shirts!

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    1. Thanks for visiting. Popping over to your blog to check it out

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  19. Great quilt! Well done on sticking with it and finishing it! I haven't tried quilt as you go - not sure if it would be my style either!

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  20. Not all of them are fun, are they? But in the end, you have a nice quilt, which is why we go on & start another one I guess.

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  21. Very much worth it to finish - so beautiful! Loved and pinned. Thank you for sharing this at MightyCrafty Mondays...

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  22. Hi Karen! This is one of your best. I love it. Just wanted to let you know that I'm starting up the Thriving on Thursday party again tomorrow and this project of yours will be featured. Can't wait to see what else you've been up to.

    Anne xx

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  23. Well done you. It looks awesome - sometimes you gotta do something to realise it isn't for you

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  24. Looks great! Always up for trying new things even if you don't like it you always learn something.

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