A Little Encouragement Goes a Long Way!

by Nicole

Did you all know you are the best readers?!?  Thank you for your words of encouragement about my second attempt at making a bed-size quilt. 

As I was piecing this one, your comments kept coming to mind and urged me to keep going.

After stitching the last border on, I took the top to my bed for a trial run. Fits nicely, I think.

It measures 94″ x 105″ and already it is heavy. I thought I could tape it to the wall to take a photo of the whole thing, but no matter how much tape I used, it kept falling down.

So here’s a photo of it on the floor.

Here are a few closeups.

I’m still amazed that I had all these scraps. And would you believe my scrap bins are still full?!? I think another scrap quilt will be in order soon.  But first, I’ll link this one up to the Festival of Scrappiness.  And then, I’ll figure out how I’m going to quilt this big quilt on my little machine.

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Debbie March 26, 2012 - 1:58 pm

Oh that IS big, Nicole! So beautiful though! Good luck with the quilting!

Pieces of Cotton March 26, 2012 - 2:09 pm

So beautiful! I love your color choices and placement – that is going to be a stunning quilt.

Paige March 26, 2012 - 2:42 pm

I give you credit for quilting that yourself. I'm kind of a wimp and always rent time on my LQS's long arm machine for anything bigger than a baby quilt! It is beautiful! http://www.paperstarfish.prettyposies.com

Rachel Hauser March 26, 2012 - 2:45 pm

Congrats, Nicole! Good luck on the quilting and the bottomless scrap bins.

Toni March 26, 2012 - 2:50 pm

That is so beautiful, Nicole! I'm sure it will look fabulous on your bed. And isn't it amazing how scrap bins never get empty?

Debbie March 26, 2012 - 3:10 pm

Wonderful scrap quilt. Love your use of color. Didn't you know that when you open the scrap bin that the scraps breed like bunnies? You need to do another project to keep them happy.

Colette March 26, 2012 - 3:13 pm

Wow, all from scraps, it looks great! You know, I think it's illegal to have an empty scrap bin 😉 x

beth lehman March 26, 2012 - 3:19 pm

it's beautiful! bravo! the wide sashing around it looks great!

Lori March 26, 2012 - 3:26 pm

this is going to be fabulous. job well done.

iluvmybugs March 26, 2012 - 3:27 pm

Love the design and color combo…look forward to seeing it finished!

shelitha2 March 26, 2012 - 4:04 pm

WOW! It looks very good! I'm impressed and inspired.

Shauna March 26, 2012 - 4:37 pm

WOW!! This quilt is great!! I love the colors you used and the pattern is fantastic!!

Kelly March 26, 2012 - 5:59 pm

Looks fab Nicole!

Carrie P. March 26, 2012 - 6:18 pm

Oh, your quilt is just beautiful! Love the fabric colors.

Katy Cameron March 26, 2012 - 6:45 pm

Oh wow, it looks fab! (Can I just be utterly jealous of that much free floor space though?!)

Annabella March 26, 2012 - 7:09 pm

Bravo Nicole – you`ve done an amazing job! It`s beautiful. Yea for scrappy.

Lynn March 26, 2012 - 7:14 pm


Heidi Staples March 26, 2012 - 8:45 pm

Love it, Nicole! The colors and pattern really work!

Lisa C in GA. March 26, 2012 - 9:06 pm

I love the colors in this!

tubilinha tiacarminha March 26, 2012 - 9:12 pm

Maravilhosa!!!!!Coragem,termine esta e comece logo outra,para nosso deleite.Um beijo enorme minha linda.E que DEUS te abençoe e inspire.Esta combinação de cores ficou o máximo.Obrigada por compartilhar.

Cherie March 26, 2012 - 9:44 pm

Looks amazing! All the close ups of the fabric lush! All scraps and you still have more! You know what to do with them…;)

Megan March 26, 2012 - 10:53 pm

You have amazing patience Nicole, but also I think you work at the speed of light! It's beautiful!

t. anne March 26, 2012 - 11:42 pm


Heather D. March 27, 2012 - 12:43 am

Very very nice, Nicole. You should be proud! Good luck with the quilting.

Sunni @ Love Affair with my Brother March 27, 2012 - 1:25 am

I love this. You are making me want to buy that book!

Lisa Lisa March 27, 2012 - 1:38 am

Nicole – That is absolutely beautiful!

Vivian March 27, 2012 - 11:22 am

You did it! Looks great!

And don't worry about quilting it. when you quilt the only area of concern at any moment is the one between your hands. As Paula Reid says, just "Stuff and Fluff" the rest.

Jennifer March 27, 2012 - 3:45 pm

It's beautiful! It's going to be beautiful on your bed!

Jennifer 🙂

The Thompsons March 27, 2012 - 8:27 pm

So beautiful!!!

Foster March 27, 2012 - 10:55 pm

Wonderful, colorful quilt. I gave you the Sunshine Award over at my blog. Stop by and grab your award.

miamihoney March 28, 2012 - 1:27 am

So perfect!! Great work.

karen March 28, 2012 - 2:58 am

Wow, what a large and lovely beauty indeed!! You are so prolific Nicole!! Great work!

LizA. March 29, 2012 - 1:10 am

Absolutely beautiful!

Kim March 29, 2012 - 1:11 pm

Great use of colors…….nice scraps :0). funny to see how current your scraps are as a fairly new quilter……heck I think some of my scraps are older than you!
Yes, they scraps have a way of multiplying!
good luck in the giveaway over at the Festival of Scrappiness ;0)

Happy sewing

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