Friday, 5 October 2012

and that makes 4...

...the fourth scrap vomit quilt top is all done. I am still not sick (ha ha - geddit) of this pattern, I think I'll always enjoy piecing these quilts mostly because there is nothing more satisfying than piecing a quilt without being selective about fabrics. In fact, deliberately hunting for really awful scraps that would normally be pushed aside for something prettier and hipper and more designer is incredibly satisfying. Plus, scrappy quilts have stories to tell. This time I used tangerine for the centre crosses because I shamelessly copied Audrie. I like to think that on opposite sides of the Atlantic we can both sit under our sister quilts whilst we chat to each other.

sv number 4

In case you don't know the story, because it's been a while since I told it, this quilt by Melanie (which will always be a superior quilt to any I make, it has over 3000 1.75" squares in it) was the catalyst I needed to make my own (her quilt was from a pattern in an old 2002 edition of American Patchwork and Quilting) and has now become a complete obsession. Melanie is one of those people that I would love to know in real life, every single thing she makes amazes me. I'd like to sit and drink tea with her, Lynn and C. I'd probably go all quiet and shy though, but, boy - the things you could learn from just listening to them. They're my holy trinity of amazeballs crafters.

Brenda asked if I'd like to do a giveaway of a large FQ bundle of scrap vomit. Ummmm...heck yes. There's 25 fat quarters in this pack, randomly picked with no consideration of what goes with what. In actual fact, a lot of the fabrics in these packs are really awesome...some are not so awesome...some are pretty awful. They are, however, all designer quilting cottons, from well known manufacturers - no nasty stuff in quality here. They make a great stash building bundle as well, because the value is great (working out at $6/yard). If you use SPIN15 on these, you get 15% off, which makes them even crazier good value.
One lucky person gets a scrap vomit bundle of their very own. Just leave a comment on this post to win (I'll pick a winner in a week, October 11th...or so...I'll be in Salt Lake City so I may be having too much fun at Sewing Summit...I'm being honest here)

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160 comments:

Marla said...

I spy a golden retriever puppy! I like the light blue tangerine combo here. I've never been so excited for a chance to get some vomit...

Sarah said...

Every time you make another scrap vomit quilt, I desperately want one. Then I start cutting squares, and then the project gets cast aside before it even gets started because cutting that many 2.5" squares is absolute torture to me. If only they would cut themselves...Beautiful quilt!!

Anna said...

I'm actually jealous that I haven't accumulated enough scraps to make a scrap vomit quilt of my own, one day! Thanks for the give away!

Kelsey said...

I must make one of these soon!! I have to start chopping up my scraps!! Love them all :)

Nicole Follow the White Bunny said...

OMG count me in count me in! I want this so bad! Working on SV quilt no 2 and this would be for SV quilt no 3 :D

Gill said...

I would love to make a SV quilt!
Have a great time at sewing summit - We will want to hear all about it when you get back!!

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

I love the idea of a scrap vomit bundle! :)

Lisa said...

I don't usually go in many giveaways but Oct 11 is my birthday so maybe it's an omen :)

CarolT said...

Oh I just love your quilt. I have to get cracking and make one myself. Have fun in SLC.

Rosanne Derrett said...

I'm up for it having finished SV2 this week (see blog)

A hint for cutting - cut your scraps as you go with other projects. Saves time and minimises affort.

butwehavethistreasure said...

I'd love some (s) crap fabric! :)

Waverlee said...

I love your scrap vomit quilts. One day I will make my own.

Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

It looks awesome! Do you use stabilizer for the squares? They're tiny!

Carla said...

This is so fabulous! A scrap quilt needs some 'not so fabulous' fabrics ; )

ItsNurseJessi said...

Me ME! Pick me!!!
That is a super fab and scrapilicous quilt! I love it.

B Greene said...

Well, I have completed my first Scrap Vomit quilt. However, even before the first one was completely pieced, I had already started on a second - they are addicting!! Thanks for the chance to win the bundle - it would give @3 a jump start :-) Have fun in SLC!

Kristen said...

Every time I see one of your scrap vomit quilts I can't wait to have enough fabric to do that. Slowly I'm getting there. ;)

You made an incredible quilt. Love that tangerine pop in the center.

Jess said...

As a new quilter, I don't have enough scraps to take on this type of quilt yet, but it would be awesome to try with this bundle! Thanks.

Penny said...

I have lots of scraps just waiting to be cut into 2.5" squares but winning this bundle would give me a lot more variety. Just a couple more WIPs to finish up then I can begin...

Deb said...

I'm so inspired by your quilt, it's lovely. I'm collecting scraps for mine!

Meg said...

I would love to make a SV Quilt of my own; I just haven't been quilting long enough to have enough scraps! I'm working on it, though!
Thanks for the giveaway!
megromeo@gmail.com

Astormorray said...

These quilts look so neat! I probably do have enough scraps to attempt one, but can't pass up an opportunity to win more...

Cathy Tomm said...

Great vomit quilt top. Love a give away. Thanks for a chance to win.

Lisa said...

Oh I would love to make one of these! pick me please! hehe

Shannon said...

Have been envying your scrap quilt and wanting to make my own. Need to get started don't I? Perhaps some new fabric would help!

mtnquiltr said...

I love scrappy quilts, the more scraps the better, so I'd better enter your giveaway, right?!!

Unknown said...

Great Quilt! It may be called vomit but I think it looks like it's been made from the seagulls favourite bits (those never get left behind!)

Jitka Oherová, Czech Repubic said...

I love scraps quilt, and your pattern is perfect for scraps.

Sunnybec said...

I am making a scrappy string quilt at the moment -don't tell anyone but it may just be for the dog!! - I have to do something to stop him pinching mine!!!! Hugs

Hilachas said...

WTG! Sewing up your 4th quilt. I'm still working on my first Postage Stamp Quilt. I got bitten by the bug too but I need more fabric. Your giveaway is perfect. Thanks for the opportunity to win more fabric.

Anonymous said...

I was pondering where the carrot was in your bundle. All vomit has carrot bits

Helen Lay said...

Most of those squares look pretty tasteful, where are the Welsh miners?! Have a great time in America.

doodlebugmom said...

I never thought I would hope to win vomit! Thanks for the chance :)

Amira Ameruddin said...

Wow.. 4th one.. But I understand why you love it so much.. it is so beautiful and scrappy.. I am making mine in between other project.. I'm using spider technique as to reduce thread wasting in between project.. The best thing was not choosing the fabrics-just pick up and sew.. Love!

Jessica said...

beautiful quilt! the bundle sounds like lots of fun!

Genevieve said...

I love your blog!! Thanks for the chance to win some awesome and not so awesome fabrics...LOL

Amy said...

I LOVE your scrap vomit quilts! And I think it would be fun to make something from the scrap vomit pack. Sewing Summit is going to be a blast!

Karen said...

Love...next one for me will have a bright center in it ;) Have fun!

Isisjem said...

Now I have my new machine I may attempt a scrap vomit quilt. When I made my hexie charm quilt I loved that even fuggly fabric came into it's own once part of the whole quilt. So many people only wanted designer fabric - but really any fabric works at this scale doesn't it - in fact some is most definitely improved?

Two Wednesdays said...

It's a brilliant way of using up those "why on earth did I buy it!" FQ's (I've just spotted some artichoke fabric......) I love the fact that most of it requires no planning, just lots of sewing without thought. It's awesome.

Goldogmom said...

I would like to get better at using fabrics randomly. I do get caught wanting to match. I think this is partly because I have only been quilting for 3 years and I feel like if I go random, more experienced quilters will think I don't know how to piece ;-) But when I have done it, it IS very freeing and a fun way to use up scraps.

thanks for the chance to win!
Michelle

Jeana said...

I love the tangerine - I think I am really going to have to start my own soon!

linda said...

i have 5 vomit blocks done but need more fabric vomit ,great giveaway enjoy your trip .

Susan said...

Ooh--I'd love to win those. As soon as I finish some other projects around here, I want to make my own vomit--those would be a great addition to my mix.

LindseyAnne said...

This sounds like fun. I love the idea of a vomit bundle.

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

Well now....this is no "pukey" giveaway here....(grin). Please sign me up and thank you for the chance! And BTW....when copying somebody elses idea I always remind myself that "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery".....well that works for me.....lol....

Elsa said...

I just joined a scrap vomit swap through Swap Bot and just received my first package of 48 2/12" squares. I know it's going to take a lot more than the 144 I end up with but think it will be wonderful!
thanks for such a generous giveaway!

MaLora said...

I have been dying to try a scrap vomit quilt! I love the concept and the name. And who doesn't appreciate A coupon too? Thanks Katy!

heather said...

I love using ugly prints cut up really small. Thanks for the giveaway.

Sarina said...

Enjoy the sewing summit! It's definately starting to feel like fall here! The mountains are so beautiful right now!

unfinishedquilts said...

What an awesome giveaway!
4?!? I don't even have my first 10 blocks for the first one done! So jealous! I have gotten at least 2 others hooked on this idea and we are all having so much fun with it!
Thanks so much for a great pattern and a chance at a great giveaway :)

hueisei said...

Great Vomit top! I hope I'm the lucky winner.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Oh, how I'd love to win this vomity bundle! Thank you for the opportunity . . . .

Kacey said...

I don't know if I'll ever have enough scraps...winning the bundle would sure help! ;)

berylthepearl said...

Making a scrap vomit quilt is on my list, perhaps in the number one position! I'd love to win, thanks for the giveaway! I live in Salt Lake City and wonder if you admit day visitors to the sewing summit?

Mom2RyandSis said...

Love the tangerine centers! Thanks for the chance to win!

Courtneysews said...

I'd love to get a little vomit on me. Thanks for the chance!

kbzelazny said...

Who would think you could be excited about winning good quality,but possibly ugly fabric! That's awesome!

Melanie said...

I really don't think I belong in that trinity of quilters, but thank you! Tea would be lovely--I have a feeling I'd be the shy one though. :)

Heidi Staples said...

Wow! Thanks for sharing such a great bundle!

Elisabeth said...

Oh, lovely! I've started cutting squares for my first scrap vomit so it would be fun to have a whole bundle of fabrics to cut up. Thank you to you and Brenda for a great giveaway!

Catherine said...

wow, number 4, thats serious vomiting!

Jo Jo said...

Know what you mean about the piecing, it's lovely to do that. Very cool quilt!

Sarah Russett said...

I would love to win since I need more squares to get going on mine! Katy you rock!

ikk said...

I would love to have enough scraps to make such quilts for my nieces, looks like fun. Such a bundle would be a great help;)

Lucky said...

I just met with my modern quilt quild and asked for them to give me all of their scraps. I am pretty sure that they all though that I was crazy for wanting to complete one of these, but maybe I am a little. I am okay with that.
Thanks for the inspritation.

freakadoodles said...

I love the idea of these scrap vomit quilts. Someday I will make one...

stephmabry said...

I really want to start on one of these... but figure... I already have SO. MUCH. Fabric, and so many WIPs... do I really need another?

Yes, yes of course I do. Because every quilter is a secret hoarder / collector of pretty things. So I'd love to win. ;) Thanks for the chance!

jeanne e. said...

i want to say "such beautiful fabrics", but... i will say what a generous giveaway! thank you. :)

Deb said...

All hail the Scap Vomit Queen! So impressed you've cranked out 4!! Mine is in a holding pattern, I can't wait to get back to it!

cherylj said...

I would love some scrap fat quarters

jenna said...

Great giveaway! I would love to make a SV quilt.

Anonymous said...

I love your vomit!

dianemccandless@msn.com

LoBo333 said...

Great quilt! I love the orange plus signs. And what an awesome idea for a giveaway! I would love to win cool fabric.

kerrypuddy said...

I so want to make one - it's going on my list! Thanks for the chance to win some fugly fabric to make it vomtastic!

Johanna said...

Now that would be fun to say you won, "I just won scrap vomit!" My husband would really think I lost my mind for sure!

pennydog said...

I'm working on a floating block style scrap vomit quilt at the minute. Well sort of, I'm waiting for some squares from the swap that just happened to arrive and I've cut a whole bunch of my own so far.

Janice said...

I want my some scrap vomit! I may just have to buy it, though, if I don't win!

Shen said...

Oh pleeeeeeeease can I be randomly picked to win! I've just embarked on my own scrap vomit quilt (inspired by you and the @gnomeangel scrap vomit swap!) This would be such an awesome addition to my very meagre stash being VERY new to the world of Quilting. LOVE your latest quilt top too!!!

Sew Very Sherry said...

Wow! I'm making a scrap vomit quilted Quilter's Tote. I like yours though with the crosses in it. Nice idea for my next one.

Marci Girl said...

Since I think that vomiting is the funniest thing EVER, I think it appropriate that I should make a scrap vomit quilt!

Katy said...

I am in the process of teaching myself how to sew and quilt. A bundle of scrap vomit would be really useful! Hope you have fun in SLC!

Sarah Hasse said...

I just started cutting squares for my own scrap vomit. I have a feeling it'll be awhile before I get to sewing them together - boy do I need more ugly scraps! Thanks Brenda for the giveaway! I love Pink Castle Fabrics!!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Wowyzowie! What a giveaway!! I've got about 200 2.5 inch squares cut for a scrap vomit quilt so I have a lonnnnnng way to go and this giveaway would certainly help :) Have fun at Summit [jealous].

Pippa Parsons said...

ohhh I spy lots of my yummy's in there :O) need to get my bum in gear and sewing more together

Trudi said...

Well who wouldn't love to,win their own SV bundle to get them started, could even be the push over the edge I need! Have a fabulous time at SS :)

Becky Butler said...

I can't even imagine having that many scraps!

Denise in PA said...

I'd love some (scrap) vomit! o:)

Abbybeth said...

each scrap vomit quilt I see makes me love the concept even more ... I think I need one of my own - soon!

Lydia said...

Ooooooo so much vomity goodness.... LOL! Did you ever think you would hear someone say that? :p

Kelli said...

I love scraps-what fun! Have a great time at Sewing Summit!

cauchy09 said...

right back atcha, honeybunch! you're definitely on my list of quilters to meet someday.

and keep on making these scrappy-assed quilts. i squeal with delight every time i see one.

Ann Michelle said...

Someday a scrap vomit quilt will be necessary! Bit first the other projects that are undone... unless of course I win a scrap vomit bundle. :)

SewLittleToSay said...

I have so few scraps, but would love to make a scrap vomit quilt. I am hunting out scrap packs and thinking about trying to arrange a swap. These 25 FQs would be a big bonus.

Sarah Ashford said...

A scrap vomit quilt looks like so much fun, and what a great way to use up all those teeny tiny little bits too :-)

Sheila said...

First time I have tried to win a pile of vomitous fabric.

Brittani said...

I love this one, the tangerine centers look awesome! I'd love to win a bundle, I don't have enough scraps yet.

Tina Mac said...

Vomit never looked so good!!!

O My Word!?! said...

Yay for vomit! I would love to acquire a stash!

IzzyR said...

Im still working on the first one dare I say ??? Here's to lagging way behind..They are so colorful.

debby said...

I love the scrap vomit quilt. What a great way to use all those awful scraps.

Linda said...

I would LOVE to win the FQs and make a scrap vomit quilt with them.

Sally said...

I would love to make one of these scrap vomit quilts. In fact, I plan on it...someday, anyway :)

stitchinpenny said...

Who could resist a quilt with such an intriguing name? Bring on the fabrics.

Toni Selman said...

Do you know of anyone in the US who is organizing a fabric exchange for the scrap vomit quilt? If there's enough interest, I'd love to host one...
Toni
www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

Flying Blind... said...

Who knew we would all be so eager for some of Brenda's vom!
Merci buckets for the chance x

Tiffany said...

OOH pick me! :D

Lexi said...

Yay! Bundles of fabric that aren't my own! Always in need of new colours to look at. Thanks for the giveaway, lexilucas@gmail.com

Candace said...

I loved your joke and your quilt and your giveaway and I'm so jealous of your trip. Have a great time.

meli B said...

Can't believe you are on your 4th one of these quilts. It's still on my list to do.

pcflamingo said...

"amazeballs crafters" - I am stealing that phrase and I'm going to drop it into a conversation at the next gathering of my friends in the Stitching Girls Society and they will fall out laughing. I will give you proper credit.

Fiesta said...

I would so love go win. I started cutting the blocks for this quilt last night. I just need to pick up some black fabric tomorrow. Thanks for the chance.

bhafer said...

Can't believe you have made four of these! I have a bin started to make mine and would love more variety!

Tamie said...

Have fun at Sewing Summit. Wish I was there...

annieB said...

love your vomit quilts, got one on the way..Anne

Jennie P. said...

I just love the idea and the look of scrap vomit! Crossing fingers!!!

Elaine said...

Would love to make one of these!

Sarah said...

I need to really get on making one of these-each one you've posted has been cooler than the last! :)

Schirin said...

Thanks for the giveaway, I really could use some new fabric, be it awesome or awful :)

Anonymous said...

Vomit quilt top!!! That's awesome! I'd love to win this giveaway, to built my stash... Yum yum.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Neomi

Darcy said...

What a fin vomit-y giveaway! thanks to you and Brenda :-)

Rori said...

I just participated in my first swap, an International Scrap Vomit Swap and it was fun. Now I need to get more fabric...yea, right!
Thanks for the giveaway!

Angie said...

Ooooh, I would truly love to win these fabrics! :)

Nicky said...

I have so much old fabric I think I'm going to have to make one of these, or two or three....

Anna Honeysett said...

Oh I'd love to win this ... I need a bit of scrap vomit in my life:-).

diane said...

This could be the start to a really vomitty quilt. Is that a word?

AliceAndFlorence said...

Well since I haven't caught the bug and made one of these quilts yet, maybe now is the right time to come into contact with your scrap vomit so I can build up some immunity!
Wendy:)

Freddie said...

Love your scrap vomit quilts and I will have to try and make one. I have my mother's pile of 30 years worth of dressmaking cotton scraps to go through.

Anonymous said...

I feel a scap vomit coming on.

Harrysmum said...

I cut all my scraps into squares and strips for a SV quilt, but then procrastinate about it because I'll have more scraps when i make my next quilt.... maybe this stash pack will "allow" me to just get on with it!! Thanks for the chance to win!

eva said...

I love that scrap vomit bundle and wish it would be mine!!

Tonya Ricucci said...

that'd make a great birthday present! love your vomit quilts.

Patricia said...

I love scrap quilts and I am "feeling" your "vomit" quilt. Have printed off the directions and will start on mine, but I would love some of the new fabrics to mix with my old ones. Fingers crossed!

MariaG said...

Well, you got me hooked! I am in two scrap vomit swaps (thanks, gnomeangel!) and going crazy collecting all sorts of vomity fabrics. I will hopefully meet you in SLC, where I plan to bring a good amount of squares, just in case people want to swap or I can just get a jump start on the blocks. My fingers are crossed for some more awesome fabrics to add to the mix! Love, love, love your blog, btw.

MariaG said...

Well, you got me hooked! I am in two scrap vomit swaps (thanks, gnomeangel!) and going crazy collecting all sorts of vomity fabrics. I will hopefully meet you in SLC, where I plan to bring a good amount of squares, just in case people want to swap or I can just get a jump start on the blocks. My fingers are crossed for some more awesome fabrics to add to the mix! Love, love, love your blog, btw.

Jeanne Gwin said...

You convinced me I needed to make one of these. So time to get busy! Thanks for the chance to win a bundle of scrap vomit.

Wendy said...

Because I need another project on the go, I'd love to make this! Thanks for the chance to win vomit scraps.

bellalily said...

i already have bought a scrap vomit bundle and i absolutely love it. There are NO UGLY fabrics in it - however i would love another to continue with the project. Many thanks for the ideas and opportunities.

Louise O said...

Would love this- absolutely no excuse for starting a quilt whoever wins this! x

patti said...

I just heard about scrap vomit quilts the other day and I'm totally enthralled with them! I'd love to make one of my own and this giveaway woould be an amazing starting point! Thanks for the chance to win!

Chris Goscha said...

I am thoroughly enjoying making my first scrap vomit quilt. It is so much fun!! I hope I win. More scraps would be wonderful.

annie patch said...

I'm just planning my first scrap vomit quilt - but I need more scraps! These would come in very handy!

Lynn said...

Please don't call it vomit... it looks good enough to EAT! This looks like a great bundle!

Addibrae said...

That looks like a great bundle. I'd love to make a quilt like that.

Jennifer said...

wow! thanks for the chance to win this!!! i'd love a chance to make a quilt like this!

Stephanie C. said...

Ooh I can always use more fabric - pretty or vomit-y!

Judy said...

Your vomit could be my treasure!! Thanks!!

CathyK said...

I WILL make a SVQ one of these days! I WILL! BTW, your quilts are SOOOO beautiful!!!

Mindelicious said...

I moved to Salt Lake this summer, I really wish I was going to sewing summit! I bet you'll have a blast. Order a torpedo at Bruge's waffles and a coconut/mixed berry half and half gelato at Capo. Best eats in the city!

Hethie said...

Looking forward to hearing about sewing summit! I've been attempting to hold off making a scrap vomit quilt for a while, need to actually finish some projects before I start some more...however, if I acquired the fabric for it I'd have to do it!

ratty said...

i am cutting and saving as many scraps as possible to start my first scrap vomit :) just finished cutting up all those wierd fabrics i had stuck in the donate box..., felt WONDERFUL, LOL!

Nicky said...

It is really sickening just how good these quilts look! Must attack the old fabrics that are taking up valuable space in my cupboard ...Thanks Katy!

~Kelie~ said...

I LOVE the scrap vomit quilts you've made!
Thanks for the chance to win!

NotYetTheDodo said...

You are my scrap vomit heroine! Without you, I'd never have started one - and I definitely would not know the name :-)!

Keep up the good scrap vomiting and thanks for the giveaway!

dorte_dk (at) yahoo.dk

Christi said...

I would love to own some of your scrap vomit...I need to go through mine and start cutting. My vomit tub is overflowing too!!

cjpike at indiana dot edu

Alie said...

If only my vomit looked so good...

Diana said...

This scrap quilt is still on my wish list.

Inky said...

I love the part of your quilt that looks like a Golden puppy about to eat a fried egg. I have some of the eggy fabric and when a square of it goes into my SV quilt, now I really want to put it next to something that looks ready to eat it. (Maybe one of the really ugly dinosaurs scraps I have...)

Ronnie said...

Love scrap quilts and love your patern -and samples - but I need to change the name - for me (not for you, so chill) , or I just can't stay focused and sew. Hope I haven't missed a chance for this stash addition.

charlotte said...

Oh I'd love to win this great bundle! What a great addition to my pile of squares. Great blog I love reading it. Thanks

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