Summer of Scrap Vomit

After a long absence due to a computer crisis, a vacation, a second computer crisis, the purchase of a new computer, and then a lightening strike that left us without phones or internet for ten days I am back at last. It feels like an eternity since I have been consistently online, and it is time for that to change. It is time for the summer of Scrap Vomit!!!

Thank you so much to all of you wonderful quilters and sewists who have shared from your stashes and lives to make this project possible. I have indeed made my goal, though due to the difficultly in finding enough suitable black prints I have had to scale things back a wee bit in terms of scale, but I have added a third SV quilt to the family: now I am making a queen (98″ x 98″), a short twin (70″ x 70″) and a dolly SV quilt (24″ x 24″) for Bee’s new dolly named Molly (Molly came home from Wife after her recent trip to Italy). Nevertheless there will be an incredible number of squares flying around now that the grand sort has been completed. I think it is going to take far less time to stitch these quilts than it did to sort all the squares…

So, who wants to see some squares? How about the first four today???

thomas-knauer-sews-scrap-vomit-block1

thomas-knauer-sews-scrap-vomit-block2

thomas-knauer-sews-scrap-vomit-block3

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thomas-knauer-sews-scrap-vomit-detail1I love, love, love the block with the little cartoon girl looking wistfully across the way at Fonzie (I still can’t believe someone made Fonzie fabric), but my favorite part is Aneela Hoey’s girl on a swing from Sherbet Pips. I adore her swinging there in her square!!!

So, those are the first four B blocks. Twenty more to go for the queen quilt (I actually have more than four done, but don’t wanna overload y’all). These are the most fun blocks to make ever!!! I love digging through my bags of squares and putting together each block; I spend almost as much time playing with squares as I do sewing. This quilt is really a pattern-lover’s dream.

So, the Summer of Scrap Vomit has begun. Keep your eyes out for more bocks, and an announcement about the Scrap Vomit Pillow Swap I wanna do with you all. I actually have more squares than I could possibly use (I got a few boxes at the end that pushed me way past my goal). So we need to find some good homes for these squares…

Oh, and a bunch more announcements coming soon, soon, soon!!!

I’ve missed you all so much!!!

Hugs,
Thomas

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9 Responses to Summer of Scrap Vomit

  1. 1

    They look sooooo cool! Looks like the Grinch is giving a snide look to the schools square. Ha!

    • 1.1
      thomas says:

      Thanks. I love that too. I also love how it looks like the doggie in that one is watching the fireworks above, and the bunny tucked into the bottom right of that block…

  2. 2
    Candi says:

    Fonzie fabric? Oh my!
    I love the bunny in the center of the second block!

    • 2.1
      thomas says:

      Ditto… Originally it was gonna be all about the little girl looking at the bunny, but I couldn’t resist adding Fonzie to the row with the girl…

  3. 3
    Kaye Prince says:

    I recognize some of the scraps I gave you at QM in those blocks – the yellow rooster in particular, hehe! Lookin’ good so far darling!

  4. 4

    Glad you’re back! Those squares look great, can’t wait to see more. :)

  5. 5
    Laurie Golash says:

    Hi, Cool!
    Just want to tell you that I like your cool stuff and I’m glad I found you! I saw an article about you in Stitch magazine (found this mag while on vacation – never saw it before). I thought you sounded interesting and found you on Twitter. Love the quilt vomit and love your new fabric. Thanks for opening new windows!

    • 5.1
      thomas says:

      Thanks. I am so excited to be doing all of this. It has been an amazing year!!! Thanks for the love; I can’t wait to get to sew with my own fabric!!!

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