Monday, May 5, 2008

Tied Scrap Quilt

I decided to make a scrap quilt around easter time. I booked tickets for a trip to the US this comming summer, I will then for certain come home with lots of new fabrics. So I decided to dig into my fabric pile and get them used up. I now realize I can make many many more before I am out of fabric!
The quilt has 24 x 28 squares, each measuring 4 inches each. It covers a big double bed. The quilt is tied, a good alternative to quilting larger projects. It is done by using a frame. See instructions on tying. Also good instructions on tying and making the frame om Mother Earth News (also picture gallery) .




This technique is used a lot by the older generation in the US, I have earlier received several as gifts from my Mother-in-Law C. I actually saw this kind of technique used for the bedspread at the "Skrattegard-huset" located at Hallingdal Museum. The house was built by an norwegian emigrant in North Dakota, and moved to Norway in 1998. The tiny house contained only a table, a bed and a big wood oven. The quilt was then of course made of fabric scraps from used clothes. Different times, we are blessed with our stacks!

2 comments:

Hanne said...

Nå har jeg tittet i bloggen din, og ser du er en som er opptatt av mye forskjellig.
Så heldig du er som kan titte på rådyr ute i naturen.
Jeg synes arbeidene dine er veldig fine.
Nydelig lappeteppe med knyting i stede for quilting.
Det må ha tatt lang tid , for teppet ditt er stort.

Hanne

Marit said...

Så fint dette teppe var. Det var første gang jeg hørte om denne knytteteknikken.
Takk for kommentar på mitt serviettboks trekk. Det sto forklaring i Familien en gang for en stund siden. Jeg har skjært opp en slik pappboks som jeg tegner mønster etter, så syr jeg yttersiden og foret sammen i toppen, man kan jo sette sammen stoff eller bare bruke en farge.
Etterpå syr jeg det hele sammen som en sylinder og trekker det utenpå boksen. Det kan limes fast, men jeg syns det er greit å ha det løst så kan en bytte det ut etter årstid.