Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Fidget Quilt #5

Finished!  "Ribbon Pull" or fidget quilt #5.


 The little yoyo and button anchors one end of a piece of sparkly gold elastic.


Another butterfly and a "snippet roll" 
made from scrap pieces of fidget quilts
adds more texture.

I got the idea of the ribbon pull from Next Comes L's page from a quiet book


 She got the idea from The Imagination Tree.



I was excited to find such great ideas!

The next one (#6) is almost finished.  It is a completely scrappy quilt.  
I'm working on ideas and small items for embellishments
for the next quilt (#7).

14 comments:

  1. Sweet quilt!! Have a great week. xo

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  2. What an intriguing idea!

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    1. The ribbon pull is fun and will be a good activity. I'm grateful to both blogs for the idea. :)

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  3. Wow, you are really cranking these out, Jen! I love the colors and all the great things to fidget with on this one. You know, there's a couple in my church who just had a baby, and it occurs to me that this type thing would be a wonderful way to entertain a little one during church! so many possibilities - so many great ideas :)

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    1. There are similar ideas for baby quilts. I made some tag quilts with soft fabrics for grandchildren several years ago, and they are great entertainment for little ones. For newborns, the blankets or quilts are very simple with soft fabrics and lots of tags. If the baby is older, then the activity blankets may have more items added. Several shops on Etsy sell them..

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  4. I love this quilt. Great imagination for the textures, particularly the kite tail.

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    1. Thanks, Heather! And thanks for visiting!

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  5. Oh my goodness! the ideas, the sheer number of quilts, the darling colors! This one is just adorable. I love the bright colors of the snippet roll (reminds me of a flower) and the ribbon pull idea is fantastic. I can see my poor momma's hands playing with the ribbons and folding (rolling up) the quilt over and over.

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    1. All those small things-- like the twine cord, the snippet rolls, the fabric flowers, the yoyo's--that I've either had left-over from other projects or just made to pass the time, now are finding their ways into quilts. Of course, it also gives me the opportunity to make more with the scraps I generate. :)

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  6. Amazing and colorful quilt. So clever. Great work, Jenny.

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    1. Thanks, Teresa. You and your mother were an inspiration in this endeavor with the quilts. I was so sorry to hear of her passing. Will have to do something else in exchange for the wonderful Leggo table Ricky made for Bryce Eleanor. I'm thinking about it, but if you have any suggestions....

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