Daffy's Stitchy Friends

Monday, December 22, 2014

A Totally Useless Tableful

It's our last New Moon of 2014! Have you enjoyed posting photos of your rubbish this year? I know I have! I spent the first half of the year cross stitching and collected a small jar full.


The 2nd half of the year was spent learning how to quilt. I swear it has completely taken over my crafty life. I haven't done any cross stitching since our last TUSAL meeting. I've been too busy finishing my second quilt. So I will show off the ORTs gathered from making it. There is a pile of bits from trimming fabric to make blocks and from squaring blocks. A pile of trimmings after quilting and a tangle of threads from all the sewing. Yes, I am obsessed enough to save them...


A table full of ORTs!

And here is what I created! The quilt is a full/queen size. I also made two queen size pillow shams and two standard pillowcases, plus a small throw pillow. Not too shabby considering I could barely sew when I started this adventure. The bedding is all machine washable and nothing has exposed seams to fray. I'm quite pleased by how nice everything turned out!


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We want to see your ORTs! Leave a comment on this post with a link to your December TUSAL post so we can come visit! If I hold a Totally Useless giveaway your comment will earn you an extra entry.

Wondering what a TUSAL is and why all these people are posting pictures of rubbish? Click here to learn more and join the fun!


Yes, I will be continuing our TUSAL next year! Watch my blog for the 2015 sign-up post, coming soon!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

45 comments:

CJ said...

Your quilt is fabulous. Years ago I wanted to make a quilt and it just never happened. You give me inspiration.

Great job!!

CJ

Lana said...

Love your quilt!! So beautiful!!

Caitlin D said...

Lovely quilt! I'm quite impressed with the massive project you took on. :-)

sew.darn.quilt said...

Your quilt is gorgeous, I love the colours! Congratulations on a beautiful finish.

Heather said...

Great job! I do know how to sew, but I'm not ready to try a big quilt you. Yay for you!

Robin said...

Your quilt, throw pillow and shams are gorgeous.

Robin in Virginia

Shelly said...

Wonderful quilt. At least you still had a pretty good amount of stitching orts. And here's my measly amount-
http://shelly-anarizonastitcher.blogspot.com/2014/12/final-tusal-of-2014.html

Thanks!

Carla Eldridge said...

That quilt is LOVELY!!! It reminds me of when I first started and love that you are as into it as the rest of us...one of usssssssssssss.

Linky to my TUSAL for December
http://scealteach.blogspot.com/2014/12/december-tusal-and-ripping-and-audio.html

Sweet Sue said...

wishing you warmest christmas greetings and a wonderfully stitchy 2015!

xstitchlibrarian said...

Your quilt and pillows are great. Well done! I'd love to start quilting but I have no sewing experience, so I'll stick to cross-stitch for now.

Rike said...

Hi,
your quilt is wonderful.

I send you warm Christmas wishes and have a great time in 2015.

Rike

PS: Here's my ortjar http://blog.handarbeitskorb.de/2014/12/23/tusal-22-12/

Akila said...

Wow, that's quite a collection of Orts from both crafts.
Lovely colorful quilt. I have not been very regular with posting mine this year, but promise to keep up from next year. Waiting for your post :)

Pam in IL said...

A table full of ORTS = a beautiful quilt! Lovely!

Carol said...

Another beautiful quilt AND pillow shams AND pillowcases AND a pillow!! Really impressed with your foray into quilting, Sharon--they all look wonderful.

Merry Christmas to you :)

sew.darn.quilt said...

My TUSAL for December, 2014
http://sewdarnquilt.blogspot.ca/2014/12/tusal-for-december.html

Glad to read that you're continuing in 2015.
Merry Christmas and all the best in 2015*

Khristine Doiron said...

Your quilt is beautiful and it sure makes for some pretty ORTs!

D1-D2 said...

Nice quilt. My last TUSAL report http://d1-d2.blogspot.ca/2014/12/december-tusal.html

Brenda said...

Here are my ORTs for Dec and for the whole compilation for the entire year! WOW.....I had a lot! You can see mine at this link:

http://time2xstitch.blogspot.com/2014/12/sg-advent-day-22-and-tusal-time-post.html

Sandy In Montana said...

Your quilt is gorgeous Sharon. That is quite the pile you have there, that beats the size of mine. You can hop on over to my blog at http://smalltownstitchin.blogspot.com to have a peek at my final ort count.

Take Care & Happy Stitchin'
Hugs, Sandy

cerato said...

Beautiful quilt!!
This is my last TUSAL:
https://cerato.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/tusal-diciembre-4/
Till next TUSAL 2015!!

I wish you a Merry Christmas!!

Bea said...

Your quilt is beautiful - love the colours.

Lindsay said...

Love the quilt.

Here are my orts http://purplepds.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/a-late-tusal-from-me.html

Stitching Noni said...

Merry Christmas!
Thank you for hosting the TUSAL for 2014, and for setting it all up again for 2015!
I have been a bit remiss the last couple of months with blogging and posting but I am hopefully back on track again ready for next year....
My last 2014 TUSAL is now up and jar will be emptied read for 2015!
Hugs xx
Stitching Noni's TUSAL

moosecraft said...

As much as I love the look of cross stitched items... I enjoy the process of quilting so much more... lol! Your quilt and shams look fabulous! So glad you are enjoying quilting!

AnaCristina said...

Merry Christmas!

Jan Jones said...

Love The quilts!!! you'll find my TUSAL post at the bottom of my wipocalypse post. http://jan1228.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-two-for-one-posting.html I'll have a last 'end of the year' TUSAL post as well.

Julie said...

Spectacular quilting, well done.
Merry Christmas! x

Country Wife said...

Very nice and Merry Christmas I will be taking part in the sal in 2015.

Suz said...

That quilt is fantastic! I took a quilting course this year as well. I love sewing, but cross stitching is still calling to me, and got in the way of some babyquilt progress I wanted to make ;)

And Thank You for continuing the TUSAL into 2015 :D

Here's a link to my TUSAL report (I'm late, I've been sick ;) )
http://suzemo.blogspot.com/2014/12/december-tusal-ihsw.html

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

The quilt is lovely.
I always post my TUSAL on time but then forget to comment here!

http://serendipitousstitching.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/tusal-of-tradition.html

Deb said...

Beautiful quilt! Congrats!
I did not have a TUSAL this past year. Will have one dor 2015!

katica said...

a little late but I've posted my tusal!

I will definitely be joining in for 2015!

Linda said...

Lovely quilt Sharon.
Here is the link to my TUSAL post:
http://www.bengalcatlover10.blogspot.com/2014/12/dec-tusal-2-finishes-stash.html

Linda

SueFitz said...

Great looking quilt. I hope to join tussle again this year. Haven't been stitching lately, but have decided that I need to foe myself again. Already picked out several projects

Roberta said...

Have been really bad about posting my tusal hope to be better next year. Your quilt is lovely congrats on the new venture.

Becca Woodthorpe said...

Very late, but here it is! http://findingflapjack.blogspot.com/2014/12/festive-fun.html

Jenna said...

I really admire anyone who can quilt. You did a beautiful job and I love the matching shams!

Stitching Angel said...

Hi just waiting on your post to join your TUSAL 2015 hope it's up soon. Love your quilt.

Lija Broka said...

My final report:
http://stitchingincrossesandmore.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/sheep-22-tusal-and-wipocalypse-final.html

Sheryl S. said...

Checking-in late this month but here is my Orts jar, full and overflowing.
http://sewingafterseven.blogspot.com

Brigitte said...

Wow, this quilt is so beautiful. And you even added some matching pillows, what a neat idea.

lekae said...

my whole year TUSal jar http://otnoroktushkana.blogspot.ru/2015/01/tusal.html

Angela P said...

You did a wonderful job on the quilt! Happy New Year :)

totallytoadlily said...

Your quilt is beautiful!

Zhemchug said...

My jar finally )))) Greate quilt!!!!!