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:

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

    Great job!!

    CJ

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

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

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

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  5. Your quilt, throw pillow and shams are gorgeous.

    Robin in Virginia

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  6. 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!

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  7. 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

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  8. wishing you warmest christmas greetings and a wonderfully stitchy 2015!

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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/

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  11. 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 :)

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

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  13. 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 :)

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  14. 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*

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

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

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  17. 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

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  18. 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

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  19. 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!!

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  20. Your quilt is beautiful - love the colours.

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  21. Love the quilt.

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

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  22. 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

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  23. 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!

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  24. 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.

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  25. Spectacular quilting, well done.
    Merry Christmas! x

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

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  27. 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

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  28. 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

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

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  30. a little late but I've posted my tusal!

    I will definitely be joining in for 2015!

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  31. 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

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  32. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  42. My jar finally )))) Greate quilt!!!!!

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