The scrap vomit is done, dude! I am so beyond thrilled with this quilt I cannot begin to convey it’s awesome.

I’ve had it in my hot little hands for a couple of weeks now and every time I see it it brings a smile to my face.  While my Mum was here for the Little Man’s birthday I had it on her bed and it was so great to see it being used.


The fabulous (and uber talented) Raylee Bielenberg of Sunflower Quilting did the quilting on this beauty and I love it.  I chose a pattern that had hard points and smooth curves to try and play off the diamond pattern in the patchwork and I’m thrilled with how it came out.


I had Raylee bind the quilt in a rainbow striped fabric that I had in the stash and it just works so well with the busy that is this vomit.

The binding is funny in that the prominent colours change depending on what it is next too and how close to the B Blocks it is.  It’s great.

gnomeangel_scrapvomit_finished_21The alternating B Blocks make a big difference to the overall effect as well.  I’m so glad I didn’t go with one block.  The colours just seem to pop more because of the differences.


This quilt is everything I hoped it would be and more.  I love looking at all the different fabrics and knowing that they came from all over the world.  I love knowing that somewhere out there my fabrics are part of someone else’s scrap vomit.

I was listening to my iPod a couple of days ago and Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colours” came on and it made me think of this quilt that I have made for my son.

Lyrics | Dolly Parton lyricsCoat Of Many Colors lyrics

Back through the years
I go wonderin once again
Back to the seasons of my youth
I recall a box of rags that someone gave us
And how my momma put the rags to use
There were rags of many colors
Every piece was small
And I didn’t have a coat
And it was way down in the fall
Momma sewed the rags together
Sewin every piece with love
She made my coat of many colors
That I was so proud of
As she sewed, she told a story
From the bible, she had read
About a coat of many colors
Joseph wore and then she said
Perhaps this coat will bring you
Good luck and happiness
And I just couldnt wait to wear it
And momma blessed it with a kiss

My coat of many colors
That my momma made for me
Made only from rags
But I wore it so proudly
Although we had no money
I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me

So with patches on my britches
Holes in both my shoes
In my coat of many colors
I hurried off to school
Just to find the others laughing
And making fun of me
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me

And oh I couldnt understand it
For I felt I was rich
And I told them of the love
My momma sewed in every stitch
And I told em all the story
Momma told me while she sewed
And how my coat of many colors
Was worth more than all their clothes

But they didn’t understand it
And I tried to make them see
That one is only poor
Only if they choose to be
Now I know we had no money
But I was rich as I could be
In my coat of many colors
My momma made for me
Made just for me

I made this quilt for the Little Man.  I made it for him to use over the years, to keep him entertained and amused and to provide him with comfort and warmth.  I made it so he can wrap himself in it and think of his mother and know that he is loved.


The backing fabric makes me smile and every time the Little Man sees it he reaches for it and smiles. I wish I had had enough to do the entire back, but the Ikea fabric I used to make it complete is some of my favourite fabric and I’ve been holding on to it for years so I’m happy it’s part of something so special.

The back is drill cotton so it’s heavy and (hopefully) durable. I want this quilt to be a part of our family for many (many) years to come.


The quilts details:

Pattern: Scrap Vomit by Katy Jones of I’m a Ginger Monkey

Quilting by: Raylee Bielenberg of Sunflower Quilting

Quilt Pattern: Scintillation

Thread used for Quilting: Rasant 3744

Fabric for B Block pattern: Kona Indigo, Sketch Lipstick and Sketch Nectar

Blog posts for Samuel’s Technicolour Yawn: here, here, here and here.

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  1. This is a brilliant quilt and absolutely beautiful! The long arming really accentuates it! I admire the arrangement of obscure scraps that came together to make something so beautiful! WOW! Where did your poem come from? That was touching! Great job Angie!

  2. I love your quilt! So sad, Katy has disabled her blog and we can no longer access her pattern 🙁

  3. Love it! Love the name. I started mine tonight. I can resist no longer! Might make it my quilt for August…give me a chance to start collecting/cutting vomit!

    Thanks for the inspiration

    • So glad you’re starting your own. It’s so much fun and comes together really quickly (especially if you strip piece your b blocks, which I didn’t). Check out SwapBot I started some vomit square swaps on there and now there’s heaps running – it’s a great way to get some variety in your quilt. Also Katy (I’m a Ginger Monkey) has a Flickr group and there’s often swaps happening on their discussion board. Have fun with it!

  4. All time favourite song. Makes me cry every time I hear it (and read the lyrics too apparently).
    Love that you made a quilt of many colours. My mum crocheted one for me and I’m hoping she can teach me when she visits so I can do the same.

    • I love Dolly, and it’s kind of fitting that this song reminds me of this quilt because we saw Dolly in concert when I was 3 months pregnant with the Little Man.

      Crochet is really great (once you figure out how to hold the hook and your yarn) – it’s so fast and so versatile. There’s also heaps of yarn types in Canberra, which can be handy if you get stuck. Brown Owls often do an introduction to crochet that’s great.