Monday, January 19, 2015

Scrappy Quilting

I admire quilters who can turn their scraps into lovely quilts.  I do not have that gift, but luckily I have some clients who do.

 Ina made this lovely disappearing nine patch with a pretty yellow background.  I used the "Fascination" panto on this one and I like the texture that it added.  A light mossy green was the thread choice that played nicely on both the soft yellow background, blue border and everything in between.

Sherry made this stunning string quilt from some of her blue fabrics. This quilt is even more stunning in person.

When I look at the individual fabrics Sherry put together into a single block I am amazed.  I know I would have pulled some out because they "didn't match" to my eyes, but the variety of fabrics is what makes the quilt sparkle.  There is truly a little bit of everything in this one, and the bits of turquoise really brings it to a whole new level.

 We decided on the "Raindrops" panto with a medium blue thread.


  1. lovely scraps, super strings, but my favourite is the one almost hidden, a diamond delight. Superb colours in every one, my favourite blues, purples and more. And "raindrops" that design fits in perfectly. Hope you are keeping warm, and have a great week, Jean.

  2. They both look really great and are wonderful ways to use up those scraps.

  3. Was the string quilt foundation pieced? Did you use batting? If so, what kind?

    I am making a string quilt, on a foundation. Several in my quilt guild have recommended that it be quilted without batting. What do you recommend?