Monday, August 03, 2009

Scrappier than It Oughta Be


I'm still using my Paddington fabric for charity quilts. This is all of it, the amount of fabric came out perfectly, as though I'd planned it. My guild uses this pattern a lot: six inch squares, all the same or scrappy, and three inch wide sashing and cornerstones. If you have scrappy squares the wide sashing pulls them together, or, as you can see from this example, scrappy wide sashing can create chaos from matching squares. Oh, well. Live and learn.

14 comments:

floribunda... aka Julie said...

I think it's kind of cute! May have to "borrow" that pattern to use up some overflow scraps and stash pretty soon...

Vicki W said...

I don't see any problem with it at all!

Libby Fife said...

Well, blue and yellow is my favorite and you can't beat Paddington Bear. I think the yellow cornerstones and the Paddington fabric pull it all together:) Very cute.

Candace said...

I think this will make its new owner very happy - it certainly does me!
Cheers!

GARI said...

I like scrappy but for some reason I have difficulty doing them. I like your quilt. I try to do a charity quilt every other month and am always looking for a different pattern to try. Thanks

Beena said...

This is very cute!

The Calico Cat said...

Hey, I think it is cute with scrappy sashing.

Debra said...

The more scraps the better--that's my theory! I think this is a wonderful kid quilt. I use that formula a lot too--easy math and readily available scrap sizes.

Joyce said...

I'm actually quite a big fan of chaos. I like this one a lot.

Michele's Quilting Journey said...

Not too scrappy for me! I absolutely LOVE it!!! And I agree blue and yellow are always wonderful together and who doesn't love Paddington! I love the whole look of this fun quilt :)

Deb Geyer said...

I love it! And my daughter said, "Nice quilt!"

Barbara C said...

Great pattern. I might have to borrow it too.

Granny Fran said...

Love that pattern; looks good, but simple to sew. Since I like scrappy quilts and blue and yellow quilts, I think this one is great and cheerful for the receiver.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I like it! Even though the sashings are different fabrics - by using all the same color it really does tie it altogether. Love the idea for a pattern and I have several baby/toddler quilts to make before Christmas and have been dragging my heels because I don't have enough of any 1 fabric that matches - but this will work. Thanks!