Friday, September 25, 2009

Another Scrap Quilt

Between other things, I've been putting together this strip pieced quilt for the guild's service project. I love the way it turned out! Even better, it cleaned out my collection of bright strips left over from other projects, and by some wonderful luck I even had the dark blue binding already made. I pieced the strips to 7 1/2 inch squares cut from a worn sheet, put them together fairly randomly, and then used the remainder to make the border. It was the border which really emptied the bin; it was a brilliant idea, if I do say so myself!


The quilting is a free motion squiggle over all the seams. That's within my skill range, and worked out well. There's no pressure on something like this--fun and easy and useful.


For future reference, the Hobbs Heirloom poly-cotton batting shrunk quite a bit, and here's the result when the fabrics were all pre-washed. The uneven width of the strips gives the top an uneven appearance. I don't object to that on this project, but it's good to know.

11 comments:

Debra said...

Glad to see someone else is working on some scrap quilts too! I had to peek cloder to see your scraps-recognized a few I have too; like that Hoffman challenge fabric! It's headed for a scrap quilt here very soon too.

You can't beat the piano key border. I discovered it earlier in the year and boy, does it use up strips! Love it.

Wonderful quilt, Kay!

Joyce said...

Gotta love scrap quilts! THis one is gorgeous and I too love the piano key border.

Libby Fife said...

Hey, great results-everything blended really well. I love when everything comes together like magic:) I agree with Debra too-you can't beat that piano key border.

Beena said...

Love the strings and keys! Such great color!

Vicki W said...

I love these string quilts!

*karendianne. said...

How fun. I want to do a string quilt myself but I keep getting "sidestracked" - at some point I have to realize that it isn't just ME that doesn't have the energy to do it all - NO ONE can create all they want. There's no time in life. A String is on my list though. Never made even one block!

Nellie's Needles said...

FUN!

Barbara C said...

Congratulations on your ribbon win. You and Deb both did a wonderful job.

And this scrap quilt is lovely too. I love this pattern.

Finishing Lines by K.Sperino said...

Great quilt Kay!

Candace said...

Oh - this is what I love about blogging - I would never have saved my scraps prior to blogging, nor would I have ever thought to combine them so artfully! Fun quilt, Kay! Thanks for the tip on the batting - I've been thinking about trying this brand.
Cheers!

Beth said...

I love this quilt!