I LOVE Scrappy Quilts!!!
It was fun to go through my box of Island Batik fabrics and make a scrappy quilt. I wanted one that would cover my embroidery machine. I ended up making 2. The first one, I used my Accuquilt cutter and cut a zillion half-square triangles. I love that the triangles were cut perfectly and were SEW easy to so and made for perfect HSTs. However, I was not happy with the end result. With the great variety of scrappy pinwheels, it just ended up looking disjointed. Not something to make me smile when I walk into my sewing room … so it became a bag to keep my Accuquilt Go cutter in. You can read about it HERE.
The 2nd quilt is one that I’m VERY happy with and will enjoy seeing it covering my embroidery machine! I used fall colours, many left-over from the “Soil and Seeds” collection that I used in a blog-hop quilt. (See HERE) And, I used other co-ordinating fabrics from Island Batik foundations, basics and stash buster bundles. The background fabric is “Coconut,” an Island Batik foundations neutral. I LOVE this neutral!
The 4 patch blocks are made with 2″ squares and end up being 3 ½” finished in the quilt. The batting is Hobbs 80/20. The binding is 2″ scraps, left over from making the blocks.
This quilt was first drawn up in EQ7. I followed the plan, except that once I had the centre together, I opted for a border of the same fabric as the background. When I auditioned other fabrics for the border, it just didn’t look right and I felt that the “Coconut” fabric gave it a cleaner look. And, it showed off the scrappy binding!
This quilt was quilted on my Janome 8900. I used Aurifil thread #2310 for the quilting. I wanted the quilting to show on the neutral, and I’ve found that having a low-contrast thread does that! Each 3½” neutral block had a different motif in it … some of them are repeated in the setting triangles. It was a lot of fun to quilt this.
Here are some close-ups of the quilting.
Here it is, covering my embroidery machine. Oh, and the backing is “Snow Trees Honey Elk Lodge,” also by Island Batik.
Disclaimer: The products featured in this Blog post were given to me by Island Batik, and their co-sponsers Aurifil, Hobbs Batting & AccuQuilt!
I was featured!
By 2 bloggers with THIS POST with the bag for the Accuquilt Go cutter. I love how Jennifer (from Wednesday Wait Loss) paraphrased my words saying that … “a project that she thought was a frog at first but that turned out to be a prince …”
sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!
- Midweek Makers @ QuiltFabrication
- Wednesday Wait Loss @ Inquiring Quilter
- Happy Needle and Thread @ My Quilt Infatuation
- Put your Foot Down @ For the Love of Geese
- Can I get a Whoop Whoop? @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict
- Finished or Not Friday @ Alycia Quilts
- Sherry @ Powered by Quilting
- Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
- Peacock Party @ Wendy’s Quilts and More
- TGIFF @ Simply Crafting