Thursday, August 29, 2013

One Scrappy Finish

 If you read my last post, you know I spent a frenzied afternoon creating blocks and multiple quilt ideas from my overflowing stash bin.  I thought I would share my progress.




Here is the finished top on the first of the three scrap quilts!

While digging in some drawers looking for another piece of fabric, I came across this sage green linen that I have been toting around for at least 10 years and knew it would be the perfect sashing for these scrap blocks.









I wanted something subtle and calming.  I think it works really well with the many colors and prints in these scrappy blocks.





Now to get it quilted (always a hurdle for me!)  It is ready to go as I was able to rustle up a piece of fabric for the back so the entire quilt evolved from scraps and my stash.  Gotta love that!







Looking at my camera, I realized I am really into a "gradation" groove.  Here are the blocks I planned for this month's group sew project.

Hey...which is another great scrap project too!

Thanks for stopping by.  We finally got some rain here in western Oregon so I was unable to get photos of my Star Surround top today.  It turned out so fabulous, I want to get some great photos to share. So you should be seeing those soon!




Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation, Thursday Threads at 627handworks and Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.

20 comments:

Pamela said...

I love it! Very original, really pretty!

Emma said...

I love your scrap quilt - probably because it doesn't look like a scrap quilt! You have me inspired.

Tami C said...

I really like that sage green you used for sashing your scrappy blocks! It really turned out lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Maartje Quilt said...

Love your colors! You made really beautiful scrappy quilts! I love them.

quiltswithpersonality said...

Gorgeous quilt it so lovely when you create from your scrap pile. Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Needle and Thread Thursday. Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

Anita said...

A gorgeous scrappy quilt!

Mary said...

I like the green. It feels like you are looking out an old fashioned multi-paned window at a field of flowers. At least the initial look did to me.

PugMom said...

Your quilt is just stunning. It is probably even more gorgeous in person.

Lorna McMahon said...

Your scrappy quilt is a beaut! I adore your clever arrangement of the blocks. Not sure what the proper grammatical use of "gradation" is, but I would have liked it in that last sentence! The green sashing is such a compliment to them! Great job using your scraps and stash in the making of such beauty!

Elise Lea said...

Very Beautiful! Love that is is scrappy but still cohesive. It all works great together, and that sashing really just tied the whole piece together. Simply stunning.

Kathy said...

Oh my goodness you work fast! This is so beautiful....I feel like I'm looking through a multi-paned window out on to a colorful flower garden! You are good!

Kathy said...

Mary, I just typed in my comment and then went back to read everyone else's comment. I can't believe I used pretty much your exact words in mine! I swear I did not read yours first. But at least our comments speak to the real feeling of this quilt, right?

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Your scrappy quilt is gorgeous! You must have been working in a frenzy to get as much done as you have. Wow! I am truly amazed. I love how your framed each block.

mycreativecorner3 said...

I really love it and think that the fabrics are awesome. I have made several quilts recently that have the color gradatioin and I love them!

Celtic Thistle said...

Those scraps have been put to great use, your quilt is really lovely!

ChonaHomegrown said...

LOVE the first one- well love them all but Imma copy that one! Beautiful work!

Kelly Young said...

such beautiful quilts Cynthia! You know how much I love scrappy quilts!

Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

PK Sews said...

I love the way you placed the fabric. It really does look a peaceful garden!

Susan Owenby said...

Lovely! Awesome neutral choice as well!

Char said...

That green is absolutely perfect! It's a beautiful quilt. Don't you just love scraps!

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