Name: Scraps Springs Eternal
Design: Inspired by a quilt found on Pinterest by Kati Spencer and published in Scraps INc.
Size: 67" by 67"
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt ilight grey, irregular grid
Fabric: Various prints in orange, nayvy, aqua, red, grey and white and sashed with Kona Ash
Binding and Backing: Kona Navy binding and backed with a thrifted sheet.
So I noticed a picture of a quilt on Pinterest by Kati Spencer and I was quite taken with it. I wanted to use up a lot of my scrap strings. That was the hope. The hope that springs eternal was that I would really make a dent in the scrap supply. I will say that I did use quite a pile of scrap strings. These are randomly pieced strings of various widths and then trimmed to a 18" block. I used 2.5" wide sashing in the Kona Ash. And used a rail fence layout with the super sized blocks. The scrappiness is toned down with a fixed colour palette rather than just letting it rip and mixing in all the colours. The grey sashing also helps. The navy solid binding made a nice frame.
I had this idea to do another irregular grid quilting and I decided to quilt from the back because the sheet I used for the backing had a small check pattern. Bonus! So I used Aurifil white in 50 wt on the top and Aurifil 50 wt in dove on the bobbin. Then I went for it. It turned out quite well. I will not say that the grid is regular and I was not intending it for it to be. It has a little wonk. Enough so that Husband noticed it. He is not a fan of the wonk.
The funny thing is that whenever I am ready to take photos of a finished quilt, I pick up the quilt and the camera and start heading outside. Webster, our dog, understands what this means and gets all excited. He loves taking pictures of quilts. He is always close by in the background, approving the shoot. This time, I got him to sit in front of the quilt. He is a little wonky. He has dysplasia but that doesn't stop him from being a really great photo-dog and able quilt photo assistant!
On the pea plant support fence.
And the back.
Close up with a bit of wonk.