Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Finish for a Friday: All About Scraps

   Name: Darlene
Design: Quilty, July/August 2014 issue
Size: 60" by 82"
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in white, straight line grids
Fabric, Binding and Backing:  Scraps, Kona White, binding in pink and white stripe by Bonnie and Camille, Marmalade line, backing, pieced stash fabrics

I started this quilt on a whim last week.  It was really about trying to deal with my over flowing scrap boxes but scraps seem to magically multiply.  Despite my efforts and the presence of a quilt, there does not seem to be any appreciable difference in the levels of the scrap boxes.  But I do have a lovely quilt to show for it all.  I have named this quilt Darlene because it is scrappy and vintage and while my quilting buddy Darlene is neither scrappy or vintage, she does like that sort of  quilt.

I used a pattern in the July/August issue of Quilty to make this simple 9 patch on point.  The pattern was an inspiration from a vintage design.  I used lots of small scale prints from the scrap buckets and loads of Kona white.  The binding is a pink and white stripe from Bonnie and Camille's Marmalade line because I do like a stripey binding.  I quilted lots of interesting straight lines.  I used a ton of masking tape to mark the lines.  And tons of Aurifil 50 wt in white, of course (#Aurifil)!  What do you think?


in flight...

photo bombed by Webster...  look at that blue summer sky!

Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish it up Friday!


  1. Very pretty and sweet! Reminds me of liquorice all-sorts. :-)

  2. I love, love, love the photo of the quilt blowing in the wind. It reminds me of a pretty stained glass window.

    I make lots of quilts out of scraps, and I have the same problem you mentioned. No matter how many quilts I make with those scraps, the bags never seem any less full! I think they're breeding while I'm sleeping...

  3. this is really pretty, and a great pattern for using scraps :-)

  4. What a beautiful quilt! Love the colors and the 9 patches on point… plus I'm a sucker for scrap quilts!

  5. What a gorgeous quilt - fantastic work!

  6. What a great scrap quilt!!! Don't you love that you can take scraps and make them look organized again in a quilt? My favorite part is the little random pieces in your border. Love love love it. And you "whipped" it up so fast!

  7. You made a very lovely quilt!

  8. 9 patches are one of my favorites. This is a wonderful scrappy finish!

  9. SO pretty, as always!! Hi Webster!

  10. This is a truly lovely quilt! Beautiful - and the on point pattern makes the nine-patch even nicer. Can you tell me how large your squares are? Thank you!