Monday, January 16, 2012
Scrappy Quilt Challenge
I participated in Marcia's Scrappy Quilt Challenge using her Denim Block Pattern Tutorial. You still have time to make a small item to enter (she's drawing for a free quilting of your piece) as she is leaving the link up from Jan 17 - 23. Bits and pieces of progress were in some of my past posts, but here it is fully mapped out in it's growth.
First one of my many stash storage items was selected. Well, I don't stress over that one when I'm 'scrappin' - just pulled a drawer - and I'll see what treasures will grab my attention.
Here was my selection to start with. I found a few pieces of an old (2005) Alexander Henry fabric - little garden fairies. They would be my focal and base to play off of. And there were just enough to get some odd size fussy cuts of the various fairies and birds.
My first strip, some left over Moda of Fig Tree - glad to use that Jelly Roll Strip up.
I somehow lost the photo of the second strip, so this shows both the second and third strip added. The second strip was using some more left over Jelly Roll strips - Arboretum I believe. And the third strip was left ever scraps of green from prior projects.
The fourth strip was various burgandies to bring out some of the 'blush' that was in the fairies fabric and to add a little zing to it.
I then laid out those 'base' blocks and started to fill with bits more of Moda - Strawberry Field, some daisy print in pink/burgandy, and bits of the base blocks' fabrics. Once happy, they were added to my blocks.
This looks similar to the last photo, but shows all rows/columns sewn together - it really needs something to hold it all together, so back to the pile to look for a final border.
I had just enough of the lighter green which is the same as the darker used on the block fillers. I had to piece a few bits to get it all to work. I think there was an 1" x 2.5" piece left - phew!!!!! But that got a happy dance, as now that scrap is out of that drawer with so many and now a quilt. It measures 35" square and will make a nice table cloth for my small kitchen table come spring.
I hope I have inspired you to try even a small project - a pot holder, table topper - it can be done in an afternoon! And please visit Marcia and see some of the participants thru the week as they link up.