It is finished! My quilt for the Scrap Quilt Contest is completely done – quilted and bound! I am beyond excited about it and I can’t wait to hear what you all think! Thank you so much Shannon from Fabrics N Quilts for putting this challenge out there! I’ve had this quilt in my mind for awhile now – it was time for it to come out! If it weren’t for this challenge – I’m not sure if it would have happened. This is exactly why I host Project Quilting each year. You never know what challenge is going to kick start one of your best quilts ever…
I’m super happy with how it turned out! The only thing I would change ‘if” I were to do one again would to make the ‘blue’ section (left middle in this picture) with darker blues. It almost blends too much with my turquoise portion. Don’t get me wrong – I am still beyond in love with this quilt…but there’s always room to improve and sometimes you don’t see it until you step back from a project and just let it ‘sit’ for a bit.
I really love how that the quilt looks totally different depending on which angle you look at it.Here’s a closer look at the machine quilting done by Barb Raisbeck of Quilts by Barb. All I asked for when I sent her was, “modern”. She decided on the perfect pattern – lime green circles of different sizes all over the quilt top. In certain colors, the lime green thread blends and in other colors it contrasts nicely. It creates yet another aspect of depth to the quilt.
This turned out to be one of those quilts that you can look at for a long time and see something different each time.
So…it’s your turn – what do you think? (I can take it…)
It turned out great! I love how you blended the sections together!
Sara Amerine says
This is amazing. No matter how many times I see this post I just sit here in aww. It's beautiful!
I love your quilt but cannot decide how it was constructed. Each colour as a series of blocks? Or each colour is one huge block?
I started out by just making blocks of one particular color with the scraps. Then once I had the nine basic blocks I started the 'blending' process where I mixed each block into the other with more scrappy piecing. It's sort of hard to explain but I did blog about my process along the way – here's the last post: http://www.persimondreams.com/page/2?s=scrap+quilt&x=0&y=0 You can see earlier posts by searching 'scrap quilt' on my blog. Let me know if you have more questions! Thanks!
This is just soooo fantastic. I really would love it if you could come down and teach this at the shop that i work at. Gah!
thanks! I'm actually teaching my very first class this weekend – we'll see if I'm any good. It's a much simpler technique but should be good to get my feet wet 🙂 Where is your shop?
Lisa Clemons says
This is such a brilliant piece of artwork! I'm sure it had to have taken you months of hard work!
Again–simply sensational. I'm in awe.
Kristin Skantze says
love it!!…the lime green thread is sharp!