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Friday, May 14, 2010

Scrappy-Doo

I would not say I am a scrappy person. The amount of time, and cost has prohibited me from scrappy quilts. It is one of the reasons why I love jelly rolls etc. so much. This week I have been spending time thinking about a quilt for my nephew. He has asked for red and orange. Well, I started looking and the possibilites are endless. As always, there are too many ideas. I have been playing with my EQ6 too, which I get so little time to do. For him, I would like to make it scrappier. He was the one (okay he was a newborn) to get off my butt and start focusing on quilting, so I figure he can be the one to help me make scrappier quilts.

Thinking about scrappier quilts, made me think about I started in February. You are all amazing quilters, and I felt some peer pressure (okay rather envy) with all of the wonderful Valentine's quilts being made. I had gotten out a book from my guild, and was getting ready to return it for the February meeting. I flipped through it and found this fabulous pattern.








I started working on it because I do have a lot of reds and pinks but then came to a halt. This is the thing I don't like about scrappy quilts. You have to ensure that one scrap does not touch the same scrap. My kids do these puzzles on the computer where you have to paint a picture, or fill in some diagram but you can't have the same colours touch each other. It is always harder than it looks. I was not sure if I had enough red and pink, so I ended up buying some scrap bags of them so I could have more. It will come in handy with my nephew's quilt anyhow.




I have also been working on binding a quilt for Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival. You must join. It is amazing to read all the stories and see how the quilts came about.

So much inspiration, so little time!

5 comments:

CitricSugar said...

I can't wait to see how this turns out for you! That pattern would intimidate and fascinate me at the same time.

Good luck with keeping your scraps separated! :-)

Michele said...

Scrap quilts are my favourite! I think they remind me of the simple quilts that my mother and aunts had in their homes when I was little. You know, the ones made from our old clothes and fabric that was given to them. I think once you get your feet wet you'll do great and you'll even end up loving them!

Myra said...

What a wonderful scrappy Valentine quilt! Love it!
I look forward to watching a scrappy quilt for your nephew come to be... 8-)
Happy stitchings!

SewLindAnn said...

Which book? Love the pattern.

traceyjay said...

That is so unique and so cool!

I like the texture from the subtle color differences.