Friday, May 14, 2010


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!


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.