Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Scrap Quilt

Outdoor pictures were taken in the herb garden at San Diego Botanic Garden

I started a project with scraps a while back that I intended to make into a quillow.  I changed my mind somewhere in the process and decided to just turn it into a scrap quilt for my daughter’s bed.  

I plan to machine quilt it, which will be good practice for me.  My skills are seriously lacking in that area at this time.  I hope that I can get several quilts done that way this year.  I have another top that I really like but it has been waiting around, as I'm hesitant to try.  I haven't got the hang of negotiating the bulk through the machine.  I guess it’s all about practice.  I’m hoping that if I keep working at it I’ll find my way and the quilting won’t detract from the quilts.  

On this top I included scraps and orphan blocks that I’ve had hanging around forever.  Some of them were embroidered, appliqued or carefully hand pieced.  I think that complicates the quilting question.  I don’t want to run over the work that I’ve done, so I’m not sure if I can get away with straight line or grid quilting.  I’ll have to think about it carefully before I get started.  Anyway, I’d like to finish this up in the next couple of weeks to get it on her bed, out of my sewing room and off my list.  

1 comment:

liz said...

Delightful! I love the colors and the way you incorporated orphan blocks.