Friday, November 01, 2013

shady quilt

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
I started this quilt with 4 leftover blocks from Scrapper's Delight. They've been hanging around for much too long. It's so great to have them IN a quilt....finally! This is actually a smaller version of Scrapper's Delight, but with a twist of separating the scraps according to value.
I love, love, LOVE this quilt. I don't exactly remember when/why I thought to pair the original blocks with low volume blocks, but man, I'm glad that I did. There are so many great scraps jammed into one small quilt. I could look at it for hours.
The backing fabric is one that I picked up on my SR Harris trip. It's wonderful to have backings on hand. It's even better that I'm USING them, because I can not wait to go back! Must. Sew. Faster.
I quilted it with free motion swirls using gray Aurifil thread, 50 weight. There were LOTS of seams to quilt over. Oh, boy. Good thing it's a small quilt!
The binding fabric was hard to choose, mainly because of that bright pink backing. In the end I went with this lovely Anna Maria Horner print. The scale of the print is perfect, as is the color. Hand stitching it down was a delight.
 
The quilt measures 36" x 48". This is scrappy project #23/101.
 
I wanted to say a quick thank you to all of you who took the time to leave such sweet comments on my last post. I appreciate you rejoicing with me over what could seem like a silly thing.....but it's also kind of a big thing. So, thanks. xoxo
 
Now it's your turn. Please link up your finish! Hope you have a fabulous Friday!

38 comments:

Heidi Grohs said...

Been stalking this on IG......Yeah to see this finished!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

It's so beautiful Amanda Jean!!
Amanda

Ashley @ WasntQuiltInADay said...

It's beautiful - I love all of these fabulous scraps together. Amazing!

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

Beautiful! I love the mix of brights with lower volume blocks. It looks so neat!

:) kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Kim M said...

I love the mix of bright and low volume fabrics! It reminds me of this quilt I pinned on the cover of modern quilting book: http://www.amazon.com/Modern-Designs-Classic-Quilts-Traditionally/dp/1440229686/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_z.

Karen said...

Just beautiful Amanda Jean! Love the mix of colors and the layout. Awesome finish! Karen on Keuka

http://karensquiltscrowscardinals.blogspot.com

Sew French said...

What fun! A lot of extra sorting, but so worth it!

Nicole said...

Wow! #23/101?!? Thanks for the inspiration for using up those scraps! My basket continually overflows with scraps so I need all the inspiration I can get.
Congrats on the finish!

Karen said...

Oops... no linky ? TGIF !!

Izzy said...

Lovely finish! I love the low volume blocks. Very nice!

Geta Grama said...

Great mix of bold and low volume blocks.

Melissa Corry said...

Absolutely Adorable!!

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

What a great scrappy quilt. Love. It.

Snowcatcher said...

I love log cabins, and this is such a colorful take! So cheery and bright. Love the visual effect.

Liz said...

very nice! I love the pairing of bright and low volume!

Svetlana said...

fantastic!!!

Sara said...

I love the contrast. Wish I had more time!!

Stacy Olson said...

Creative, nice work! I'm especially a sucker for the scrappy low volume. I gotta try that some day.

Quilt n Queen said...

Amanda Jean...your scrappy quilts are just the best!! This is such a happy quilt...luv it!! Happy stitching, Pauline

Laura said...

Love it! Makes me want to dump all my scrap bins onto my cutting table and have at it!

Pinspot said...

love love love the high/low volume thing!

Di~ said...

LOVE this quilt! Thanks again, girl!!! Is your retreat in Co. coming up?

Suzanne said...

You make me want to sew sooo bad! Or roll in my scraps. That would make me just as happy right now. Visiting your happy place makes me feel good since I can't do either of those things right now.

Jenny said...

Oh! What a great idea to separate the brights and LVs like this! This is awesome, and boy do those loops look perfect. That's my favorite all-over designs -- wish I could learn to do it. Nice.

quiltswithpersonality said...

Just love it!!!! The mix of colour with low volume is fabulous. As always, thank you for hosting the linky party. Have a great weekend Marie

Rene' said...

This turned out beautifully! Genius idea to alternate the bright blocks with the low volume ones. Happy Friday!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

So pretty! I love quilts full of scrappy goodness. I spent some time at SR Harris Friday - thanks for reminding me about it with your last post in September.

Val Spiers said...

Lovely finish. Scrappy quilts are so happy looking. Crazy pink on the back :)
http://valspierssews.blogspot.com.au

A Nudge said...

Such a bright and happy little quilt. Love it!

Julie Hatch said...

wow, I love this quilt too! I love the low volume and high volume together. I'm a high volume girl, but I think the contrast with the low volume makes the bold colors POP! even more! p.s. I'm linking up for the first time- it's a project I sewed, but it's clothes, not a quilt, let me know if that's okay or verboten!

Carla said...

Oh, Amanda, if I copy this I hope you will be flattered and not upset.....I just love it. It's like a sister to the Low Volume Sunday Morning quilt!

Nexxxus Ramblings said...

Hello I have been following you for awhile now and I just wanted to say that you are such an inspiration to me. I was also wondering if you would be willing to sell some of your scraps? I know you enjoy using them but you know my scraps are getting old and would enjoy using someone else's for a change. Or if you know of anyone who has any for sale that would be great. Thanks for being such an inspiration

sajuki said...

great !
Greetings from Poland :)
Katarzyna


www.sajuki.blogspot.com

margaret said...

another great quilt, you inspire us all

Kris said...

I love the mix too!
One of these days I am going to head up to MN to see my niece and her family and we are going to go to that fabric shop. I am so intrigued by it. :)

Live a Colorful Life said...

This was a genius idea--could easily look at it for hours!

MaryBeth said...

Love the contrast - brilliant!!

Valerie Reynolds said...

I love this quilt so much....I think I've come back to look at it about three times!! LOL!!! Thanks for the inspiration.