Wednesday, April 26, 2017

slopes quilt

Welcome to day 3 of the No Scrap Left Behind blog tour. Thanks for following along and for all the kind comments this week. I appreciate each one! Today, Sandi Hazlewood is sharing a project she made from her low volume scraps, inspired by the slopes quilt. I had the chance to visit with Sandi via Skype last fall when I was a guest on her podcast. She was so easy to talk to.... I quickly felt like we had known each other for a long time. I had the chance to meet her in real life at Quilt Con in February. I got to give her a big hug and hand her a purple pincushion. (She loves purple!) It was a lot of fun! I hope you go check out her beautiful project here and enter the giveaway.

You probably know that I'm not a fan of purple, but this quilt includes quite a bit of it. (And I still like it. Haha!)
This quilt doesn't have any deep inspiration behind it, I made it simply because my solids scrap bin was FULL. (And it's a pretty big bin....)
This is a string quilt, which means that it uses up a lot of scraps. I actually saw a noticeable dent in the scrap bin after making this quilt. Success! I added one row of small scrappy bits near the top, just because I love tiny pieces! I love that detail of the quilt.
My friend Tara gifted this lovely box of Anna Maria Horner threads many years ago. I always felt like the threads were "too good to use", so I used them very sparingly. When I realized that the they matched my quilt to a T, I knew I HAD to hand quilt it. I'm so glad I did! It was relaxing to sit down and hand quilt after sitting at the sewing machine for several hours each day.
Plus, the texture of a hand-quilted quilt is hard to beat!
 
I've had some questions about my upcoming events, so I thought I would mention a bit about that today, too.
Check out my website to see where I will visiting throughout the rest of this year. In a few weeks, I will be giving a keynote speech and teaching a class at the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts in Cedarburg. You can read more about it and sign up here, if you are so inclined. It would be great to meet you if you are in the area!

23 comments:

Bernie Kringel said...

This is a favorite of mine in the book. Love the hand quilting - those big stitches add a lovely bit of character to the quilt. <3

Suzanne said...

I'm well under way on my slopes quilt and I am loving how it's coming out. It's exciting to see the bottom of the string bin. In fact, soon I will have to dig in the other scrap bins sorted by color and maybe even cut from yardage. Woohoo!!

Daniela O'Connell said...

Love that quilt! The directional strips create a great dynamic!

Ariane said...

Another beautiful quilt!! I love the hand quilting too!!

Momi machts said...

And this one I also love. Just love the colors! Great

grammajudyb said...

I am enjoying this week as you recap all the quilts in your books. I go back often just for the eye candy. No Scrap Left Behind is my new favorite!

becky J. said...

Love it. I did a similar miniquilt. Maybe I need to do a full size one.

Havplenty said...

Another wonderful scrap quilt. It is a beauty... purple and all. I am so enjoying seeing the quilts in this book. It is on my list to get.

Sue said...

This is such an eye catcher! I just love it. Can I ask at what point you squared blocks up? It looks like every 5 or 6 strips
Thank you so much

Jenny M said...

Gorgeous quilt ~ and I am not a fan of purple either! But the colours look wonderful!

Christine S said...

What a great quilt! Your book looks like a must have :)

Erin Metzler said...

It turned out great! I would love to make this quilt. Solids all the way!

Barb said...

love this! what great colors and pattern

CherylB said...

Your work is inspiring indeed!
I'm smitten with the quilt in the middle of the picture!? The different spiral quilting!!! Did I miss a post on that one??

Quilter Kathy said...

Another fab quilt... love the beautiful photos, especially the close up of the hand quilting! YUM!

Needled Mom said...

So pretty and I love the quilting.

Tammie Smith said...

Love the hand quilting. That is one thing I haven't tried yet. But you inspire me! I bought your book and cannot wait to get started on one of these projects!

pennylanequilts said...

I think this is my favorite quilt in your book. The hand quilting is such a nice touch, too.

Anna said...

This looks so great and i love the hand quilting. I am working on hand quilting a quilt with perle cotton right now and I love that it is keeping the quilt so soft and drapey (if that is a word!)

KMSC said...

I love this quilt design and it caught my eye because of all of the purple, my favorite color!

KaHolly said...

It must feel good to know you're such an inspiration to others!

Lisa J. said...

It's a beautiful quilt. Purple and all.

Bobbi @ Snowy Days Quilting said...

I'm really enjoying the blog hop this week. Your first book is one of my favorites, and I can't wait to get this one. I just need to save my pennies!