Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Piecing - Scrappy Style

Yay for school holidays! More time on my hands = piecing on my own projects. While watching the men's final at Wimbledon the other night, I made up more green/cream nine patches. I had made 81, but decided I'd like 100. So, you see the results in the basket. I'm no closer to deciding what fabric I'll use for setting squares. I'll stew over that for a little longer.

Today and yesterday I pieced away mindlessly. Do you remember this top I made a little while back? Well, I finally finished the pieced border. I made up 44 nine patches, and a couple of little extra bits, stitched them all together, and the wonderfully scrappy border is the result. Ohhh, and I also moved two of the larger squares - there were two red/pink squares placed closely together, and I decided I just couldn't live with it. I should have known that would be the case.

Here's a close up of one of the corners. I love the result. It's very busy - and definitely a stash buster ... if only it reduced the stash a little more visibily. There will be many more scrap quilts in my future.

I'll have to get busy with some quilting tonight - much as I'd love to continue piecing, work beckons for now.

13 comments:

Litamora's Quilt & Design said...

I just love your quilt, it turned out so great! I like these fabrics just more and more, and I hope to make a quilt with some one day. I've got some from the sturbridge village collection, and I am looking at several patterns...
Look forward to se how you are quilting this :o)

sewprimitive karen said...

What a beautiful stash buster. It looks like a busy little metropolis, quilty style.

Fiesta said...

Beautiful as usual.

Darlene said...

I love it!!! Is it for ME? Had to ask - LOL!

Andrea said...
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Andrea said...

Scrappy quilts are definitely the best - I love this one. I just made a similar border for my 9patch quiltalong top. That took some doing but as you say - a great scrapbuster x

LC said...

Oh, I love this one too. Scrappy look is just the best and you are an expert at mixing and mingling!

*karendianne. said...

I absolutely am inspired! This is nothing but fun staring me right in the face...

Mary said...

Gorgeous scrap quilt! If I remember correctly you were talking about using 2 1/2 inch squares for the border so this must be huge. You really did Bash the Stash!!!

AnnieO said...

Scrap quilts I never tire of looking at--there are so many fabrics in this one it would take months of constant viewing to see them all! Great design and border, all so neat and square. Thanks for sharing.

ForestJane said...

Very nice~ I adore scrappy quilts anyway, but you do exceptionally pretty ones. ;)

And it's not just that I like your scraps, either! lol

Quilt Hollow said...

It's been awhile since my last visit so it was fun to catch up today. This quilt is just wonderful!

Julie said...

This is a great quilt! It's beautiful. I'm a scrap lover and this is RIGHT up my alley.

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