Wednesday, July 02, 2008


My 'Among the Evergreens' quilt is now quilted and bound. All that remains is to cut away the excess backing and batt, and to hand sew the binding on the reverse side.

I will write up the directions over the next couple of days, and it's my hope to have the quilt in the mail on Wednesday next week. IMHO this is a cute quilt, and it's scrappy too, but in a controlled way.

Something that always confronts me when I make up scrap quilts is how little the quilt appears to use up, and therefore the massive potential for further quilts from my scrap boxes. I don't want to be making scrap quilts forever, but I have a feeling it's something I'll be doing. There are people that never make scrap quilts, so I wonder what they do with their leftovers? Their scraps must mount up in a huge way.

It's growing late here, and I'm tired, so I'll check in with you all again later in the week. x o x


kate said...

Some of us give our scraps to friends...who make scrap quilts!! Keeps them out of my sewing room and makes me popular with my "scrappy" friends!

Anonymous said...

I really like your "Among the Evergreens"... it reminds me of my backyard. *grin*

I knew it was a scrappy quilt, but until you actually said it... I hadn't noticed. I suppose that is the "control" aspect of it.

I particularly like the "border" around each tree... it really enhances the quilt.


Elaine Adair said...

Same opinion here about never using up the scraps. But, those of us with lots of scraps, NEVER worry about running back to the store for a particular piece of fabric - we just shop in our own stash.

Your Evergreens turned out lovely - looking like a forest with the different values. Love it.

Karen said...

It seems no matter how many scraps I use, the pile never gets any smaller! I love scrap quilts.


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