This month the Island Batik Ambassadors were challenged to make a scrap quilt. I have this habit of cutting up all my leftover Island Batik scraps into 1 1/2" squares using my Accuquilt GO BIG cutter. I often use these in very mixed color projects. However, upon looking at the squares I had cut at the beginning of this project I discovered I had an abnormally large amount of yellow squares. I decided I wanted to make a quilt using yellow and red with a gray background. I have always loved yellow and red color combinations.
When I did the math on this project I discovered I needed just over 1,000 yellow squares. Here they are all cut!
First block all laid out! I had been wanting to make a quilt using the churn dash block for a while. I decided to make it up of all squares, but keep the traditional triangle corners.
This is how I laid out my yellow squares in pairs. I love Alex Anderson's Quilters Select rulers. When you use the back side with the grippiness to lay out pieces they stay still for transport!
With all these small pieces I knew I needed to pin, pin, pin....and then sew with my favorite Aurifil thread and Schmetz Microtex needles.
This quilt has eight different types of blocks in it. The red fabric provides a nice visual pop.
Now it was time to quilt! Oh did I have fun. In the outer triangles I made a series of large curls and then added feathers to them in some places. I used my favorite Hobbs batting of course. This time I used their 100% cotton.
In the red fabric I made large sweeping feathers since I knew it would be hard to see any intricate quilting. It's also a good way to go into all those points.
In the yellow spaces I did simple continuous curve all in the same yellow thread. This helped to tie together all the different yellow fabrics. In the center gray "x" I did a large swirl and the rest of the gray got a small meander.
Ta da! All done. I love how regal this quilt feels to me. Such fun!
I love scrap quilts....now to figure out the next one!
I hope you get to quilt today!
WOW!!! Just love it!ReplyDelete
Beautiful, absolutely beautiful quilting!!!ReplyDelete
Stunning quilting!! You are so talented.ReplyDelete
Love this and all the fun you had with it!ReplyDelete
WOW! This is stunning, and I agree with regal. I'm amazed at how many 1 1/2" inch squares you have in this--very impressive!ReplyDelete
Cheerful quilt, beautifully quilted.ReplyDelete