Monday, October 6, 2008

Scrap-Tastic


I wonder what it is about scrap quilts that speak to me so strongly?  Maybe it's the old-fashioned idea of using the fabric on hand, maybe it's the way all those random fabrics blend together beautifully, maybe it's just that it appeals to my thrifty side...I'm not sure of the reason, but I definitely would rather make a scrappy quilt than any other kind!  I have been working on  this quilt for about two weeks now.  It is part of the Stash Pot Pie Series, and it's called Tennessee Waltz.  The directions called for slightly smaller blocks (2" pieces for the 4 patch blocks); I used 2 1/2 inch pieces for my 4 patch blocks...mainly because I already had a bunch of them made!  This quilt is really big (85" x 109") so I won't be putting any additional borders on it.  I love the way that every seam in this quilt is straight, but it gives the optical illusion of curves...

2 comments:

Sherri said...

This is sooo beautiful!
I guess you were hiding it from me?

Debbie said...

this is a great looking quilt....