I was intrigued after visiting Bonnie's blog recently
and then seeing a fellow quilter's scrap quilt
using only "darks" and "lights".
What is a dark and what is a light?
I thought I'd try to use scraps and not control the
fabric choices in ANY other way.
These scraps do not necessarily go together.
Can I put them together anyway???
but I can also imagine using a more controlled
fabric selection might make this even BETTER!!
Does anyone know the name?
I'm too lazy to go figure it out.
I made a bunch with light center squares.
Can you see how I substituted that green.
I didn't have enough of every fabric.
Isn't that what using scraps is all about???
Personally, I think quilts like this are so much more creative than quilts made with "controlled" fabrics - and they are certainly truer to the original intent of quilts, which was to create warm bedding from things that would normally be wasted. Your quilt looks FABULOUS - the kind of quilt that you spend time looking at and remembering all the things that you made from those fabrics before they were scraps! And I love the criss-crossing light and dark centers. Sorry to get on my bandwagon! But it really is a great quilt!!ReplyDelete
It looks great! I love the scrappy look, and agree it harkens back to the days when quilters had to use just what was on hand.ReplyDelete
I have made four of Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilts, all using scraps that don't seem to "go", but do in the end. It's a great way to clear out some of the older stuff. Adding in some "modern" fabrics helps make everything be more up to date also. I like the pattern you are doing.ReplyDelete
Oh Sara Craig!!!ReplyDelete
truer words have never been written.....
in the blogger world ~(that i've read anyway)
A story of fabric!!
I love this quilt! It has a very creative and spontaneous feel to it...ReplyDelete
Scrap quilts are the best! and this one is yummy!ReplyDelete
Definitely a winner in my book. Scrap quilts tell a story of past times and look as if they could have been made a hundred years ago. Well, okay, not with some of the fabrics but you know what I mean.ReplyDelete
WHERE do you find all your time to quilt?? Confess now. You have a maid, cook, laundress, gardener, etc., etc. don't you? Would they like to "vacation" in Minnesota sometime? ;o)
Wow, Beth, it looks Great! I can see the lines of the dark and light-- you got so far since I left yesterday afternoon! I guess it helps not having to 'help' Chloe and me all the time ;) Will you finish this before I finish mine? hmm....ReplyDelete
Simple is the best. Looks great Bth.ReplyDelete
That is so pretty -- I've gotta try one!ReplyDelete
You are inspiring me to try this. I found myself drawing this design out on my church notes tonight-oops!ReplyDelete
That is coming together beautifully!! I love truely scrappy, although I do go for colour controlled sometimes too! Great job :)ReplyDelete
I love your scrappy quilt! It's surprising sometimes how you can throw a group of fabrics together and they just work. ;)ReplyDelete
I like that you added in a different green when you were short of the first too. This is the kind of quilt I like most! :)