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Saturday, January 1, 2011
Color My New Year With Scrappy Quilts
How about brightening this drab New Year's Day with some pics of colorful scrappy patchwork quilts? I can actually brag about making and completing the ones I will post. A pretty quilt is not only functional but always lights up a bedroom or any other spot in a home that needs a cheerful touch. Maybe you have been wondering just what to do to your home to make it welcoming and comfy........one word.........QUILTS!
Everyone loves a Grandmother's Flower Garden pattern. This quilt was actually not the first quilt I ever made, but my second attempt at the craft. I completed it in 1981, so yes, it was 30 years ago this year since I did this. It is all done by hand except I did sew the binding edge on with a sewing machine and then I hand stitched it down on the back side. It is double-quilted, and by that I mean every piece in the flowers and the white path around them is hand-quilted on both sides of every seam (see close-up pics). The centers of the flowers have a quilting pattern similar to a grid work. Someday I may just embroider bees here and there on the path. The flower pieces remind me of a honeycomb........bees among the flowers would be so cute don't you think?........More pics of the same quilt.........eye candy for the quilter and the lover of quilts..........enjoy!
These flowers are stash busters when you have tons of fabric scraps...
Favorite Flower? Maybe this one?
Or could it be this one?.....I think I love them all, lol.
I will try and post another quilt this week. Hope to see you again for another visit.