Monday, March 26, 2012

Scrappy Quilt

Last night I finished my Scrap Attack quilt and I'm pleasantly surprised with the results. I'm glad I restricted myself to a color palette rather than using every scrap I had - I tried to stay with blues and pinks with gray and turquoise thrown in here and there. It's funny - I would never say that pink and purple are favorite colors of mine, but this is the second quilt I've made that has those as the main colors. I'm super excited to get this quilted and bound - I'm already having so much fun looking at the tiny scraps of different fabrics hiding throughout. The only part of the quilt that isn't made from scraps is the gray sashing - everything else was taken from my (still overflowing) scrap drawer. I've submitted this quilt front to Rachel's Festival of Scrappiness - and you absolutely MUST visit to see some of the amazing works of art people have made from fabric scraps. It is all very inspiring - thanks for a reason to use up so many of my scraps Rachel!

P.S. Do you see my purple Hyacinth at the bottom of the picture? I couldn't bear to crop her out - this is the first year I've planted bulbs and these are so beautiful and fragrant - they remind me of my childhood springs.


Rachel Hauser said...

Spectacular use of scraps! And, I'm also a bulb lover. They're so easy. If only tulips were perennials here in SC.

Jess said...

Wow Heather, it looks AMAZING! I have to say, it's my personal fav. of all the quilts you've made. Love it.

Anonymous said...

it is beautiful! i love the scrappiness of it. i should try this one of these days. i have LOTS of scraps!

Pippa said...

Beautiful! I love how this turned out.