Sunday, 4 March 2012

Scrap Quilts --What's not to love.

Scraps, scraps and more scraps--they multiply in the dark!  A number of new quilts  in the works, all using scraps, have me sorting, cutting, pressing, and cutting again.  Some of my favourite rulers are getting a workout this month.  Today I used the  Tucker Trimmer I and II for more scrappy borders.  I love how easily everything trims up with the easy-to-see lines. And triangles are always perfect.

You are invited to tackle your scraps and make this mystery medallion quilt along with me.  On May 17 I will post the first installment of the instructions for the quilt.  The scrappy part is easy. . . the applique medallion and borders will take me all summer.   I have a head start on you so I will be trouble-shooting everything long before you get to it.  My  quilt is made with batiks.  The only yardage I purchased was 3 metres of a neutral for the centre medallion and applique borders.  Everything else is from my stash.

Patterns and Instructions will remain posted until one month after the final posting.   More details to come, but if you are thinking about joining this mystery,  start sorting your scraps into light, medium and dark values.

1 comment:

Betweens said...

hi just found your blog. I remember going to the Kingston show one year when you had the snowman BOM loved that pattern.
glad to see you will be at the Kingston show again this year.
Are the mystery blocks going to be posted on your blog or just in store?