ScrapHappy Day, July 2019
This month I made a lap quilt from the Bottomless Bin of Red Scraps (this one is the third, I think. Maybe the fourth. And the bin is still pretty full).
I have tried all kinds of batting in my life — silk, wool, bamboo, and cotton. For this quilt, I used a piece of inexpensive 80 % cotton/20 % polyester batting, and I really liked the way the threads sank into it. The top thread and the bobbin thread actually met somewhere in the middle as they are supposed to. No matter which different battings and tension settings I try, it seems I always have one thread just floating on the surface, so I was very happy with this one.
I also used Robbi Joy Eklow’s method of facing the quilt, rather than binding. I like being able to use shorter pieces instead of a long roll of binding, and I love the opportunity to have even more patterns and colors on the back, with mismatched strips for the facings, and bright triangles in the corners.
ScrapHappy Day is the 15th of every month, and it is a good thing, because it seems to be the only day I post, anymore! It is hosted by Kate and Gun. Here is the list of participants:
Kate, Gun, Titti, Heléne, Eva, Sue, Nanette, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan, Karen,
Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, Nancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire, Jean, Johanna,
Joanne, Jon, Hayley, Dawn, Gwen (me), Connie, Bekki, Pauline and Sue L.
Please visit and see what other scrappy things we have been up to!
I had a big smile on my face when I read your line “bottomless bin of red scraps,” as I have one of those, but in blue. And it keeps growing, no matter how much I sew out of it (could be those orders from Fat Quarter Shop, maybe?). This is a fun pattern, and I too, like the pops of color on the back. Congratulations on a terrific finish!
I bought these bins from a down-sizing friend, thinking I would whip through them all the first summer. Besides the red one, I have blue, green, black and white, and brown/yellow/orange still to get through! 🙂
That’s a wonderfully warm and happy quilt, and a really beautiful scrappy project. One of these days I’ll find the bottom of my blue scraps, but it won’t be soon! I keep meaning to make a lovely blue and white quilt, and it keeps not happening….
I think you are just a TAD busy with all of your other projects. I look forward to moving on to another color, blue would be cool and refreshing!
I know you’re right…. I just find new project ideas so irresistible!
I hope whoever uses this sunny quilt enjoys the good vibes it gives off. What a wonderful quilt for the winter. The reds sure enliven the browns.
Thank you, Joanna!
I’m with the others–this looks so warm and cozy, like a textile campfire!
Thank you, what a nice description!
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Thank you, Chris
Another spectacular quilt… just love this one…
I love the quilt. The patterns and colors work together perfectly.