Sunday, June 22, 2014

Scrapbag Sailboats

My latest project started out from a pile of scraps that I bought.  Not my scraps to begin with...but I felt the need to sew up someone else's scraps...I have a problem!  My challenge was to take this bag of scraps and add only one other fabric to make a small lap/baby quilt.  I love how it is turning out.  It isn't finished yet, I think the plan I have for the freemotion quilting will make this just perfect, for me anyway.   A modern quilting criteria of an alternate setting was also one of my challenges.  That did not come easy.  I started out with something entirely different but I didnt have enough fabric, so I just started to sew vertical strips together for each row,(in afterthought, maybe I should have made horizontal rows to mimic the ocean) ending or starting each row with a large sailboat motif. I couldn't cut up the large scraps of sailboats.  In the  alternate rows, Kona Snow,  I improv pieced sailboats.  I will do some freemotion quiltilng in the open spaces to compliment and finish with a scrappy binding.  I still have some scraps left over but I will just add those to my "Blue Bin" for future use.  
What fun!
PS:  Hello and so nice to meet you  Mary Farrow Sinclair (no blog)  See you in October!

13 comments:

  1. It is wonderful Linda , you made great use of those scraps and I love the improv sailboats :-)

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  2. Looks great Linda. I like the vertical blues- just think of really tall waves! lol Rough seas for sailing...

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  3. That is really cute, Linda! I was wondering how you were going to use up those scraps...such a neat layout!

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  4. Happy sailing, creative one! You rock! Can't wait to see how you quilt this one.

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  5. Great job! You're quite creative, and the blues and sailboats are perfect together.

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  6. Wow! Excellent quilt! Just love it!

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  7. Great job. I see lots of fun quilting spaces.

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  8. such a great maritime feel to it - love it - you've done a wonderful job with your bag of scraps!

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  9. Linda, you never cease to amaze me!! Looking forward to seeing the quilting.

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  10. Only you can buy a genuine bag of scraps and turn it into a bit of improv genius. Guess that's why they call you the Scrapmaster! :)

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  11. WOW! I can't wait to see how you quilt it.

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  12. Love what you made out of those sailboat scraps Linda.

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