Saturday, 1 May 2021

on the design wall...TWICE

- original vintage inspiration 

To my mind, a scrappy quilt can either be one made from actual scraps or one that’s made with lots of different fabrics to give that scrappy look. And look what I found today... all stuffed into a brown paper bag... lots of different fabrics all cut out in squares and little four patches, all looking sew scrapalicious! Lots of colour & pattern play just waiting to be stitched up.


I'm sure some of you will recognise what I was planning to do with these, years ago. Yep, the 'Penny Patch' quilt  using an excellent tutorial by Rachel @stitchedincolor, inspired by that vintage quilt. I remember loving Rachel's "colour recipe" for a low-volume quilt with two main colours of aqua/teal with soft tangerine orange and one pop of coral red colour.

Jolene from blue elephant stitches has also made her 'double four patch' version of this too, "it's a simple pattern that is almost no fail". I love how she plays with value and has a wonderful scrappy vibe happening at the same time. 
And, Hydeeann from splishsplashstash has a thoughtful post about fabric selection and placement of fabrics in Rachel's wonderful pattern. 


- on the design wall June 2016 
- AND again May 2021

No idea why I didn't continue, but these blocks are up on the design wall for the second time. I think I need to forget current projects just now and get this long-standing WIP crossed off the list, yes?

Linda


13 comments:

  1. Lots of bold color, this is going to be great. (and fun!)

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  2. Always great to get a WIP or UFO completed - this is going to look really pretty with all those colours.

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  3. I like that you put the smaller 4 patches in too.

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  4. That does look like a fun quilt.

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  5. These are sure to make a wonderful quilt!

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  6. Making a scrappy quilt is invigorating, isn't it? Yep, I'd be setting aside my current project to finish this one. It can't be ignored, and actually looks pretty simple to arrange and finish. I can vouch for how fantastic it feels to finish a UFO. I have three of them myself, but have been pushed by challenges to start new things.

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  7. I love this quilt pattern, and I love your fabrics, too. I recognize that yellow bkg rose print as an Anna Maria Horner design that I know is living in my own stash, waiting patiently to become a quilt.

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  8. How fun! Turquoise, orange and red, some delicious colors there!
    That pattern is a classic, I'm going to enjoy watching your progress.

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  9. Happy to see you're working four patch blocks into this quilt, a lucky find!

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  10. What a lovely find. Looks like some lovely stitching ahead.

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  11. How fun to find an old, but easy project to complete. Pretty colour palette, Will you hand quilt this one? Lots of nice diagonal straight lines maybe.

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  12. This will be a delightful scrappy quilt. Good to have it on your design wall again and I hope you finish it soon. It will be snugglable.

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  13. Love these colors together! Looks pretty 'no-fail' to me.:)

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