I come from a long line of sign writers and am happiest with a brush and some paint! Add
paint to fabric and I get really excited!!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

A Beautiful Scrap Quilt

A scrap quilt truly shows how well fabrics "play" together and shows us that there are endless combinations that work, and that work well. I enjoy seeing the various colours and fabrics in a scrap quilt and as I progress with my stitching across the top, I study the fabrics and visualize future possible colour combinations.



I especially enjoyed seeing the variety of fabrics Nancy used in this wonderful quilt - she has placed Christmas prints near kiddie prints, stripes next to florals, novelty prints close to Christmas prints...a huge selection of fabric themes with simply festive results. Her solid red border pulls it all together and a thick poly batt helps create a soft, cuddly quilt ready to brighten up any room. 





I used a simple stitch pattern to create a secondary design within the main body of the quilt. I quilted the outer borders with what I call my "fake" feathers, a quick feathery stitch that carries your eye around the quilt.

6 comments:

  1. Great job Jennifer!! Nancy use of scraps is brilliant!

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  2. WOw. This quilt is amazing. Nice work!!!!

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  3. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauApril 12, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Thanks, Lorette! I think Nancy and I did a pretty solid job on this one. It is so cosy and cuddly and I love the red pulling it altogether.

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  4. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauApril 12, 2015 at 7:53 PM

    Thanks so much! I think Nancy and I make a pretty good team - her quilt top is beautiful in itself and I tried to enhance that even more. Thanks for visiting and commenting!

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  5. I love the quilting and the quilt! Scrap quilts are still my favourites.

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  6. Jennifer Scantlebury VienneauApril 13, 2015 at 11:10 PM

    Thanks, Holly! And I love scrap quilts, too. And I really like traditionally pieced quilts with white backgrounds..lol..I still remember my Mom and I going to buy a scrap quilt with white background for my sister when she got married and I thought it was the most beautiful quilt ever!

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