Friday, May 17, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival --Part 2

 Welcome to the Blogger's Quilt Festival, and my part 2!


My second entry is Loose Change, a fun scrap quilt that is throw size.  Why did I call it Loose Change.....all the scraps used in this one came from saved 5" squares or nickels.  I rarely buy pre-cut fabrics, but I do clean up my scraps by cutting them into sizes a la Bonnie Hunter.  My 5 " square box was over flowing, so it was time to stitch them into something.  

    This is the block design I developed.  Two 4-patch units and  two HST units equal one block.  The key is to keep the values distinct.....dark verses light.     I work a lot with value, and my scrap quilts are no exception in that.    This block has a lot of possibilities and many layouts are possible.  For this version I chose to use a simple layout of block to block. 

 My thought process for the finish:
    When it came time to quilt this one, I knew I wanted something a little different than my usual swirl.  I loved the diagonal lines I saw with this layout.   That became a clue as to how to quilt it.  I have spent the last year learning to free motion quilt feathers, so that was one option I considered.  Yet  I finally decided it needed a more open style.  Decision made....stitch a long vine with fern shaped leaves and a few curls thrown in...and accentuate the diagonal.






  Loose Change:
      Finished size is 52" by 67".
      Techniques used:  4 patch, HST,   color value
      Machine pieced and quilted by me.
      Category  is Scrap Quilt.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the festival.  Happy stitching.

14 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

Another fabulous entry - I love the ferns you created with your quilting - perfect!

Sheila said...

This is beautiful, Debbie. Awesome.

Barb said...

OH...I just love this quilt!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This is just a beauty - and still reads that color wash in you!

Ray and Jeanne said...

I kove this Debbie - it is an awesome quilt! I love the block you designed and the quilting. It is one terrific quilt! ~Jeanne

Lynne said...

Love, love, love it! When I grow up as a quilter I want to be someone like you!

Barbara Stanbro said...

I just love your color choices. Perfect!

Nicki said...

I love that quilt & your photography skills are wonderful!

Elizabeth said...

I love it! The name is very clever. And your quilting is so pretty -- just the right for this quilt.

xo -E

CitricSugar said...

Your play with values is beautiful! I love the quilting, too.

Connie said...

What a beautiful quilt and a great way to use your scraps!! The quilting is perfect for it too!

Dorinda said...

Wow. This is one of the nicest scrap quilts I have seen. Love it!

Renee said...

What a great way to use up various sized scraps! Beautiful quilt.

Patricia said...

I like this one a lot. The quilting works really well too.

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