How many of you all like things that are simple?
Do you like things that are sensational?
What about Summer......do you all like the season that is upon us?
And, how do you all feel about Scrap Quilts???????
If you said yes or loved any of the questions above, I implore you to join me and the quilters of Scrap Club hosted by Kevin the Quilter in the..........
Thanks to my good friend Alycia of Alycia Quilts
and her son, Little Bit, for the cool badge!
Feel free to add it to your blog
and help spread the word!
Scrap quilting means different things to different quilters.
For me, it is about using a huge variety of fabrics in one quilt.
Although I do LOVE utilizing the smallest of scraps in my
quilt making endeavors, I will definitely cut from larger pieces
of fabric such as fat quarters and yardage to enhance
that variety. Variety is the spice of life, and it is the same
for me in my quilting artistry. I hope you will consider
doing the same during this mystery/sew along.
Let's get some of the particulars out of the way,
concerning this mystery/sew-a-long shall we?
The Simply Sensational Summer Scrap Quilt is
based on an antique quilt in my personal collection.
It measures approximately 69"x 82".
However, YOU will be able to determine
if you would like your version to be
a little larger, or a little smaller
in our first clue!
This quilt embodies simple, traditional quilt making
techniques, which is something I love.
When I say this is going to be simple.....
I! MEAN! IT!
Clues will be posted here on my blog
on the 4th Thursday during the months of
Yep! You read that correctly!
3 EASY clues that will help you create a very
striking quilt and help you "dent" that
scrap/stash! Notice, I didn't say bust! LOLOL
PDFs will be added as they become available.
(My apologies for all of the confusion!)
(My apologies for all of the confusion!)
Consider this an easy pallet cleanser that you can do
in between other piecing this summer.
No specialty rulers needed!
Did I mention it is some super easy sewing???
Perhaps you are seeking an easy design to
use your scraps in making a donation quilt?
Maybe you have always wanted to step out
of your comfort zone and try something new?
I would like to encourage you to participate and consider
donating this quilt to a charity, philanthropic organization,
or church in your area.
You are probably asking yourself at this point....
is he going to give us a color pallet to go off of???
What about yardage requirements????
this is designed to be a 2 color quilt, so what I want you to
do is...... analyze your scraps/stash.....
I will wait........
Find 2 colors that you have A LOT of
and that have
We will be working with
lights, mediums, and darks
in each of the 2 colors you choose.
We will also be exploring color saturation.
Trust me......if you are a scrap quilter
like me, you will have
MORE than enough
fabrics (yardage requirements) to work with.
Don't stress......just take delight
in using up some fabrics.
I personally challenged myself to visit one of my
that rarely if ever gets peeked into.....
My batiks scrap/stash bin.
I selected to work with brown batiks.
In the photo above you will see
red browns, gold browns, green browns, light browns,
medium browns and
I am working from pre-cut strips, irregular scraps, as well as
fat quarters and yardage.
All are batiks in my version of this quilt.
And, for STARK CONTRAST
I am working with.....
These range from very light, to mediums,
to darker gray tones and beige,......
you can see above
there is quite a variety in the neutrals.
The one important aspect is that these
contrast against the browns.
You can choose to work with any 2 colors
you would like to!
Some options might be:
Blue - Red
Red - Green
Neutral - Black
Black - Gold
Brown - Yellow
Again, the choice is yours.....
just make sure you have a lot of
scraps/stash in the 2 colors you choose
and that the 2 colors have
This quilt truly is too easy
NOT to do!
It reminds me of the good ole' summer time
when I was a kid, sewing with my
2 great aunts!
I hope you will choose to join me in this
fun quilt along mystery.
And......enjoy what summer brings......
yellow crook neck squash and zucchini from my garden
already being harvested here at the
I turned the squash into...
this scrumptious casserole.
is the link to this
delicious, cheesy squash casserole I made.
Thanks for all of your encouragement!
Keep on Quilting!
Kevin the Quilter