Sunday, July 10, 2011

I can't deny it, I LOVE a Scrappy Quilt!

A lot of my sewing this summer has been inspired by traditional quilt blocks. My biggest project is this:

Two quilters, Angela/Fussy Cut and Amanda/msmcporkchopquilts, invited others to join them in making quilt blocks from the book, The Farmer's Wife Sampler Quilt. I'm going with my favorite scrappy quilt look, using colors and fabrics that call out to me when I start a block. There are 111 different 6.5" block patterns in the book--enough for a queen size quilt. I've made 19 so far:

Definitely a long term project, but that's alright, I've been having a lot of fun with them! The Farmer's Wife Quilt-a-long Flickr group is now at 651 members (after just 6 weeks!), so there is a huge variety of colors and fabrics to be seen in the blocks--fun!!

Here are a few more traditional style blocks (also scrappy).....3.5" for a Bitty Block Swap:
And these (hmmm, again with the scrappy).....also 3.5" for a Bitty Log Cabins Block Swap:


A follow-up on the string blocks quilt.....

...finished...and delivered about a month ago, to Liam and his parents for their summer activities. I'm pleased to say they are enjoying it.

And I think it received their cat's approval too:)