Usually when the event is happening, I am going to or returning from Quilt Market making it difficult to participate. This year it does not coincide with Market happenings so I have the time and a quilt ( even more exciting) to share!
My entry is for a scrappy quilt that I started four years ago with nothing in mind other than scrappy and color. It took four years and a grand baby for this UFO to find it's purpose.
This was the first block to be made using a pattern from Sylvia's Wedding Sampler.
The entire quilt is almost 100% scrappy. There is only one fabric that was repeated. I cannot remember which one it was now. If I had come across it and remembered, I think I would have replaced it.
These whimsical scrappy blocks grew weekly. Many of the centers are fussy cut which made this quilt perfect when I finally decided at the beginning of 2016 to finish it for my grand baby.
It had been made into a quilt top in 2012. I was never completely committed to the setting and so it remained unquilted. It was on my ladder in my sewing studio until and one day in January ( I am sure it was one of the snow days when I had nothing I could do) I grabbed it and two hours later it was completely un sewn and I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
The quilting was a simple crosshatch using Aurifil 50 wt. You can see the precious mouse, heart and mushroom fussy cuts! So adorable!
For quilting, I pulled out my trusty vintage Viking! Plopped it up on the dining room table and stitched my heart out! The stitches on this machine always amaze me!
Choosing the binding was a group effort and took literally hours. The two younger kids and I laid the quilt out on the foyer floor, I would choose some fabrics and we would vote. The teen aged girl was over the whole process after hour three and decided just plain black. The youngest was good with a color but we could not find one that complimented everything equally.
I went for a final dig into the stash and came up with this gorgeous Robert Kaufman print!
It was perfect! The dark contrasting purple with tiny bits of complimenting colors throughout. By this time, we had discovered that the grand baby was a girl so the sweet flowers and birds were just right!
The absolute best thing about this quilt is the baby girl that will have it forever!
Thank you so much Amy for hosting this wonderful event again!
Make sure to go and check out all of the fabulous quilts that are being shared this week on