Thursday, November 12, 2009

Scrappy Quilt

I finished the scrappy quilt (on schedule, I might add, but I didn't get around to posting about it till now), and am quite pleased with it.
It was so much fun to put together, and I like its rather crazy appearance.

The above photo shows the quilt after it had been washed and dried, to fuzz all the edges and "wrinkle" the background fabric.

Here's a close-up of part of it, so you can see just how haphazardly the sewing was done! Unfortunately, you can't really see the cute purplish binding I used. I was amazed how much thinking actually went into choosing the binding! (Probably more than the main part of the quilt...) I auditioned quite a few different binding fabrics. Some turned out to be too busy (i.e. colorful), some were too uninteresting, some were too bold. But I finally chose a purple that has several different purples in a print, so it reads almost like a solid.

I was planning to give this quilt to my Guild for a comfort quilt, but a friend suggested that I first put it in our Festival of the Trees booth and see if it sells. If not, then it can be a comfort quilt. Whatever! I just made this quilt for the fun of it, so I don't really care where it goes.


  1. Thanks, Harmony! It was so much fun to make, and I'm pretty sure I'll be making more of them.

  2. I loved seeing your scrappy quilt at the meeting yesterday. You should be very proud of it. I agree, give F.O.T. a try, then let it go as a comfort quilt if (by some miracle) it doesn't sell. Gail

  3. Thanks, Gail. I actually really liked looking at it this past week, hanging over my sofa. It seems like something that is so silly, it's cute!