Hard to believe it, but it's already Wednesday! But I've been a good girl this week, playing with my scraps, and I've got some pretties to share with you - some of my own, and some inspiration!
First up, I want to share the finished version of some scrappy sewing I shared back in September...
These are the two pillow covers I made with the scraps from my major Artisan projects! I embellished them with some big stitching in perle cotton, and I just LOVE them!
And also, this week I managed to not just work on Lilli's annual quilt, but I finished the top!!
We had some beautiful sunshine this morning, so I was able to get a "stained glass" shot of this one. And yes, those are photographs in the centers of the larger blocks! I've had a lot of requests for a tutorial for this quilt, so I'm going to try to post a tutorial next Wednesday. This is a great scrap buster quilt, and really easy to personalize with photos printed on fabric! So keep your fingers crossed that I get that tutorial finished in time....
And now for some scrappy inspiration! Last Wednesday night when I walked into the "sweatshop" at church, I saw this on the wall...
Isn't that just gorgeous? We had a huge box of 60's/70's vintage bark cloth donated to us in all those lovely fluorescent colors, and Rita decided to use some of them to make a rail fence quilt. I think we're going to have a lot of fun playing with these - there's a lot more where that came from! We're making quilts for our 2017 senior class this year and these fabrics are perfect for teenagers, don't you think?
And I came across this beautiful scrappy quilt on Instagram this week. That grey background is the perfect foil for all those saturated colors!
Now for some fresh inspiration from my Oh Scrap! Pinterest board...
This is a great way to use the fabric from men's shirts - something my stash is overloaded with!
And isn't this a great variation on string blocks? I can see using this one to move my string quilt along a little faster - I'd only need half as many string blocks!
Oh my goodness, what a great disappearing nine-patch!! I love that the quilter used a solid red consistently as her center block - it gives the quilt some unity, even though it is completely scrappy! Also, notice how small those blocks are? I'm guessing the 9-patch blocks are made with 2.5" squares... Just imagine how much scrap this one could use up!!
And this quilt just makes me smile!! I love the riot of color, the rectangular blocks, the rainbow-y-ness... It's perfect!
You can find the original links for the last four quilts on my Pinterest board, Oh Scrap!
So - - - I'm off to write a tutorial! I have a question for you - have you ever used photo fabric in a quilt? If so, what has your experience been? What product did you use?