Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Scrap Squad Quilt #1...revealed...

Over on Quilty Pleasures, Quiltmaker's blog, my first Scrap Squad quilt was revealed today.  Here it is with Raggs -- he sure knows when his photo is being taken.  
Here's where I got my color scheme.  I saw this plate in the Louvre, Paris, France.   
I pulled turquoise, pumpkins and cream for the background.  My first attempt was cream with pumpkin. 
Here's the cream and pumpkin with the turquoise and pumpkin.  Hum, I don't really like the cream and white.  On with the turquoise and the various pumpkin/rust fabric I had on hand.  I only purchased fabric because I ran out of the turquoises.  
This was one block I had to pay attention to while I was making it!  Ooops! 
I thought I'd try something different with the blocks.  Ok, not doing it for me this way.  But, what about using this block as a border for another quilt.  I think I'll keep that in the back of the mind for the future. 
I used the extra strips to make blocks . . . 
. . . that went on the back along with the extra blocks. 
Here it is on Ruthie.  It was fun to try free motion feathers on it.  And the design was perfect for feathers.  
Here's another look at the finished quilt.  On to Scrap Squad quilt #2.  It's on my design wall at home.  
I've enjoyed my visit with Jenny, Brian and Sophia.  Jen was off from work so we got her new sewing space set up and I made a play outfit for Sophia.  Unfortunately, Sophi wasn't interested in trying it on. But she liked to pet Max the kitty. 
However, Ducky seemed to like Sophi's new outfit that Grammy made. Hopefully Jenny will send me a photo of it on Sophi some day. 
Happy Quilting All! 


10 comments:

  1. Wow! Bonnie, that's beautiful! I like it so much better than the one that was shown in the magazine. Congratulations.

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  2. I love it! I'm still planning to make one of these.

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  3. Congratulations on your accomplishment and well-deserved praise.

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  4. Wow!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the dimension in your quilt. Pinning this one for later, have to give it a try.

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  5. Fabulous color choices!!! I love it.

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  6. Love the quilt. The color choice is excellent.

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  7. Excellent interpretation using the colors from the plate. Job well done. And a very cute Sophi and Raggs in the photos!

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  8. Fantastic and very graphic quilt. Nice color scheme.
    Chris

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  9. Great quilt Bonnie! I love the colors and the strong contrast....hurrah Marge! Somehow I lost you in my favorites but I'll be back soon to see what you have going on. Sophie is adorable, looks to be about age of my youngest granddaughter Ilika who will be 1 in May. Have great week.

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