Friday, January 17, 2014

shelbourne falls and friends - a finished quilt top

Over the winter break, I stumbled across the Missouri Star Quilt Company's tutorial of the Double Slice Layer Cake Quilt. It inspired me to cut into my little 10 inch charm pack of Shelbourne Falls, by Denyse Schmidt. It's was waiting for the perfect type of pattern, one that used every bit of the fabric, without an inch of waste.

I love this line of fabric, particularly the blues and reds that mingle with the creams and the blues and purples. There is something very vintage-like about it. 



I dug through my scraps and pulled out a bunch of prints that would mix well together, cut them to 10" and went to work making a throw sized quilt. These blocks are very easy to chain piece and came together super quickly.


I didn't follow the tutorial exactly when it came to block placement, and just let them sit where they seemed to suit best, creating a really scrappy, and somewhat random look that I love.


The border is a slate blue fabric from Moda's PB and J line called Grunge Basic Picnic that I pulled from my scrap bin. It's such a good feeling using up the bits and pieces from older quilts. I have the backing and binding waiting for my next block of uninterrupted quilting time. Hopefully that is very soon...

Have a happy Friday!

Linking up with Amanda for finish it up Friday.


11 comments:

  1. Uninterrupted quilting time is the only way to do it!!! Love the fabrics you picked for this quilt!!

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    1. Thank you Sara! And, thank you for popping by. ��

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  2. Beautiful! I love a good no-waste pattern!

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  3. I love your border, and the random layout.

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    1. Thanks Jasmine. I was torn on the border, but it needed to be bigger and I had run out of the main fabric.... So, a border out of the scrap bin it was. ��

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  4. I'm always inspired by those with the ability to pull scraps and make something this gorgeous. Well done!

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    1. Gosh that's sweet! It wasn't all scraps, so the coordinating fabrics tied together, and helped all the scrappy bits, but thank you!! I aspire to one day do a whole quilt entirely out of scraps (less the backing). ☺️

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  5. I hadn't read your text yet and had just been looking at the pictures, thinking how the fabrics looked like older prints my grandmother would have. Then I went back up and saw your comment on how they looked vintage! It's true. If only they were lightly bleached to look really old. I love it though. Very interesting pattern. I may try it someday.

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