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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Scrap Purge Complete

Ahhh... After working on that huge, dark, heavy camouflage and orange quilt, it feels so wonderful to get back to myself and work on something light and happy.


I've made it my mission every summer to use up my scraps.  For the past two summers my Shattered Rainbow quilts have put the vast majority of them to good use, but left behind some of my most treasured scraps- the ones with too many colors to be classified into a single-color block.

Color balance was important in my Shattered Rainbow quilts, so it wasn't feasible to include every bit of every single-color fabric in them, which is why the rest of those fabrics were thrown into this quilt as well.  I really like how those fabrics break up all of the busy prints and give your eye a place to rest, though.

I have no idea what I'm going to back this with.  I have a strip of scraps for the backing, so the fabric can't really be too busy.  I was thinking of a gray polkadot, and a shockingly bright shade of green for the binding.  What do you think?




16 comments:

  1. Yep....... That would work for me.

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  2. I agree, a grey polka dot and a green binding sounds just right!

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  3. This would make a cute I-Spy quilt for fellow quilters! Guess the line of fabric. I do spy Amy Butler!! Great quilt!

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  4. Grey polka dot is always a win in my book. :) And the pop of green would work great! I've got a scrappy quilt to work on this evening as well, I better get cracking!

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  5. shocking green will look great!

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  6. It's such a fun quilt, the color mix is very appealing, I love it!!

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  7. I truly love all your scrap quilts!

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  8. This is great. I love seeing others scrap quilts as I struggle making them. I love them but I'm such a control freak that I can't settle to do one

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  9. This is great. I love seeing others scrap quilts as I struggle making them. I love them but I'm such a control freak that I can't settle to do one

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  10. I think the green sounds like the perfect frame for this quilt! I'm also thinking there may be a scrap quilt in my very near future.....

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  11. I've enjoyed watching this quilt come together - maybe soon I will start making my own - thanks for the incentive :)

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  12. Lovely! Curious what size this is.

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  13. Everything is better with polka dots ; )

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  14. It's fun to look this one over and discover the fabrics. Little bits of Amy B and Kaffe hidden like a fabric search puzzle.

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  15. your work is just what i love. its so free spirited and happy. I LOOOOVE it. i just dont have enough hours in my day to do everything... but i will get there... dont know if i am a no reply... eeek

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    1. thank you so much, Elizabeth! I'm so glad you like it. Improv piecing is definitely one of my favorite ways to sew. and yes- you are coming up as a no-reply blogger, so I am answering you here!

      :) Kelly

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