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Monday, March 12, 2012

Scrap quilts - my favorite!

I have enjoyed seeing all the scrap quilts that have been posted the last few days. I love making scrap quilts too.
This first one was my attempt at a leader/ender project. The leader/ender idea didn't work out so well as all other projects were soon pushed aside. This was the first quilt that I tried baptist fan quilting and feathers and I just love both.
This quilt was my first attempt at hand quilting. I didn't know anything, I just borrowed a hoop and got started. I used Warm and Natural batting and found it SO hard to needle. I've used silk and wool batting ever since - what a relief!
Happy Quilting!!

7 comments:

  1. I have had trouble with warm and natural also - I find it tough to quilt through. I have never tried the silk and the wool but I have excellent luck with the quilters dream 100% cotton.
    Lovely quilts.
    Karen

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  2. I guess warm and natural is just for machine quilting, I too love using the Quilter's dream cotton or wool. Love your nine patch quilt, still need to make one, it is unusual to see gray as the background color, but I really like it.

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  3. Janet, I'm in love with that scrappy 9-patch! The grey and white are so striking! And your border feathers and baptist fans are fantastic! I love everything about it!

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  4. Janet your scrappies are gorgeous, I know what you mean about leaders and enders, it is just so hard to do just one at a time..VBG
    I love how you started to quilt and thank goodness you continued even though it was tough going at the beginning.
    I honestly never remember the batting i use as long as it is cotton or wool, by the time I finish the quilt the batting bag is missing somewhere, I guess I should pay attention. I have heard others say they like the Quilters dream.
    Janet you are right in saying what a wonderful display of scrappies it is fun to see peole pull out these fabulous quilts and show them off, good idea Carla!

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  5. Ohhh, Love that nine patch! And the color grey has really grabbed me lately. Beautiful work!

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  6. Oh, lovely quilts! Scrappy quilts just sing to me!

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  7. Where is the pattern for the second quilt? I *love* that one! Great scrap quilts! Good to know about the W&N. I'll remember that in the future.

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