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Friday, March 9, 2012

Scrappy Quilt

Tim Latimer

My favorite Quilts are scrappy. I love the Idea of using up all the leftovers...nothing goes to waste.


My favorite finished scrappy quilt is this Drunkard's Path variation (fool's Puzzle)


This was a vintage top that I purchased and hand quilted. Lots of variety in the fabrics.

Here is a picture of the quilting


I think I spent almost as much time marking this one as I did quilting it, I used a flex ruler for all the curves, and I marked as I quilted with a blue chalk pencil.


I used warm and natural batting and I love the look but it sure is not the easiest to quilt through! I don't think I would like it nearly as well if it had been made with all the same fabrics in every block, the scrappy look is a lot more spontaneous.


Happy Quilting

Tim





5 comments:

  1. you sure did put a lot of quilting in it - wonderful quilt, I like that pattern too and made several of these - I think a lot of us hand quilters (and hand piecers) make a lot of the same patterns!
    Karen

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  2. I love scrappy, too! This one is beautiful. Great idea to mark as you go with a flex ruler. I'll have to remember to try that.

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  3. I love how you've quilted this one. That's a lot of stitches to take through Warm and Natural batting!! I used it once - NEVER again for hand quilting!!

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  4. Tim, I love this and the quilting you did so nicely on it. Beautiful, soft colors!

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  5. These quilts are only meant to be hand pieced and quilted to me, it takes as much time as it does buy machine. It is great to be able to relax with your fabric and needles and stitch away. Love your quilting design and always good to know what works best in batting for hand quilting thanks for the heads up

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