In my head, when I think "quilt", this is what I picture. Lots of different fabrics, different in both color and texture. Preferably smallish pieces. An off white background (ideally that is scrappy too like this one). Washed to give it that old crinkled look.
My criteria for a scrap quilt...
It must have...
Some redSome yellow
Other than that just about anything goes, although I prefer not to use a lot of pastel or brights. Definitely no solids.
I don't want to step on any one's toes. I see all sorts of beautiful quilts all the time that are not scrappy in the least. And I admire them. I'm just saying that for ME, quilts are scrappy. And I suspect most of you feel the same or I doubt you'd be reading my blog since that is mostly what I show here (well that and lots of Dutch Treat applique).
I think we all have our preferences and tend to lean one way or the other..scrappy or not. I'm sure there are those who sort of cringe when they see all the colors and especially the mix of backgrounds I use in my quilts. That's okay. Different is good. Different is interesting.
But back to yesterday. It just made me happy to be handling this quilt. What can I say..small things make me happy.
I still have to bind it as you can see. That is a job for this afternoon or evening. And it still needs laundered, but already I like the texture that is apparent in low light.
One of the reasons the quilting went so fast is that I chose to do another all over small meander. This is such an interesting pattern..one that challenges you to find the block. It was a mystery quilt from my friend, Cynthia, at Iowa Star Quilts. The free pattern is still available on her website. Here's her top from her blog. Guess it will no longer be a mystery for you, but it's still a great pattern to make.
Now to catch up with the Dutch Treat blocks made in the last few evenings.
#142 Separate Tables
#144 Shasta Daisy
#145 Shooting Stars
#146 Silver Bells
Closing in on row 11. Have a great weekend!