Friday, April 26, 2013

More Scrappiness - Elaine's Happy Quilt


After reading my last post on scrap quilts, Elaine Peltier sent me some photos of her curent scrap quilt project.  She says she seems to have an ever abundant accumulation of scraps and was racking her brain to figure out how to make use of them when she saw the cover of the June 2013 cover of Quilt magazine. 

 
Elaine said that as soon as she saw this quilt on the cover, she knew it was the answer for her pile of scraps.  The quilt designer is Brioni Greenberg, who is one of the Fat Quarterly crew.  The quilt is 90" square.  (You could down-size the blocks to make a smaller quilt.)
 


Brioni showed this quilt on her blog, flossybossy, a little over a year ago.  She said it used about 18 yards of scraps from her stash.  I call that a real stash buster!

Elaine has already started work on her version; this is her work in progress on her design wall. She is calling it "My Happy Quilt" and I can see why.  Not only is is made with happy colors but is a happy solution to the over-flowing scrap basket dilemma.




Are you inspred?  You should be able to find Quilt magazine at your local quilt shop, Barnes & Noble, or you can order if from The Fat Quarter Shop.

 

3 comments:

Nicole said...

That is such a fun quilt! It does make me happy to see all those colors!

Sarah said...

I NEED to make that quilt that uses 18 yards of scraps! How embarrassed would I be to find I still have so many left after it was finished?!

NotionNanny said...

I saw that on the magazine cover and thought it was a great idea I would love to make one with all my scraps. Just finding the time...

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