Monday, September 19, 2016

Blogger Quilt Festival 2016 Entry 2

Here's my second entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by Amy of Amy's Creative Side. Such fun!

What do you do when you want a scrappy quilt and don't have what you need in your stash? You create a stash! I wanted a bunch of low volume fabrics for the background of the quilt, so I went around to all the shops in my area and bought some fat quarters along with many, many 1/8 yard cuts and built a stash! It worked!

The quilt is a wedding present for my niece and (now) nephew. The colors are based on a favorite poster they have, and the pattern is a resized version of Tone It Down by Lissa Anderson for American Patchwork and Quilting (February 2014). The block is also a traditional one known as Burgoyne Surrounded. My niece told me they preferred a vintage look, and this quilt design seemed just right. 

I constructed the quilt block by block using my design wall to distribute the "scraps." My blocks are 18 3/4 inches. 

The solid fabrics are Kona cottons. I used half yards, which gave me enough "scraps" to piece the back. I couldn't resist a more modern vibe. 

The whole quilt measured 71 inches square--66 3/4 inches square after washing. I pieced it on my Singer Featherweight with Superior Masterpiece thread and meander quilted it on my Singer 115 Treadle Machine with Superior King Tut Thread. The monogram block on the back was paper pieced.

Here are some more pictures. If you want to read more and see more pictures, click on the 2AM Quilt label at the bottom of this post or on the sidebar. There are only two posts because it was a secret project.

I'm linking this post to the Scrappy Category of the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Click on over and see what else there is. I hope you like (love?) my entry. 


  1. I love your entry Janine. Love the scrappy look to it and the effort that went into creating that scrappy look. The flow of color in this quilt is lovely. Also love the bold backing you created which contrasts so well with the front. :-)

  2. Your color selections are just perfect and I love the mix of lights for the background.

  3. This quilt has been on my bucket list for a long time. But I want to make it 2 tone. Would the directions in that magazine (which I have) be easy to follow with just 2 fabrics? Beautiful finish.

  4. This is a beautiful scrappy quilt. I just love it!!

  5. Scrappy Makes me Happy! Cute use of your Fat Quarters.

  6. I made this quilt too! Wasn't it fun to use up all those scraps!? Beautiful!

  7. I like the way you "created" the stash! It looks so well blended. Love the colours too!