Thursday, May 16, 2013

Granny’s Scraps Quilt


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 Twice a year we get to enjoy an online quilt show from our own home hosted by Amy.
 
I’m calling my entry “Granny’s Scraps” and entering into the Group/Bee Category.
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You see, last year Evie found a pile of 3” scrappy squares at our Magnolia Sewing Circle from cottons, polyester/cotton, and shirting. She brought them over to my house and wanted help in designing a quilt.
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What could we make with such an odd collection? … We divided the squares into 3 piles, light, medium, and dark.
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Then we put them up on my design wall in “granny square” fashion dividing the lights from the mediums with a single row of darks.
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We were right pleased with the outcome and took it to our Magnolia Sewing Circle to get help with the hand quilting.
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Mary, Thelma, Paul’s mom, and Anna Mae have a turn putting in stitches.
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Even the children like to be around the quilt.
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Here it’s all finished and ready for it’s new home.
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Detail and backing.
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Granny’s Scraps
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Finished: May 15, 2013
Dimensions: 90"X74"
Fiber: cotton, poly/cotton, shirting
Hand Quilted by Magnolia Sewing Circle Ladies

Category: Group/Bee

Creations by Nina-Marie


17 comments:

  1. Lovely find with a great design solution.

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  2. My favorite part about this quilt is the purple shade in it and that you all hand quilted it together!

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  3. What a great idea! Very creative and a good use of the fabrics on hand. The quilting is lovely and I love the picture of the ladies quilting it!

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  4. Excellent sorting! The finished quilt is beautiful - a true group effort.

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  5. I love the interplay of value... Beautiful work.

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  6. Love the quilt and all the pictures and stories you shared. Thanks!

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  7. This quilt is beautiful and I love how it was made by you all together :)

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  8. What a lovely quilt. I am so jealous of your quilty friends...I must make quilty friends, too.

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  9. The green/burgundy-red lattice makes this quilt very pleasing. There's nothing like the simple square and a lovely set of colors.
    best, nadia

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  10. Julia what a stunning scrappy quilt with squares on hand. Just goes to show how your quilting mind works. Lovely!

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  11. That is a beautiful quilt - I love how you seperated the fabrics and what you came up with. And of course - the kids!! Great job!

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  12. What a neat idea to apply to scraps - a scrappy granny! I have wanted to make a granny squares quilt and I love crappy - so maybe this look will be in my future - I've bookmarked the picture as a reminder!

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  13. The color arrangement is fantastic and so is the back. Great project and a fun memory for your group.

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  14. Beautiful! I love the value play and texture!

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