My creativity is slow in coming back. I’m missing my Dad horribly, but know that he would want me to get busy doing what I love to do, so I thought I’d make a quilt – a simple quilt. Something that would soothe me as I made it, and comfort someone when they received it. The time was right to create a Comfort quilt.
I love scrap quilts. The only problem is I don’t have a lot of scraps. What can I say? I make a quilt, then donate the leftover fabric to my local quilt club. I even donate leftover blocks. It’s my way of attempting to control my fabric collection.
Browsing through one of my shelving units, I had a light bulb moment. What if I selected a print with a small repeat, cut it up into little pieces, and used just that one fabric for the printed scraps? Hmmm. It might work. Here is a picture of the fabric I selected:
And here is a picture of the quilt top, with my little black TV in the bottom of the photo:
Does that not look like it’s a scrap quilt? I sure think so. It all coordinates, yet there are blues, greens, reds, and yellows in there. And it’s so easy. No searching through a scrap bin, no trying to get colors that play well with each other, just simply cutting 2.5″ strips from one fabric choice, sectioning them, and sewing them together with the solid colored fabric.
The original pattern has the columns next to each other, but I’ve always wanted to make a strippy quilt, with an area for some fancy quilting, so I used muslin strips between the pieced columns.
The quilt top isn’t finished yet. The muslin strips have to be added to the top and bottom, but I was so excited by this concept, I had to share it with all of you. Now somebody else might have thought of doing this, but at 12:30 am, it came to me, I started sewing, and by 3 am, the first column was already made.