Sunday, February 17, 2019

Welcome to the Dust off a Quilting Book Blog Hop

Hello and welcome!  I'm happy to be part of of Bea's Dust off a Quilt Book Blog Hop, and can't wait to see what kind of projects everyone shares!  I've been busy trying to clean off my bookshelves, so it was perfect timing to go through my old books and look for something fun to make.
This book is an old favorite of mine - scrap quilts have always been a favorite of mine - my very first patchwork was a simple stacked bricks when I was in my teens, and I think I'll always love a scrappy quilt. Marti Michell has a lot of great tips in this book for making scrap quilts, including easy ways to cut for more than one quilt at a time. I was inspired by the World Without End quilt.  I have to admit that I didn't use the instructions in the book for my quilt because I saw that the pieces would be perfect for cutting with the AccuQuilt Go! Qube set for 8 inch blocks.  So I did that instead.
I had some leftover pieces of brown and teal Island Batik fabrics left from a previous project and thought they would look gorgeous in this project - and I was right!  I added some different blue-green and brown fabrics (also Island Batik)  I love the secondary design when you put four blocks together.

And then there were 16 blocks, and I decided that was enough for a charming little quilt.  So it was time for basting.  I had a lovely brown piece of Island Batik that I used for the backing, and another piece from the Heirloom Natural batting from Hobbs (I got quite a few quilts out of that queen size batt!) 

I pulled out a spool of Aurifil 40 wt in a nice brown for the quilting.

It looks pretty on the back, too!
I just did some straight line quilting with my walking foot to follow the lines of the piecing.  It didn't take long to finish my little quilt, and the teal binding was just the right touch.

Thanks again to Bea for hosting this fun hop!  Make sure you go see what my fellow bloggers are creating this week to show you:

Monday Feb 18th
Turid at densyendehimmel
Pamela at Pamelaquilts
Selina at Selinaquilts
Kathleen at Kathleenmcmusing

Tuesday Feb 19th
Jennifer at curlicuecreations
Stephanie at stephjacobsondesigns
Kathy at Kathysquilts
Shasta at high road quilter
Theresa at bumbleberrystitches

Wednesday Feb 20th
Sharon at Vrooman’s quilts
Suzy at Websterquilt
Nancy at patchworkbreeze
Karrin at karrinscrazyworld
Denise at craftraditions

Thursday Feb 21st
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Jennifer at Dizzyquilter
Lee Anne at Podunk Pretties
Lyndsey at Sew Many Yarns

Friday Feb 22nd
Bea at Beaquilter
Barbara at Bejweledquilts
Marian at seams to be sew
Brenda at songbirddesigns

What book do you have on your bookshelf that you would like to make a quilt out of?  You should go get it started - you'll be glad you did!


Turid said...

I love scrappy quilts too. And that book looks so interesting, no wonder it's your favorite. You made a sweet little quilt, and I would love to see more from that book.

Stitchin At Home said...

What a fun little quilt! That book looks like it will never go out of style.

beaquilter said...

Cute quilt!

Gene Black said...

That is a great little quilt. I love the secondary patterns the blocks create. Isn't it fun to realize that you can cut the pieces with the Go! cutter rather than having to rotary cut them?

Farm Quilter said...

Great quilt and the secondary design is the one I noticed first! Isn't that always a lovely surprise when that happens??!

tink's mom said...

Great quilt and use of the dusty old book. Love the brown highlights.

Kathy E. said...

Isn't it fun to use up pretty scraps to create something so gorgeous? I always love how those little pieces get along so well together! Super pretty, always!

Calicojoan said...

Oh, I love scrappy quilt too. This one is just adorable. I really need to make use of the GO, but I am a pattern kind of girl and it really hasn't inspired me yet.

Jennifer Thomas said...

So pretty! I love that block ~ I've used it for a pillow before. Your quilt looks wonderful in the teal and brown combo. Nice secondary pattern. Have a fabulous day!

Karrin Hurd said...

Love your quilt, the scrappiness and colors!

Magpie Sue said...

I believe I had that book at one time! I love what you've done with the block you chose. :-)

Scrapatches said...

I love quilt books and scrap quilts. You have combined two of my favorite things! Wonderful color and fabric choices. Thank you for sharing this book in the hop ... :) Pat

Angie said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the colors! Enjoy your day! :-) :-)

Carol Swift said...

This is beautiful and I love the fabric and colors you chose!

Lori Smanski said...

this is so pretty. i love the secondary patterns
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Barb said...

What fun, enjoyed your post. The Accuquilt go makes it so much easier.

Carol Andrews said...

I love the teal and browns. Isn’t the Accuquilt fun? I couldn’t quilt if I didn’t have mine!
Carol Andrews

Denise said...

Now these are my colors. Beautiful.

Carla said...

Such a pretty quilt in those fun colors. Teal is never wrong in my book.

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

That is a beautiful quilt and it looks great with those pretty batik fabric.

Anna brown said...

Wow very very nice great job love the way it joined.

RosieGma said...

Love the colors ...I have that dusty quilt book also...may have to get it out to see what I have missed out scrappy wise.

Nancy said...

Whata cute quilt. The colors are lovely together. I like to quilt with my walking foot with simple lines that follow the blocks. I find that my old books have patterns that are easier to cut and construct in this period of time with all the new tools and techniques we have to use. The Accuquilt makes it much easier.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Goodness, your new quilt is GORGEOUS!! I'm guessing you are thrilled to have taken a closer look at that book. said...

I saw the quilt and the layout and colors of the blocks is stunning. Great project to choose and use.

Kathleen said...

Marti Mitchell always has great techniques. Of course, the batiks are perfect!

Danette said...

I love your quilt, beautiful!

Michelle said...

This is such a pretty quilt.

Leanne Parsons said...

I love scrappy quilts, too, and yours is gorgeous! The blues and browns are so pretty together. I love the secondary design, too.

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Pamela, what a lovely quilt. I love the block and they look so well in those colours.