Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Scrappy Bug has bitten me!!

Last night after messing with those end borders at 11;30 I finally finished this quilt top. the borders really took alot of time and patience to get them to lay flat and line up. I am very pleased with the end result, however, even though it took much longer than I had anticipated. Now the next step will be the quilting. I may just hold off on that until I get a few more tops completed and then quilt them all at once. Here is a picture of finished top.

Here is an update with a little more progress, still in the designing stage, but you can get the idea of what I am headed for. Hopefully before the weekend it will be finished and quilted.

October Cobblestone Quilt Guild meeting hosted Bonnie Hunter from Winston-Salem North Carolina. Bonnie is the author of two books on scrap quilting and hosts a wonderful website at Here she has many free scrap quilt patterns and great ideas for managing those scraps. I took her class on Saturday and have been busy making scrappy stars since. So far I have made 280 units and decided to put a few on a design wall to see how they look. Here is a picture of some of them to give you an idea of how the quilt will lookwhen finished . I am trying to make a quilt for each of my nine grandchildren in time for Christmas this year. Not just lap quilts either but rather bed quilts as most already have baby quilts. The little gold bowties or butterfly fabrics are left from my oldest grandson's baby quilt ten years ago , so this will be for him. I have used all fall fabrics in the dark stars and assorted lights, one of which I used in his Great Grandpa Viggo's Thimbleberries quilt also from about ten years ago. Grampa Viggo was very special to us all and especially to Brody. He is no longer with us so I think Brody will like that his fabrid joins his baby quilt and his great greandfathers together in a patchwork of Love!!


Linda said...

Nine quilts! for Christmas?!! Wow! I'm impressed! You go for it!
Lurking Linda

Corky said...

Love the scrappy star quilt Jeanne.

Jeanne said...

Thanks Corky
I just finished the top and uploaded another picture. It was fun and used up over half of those little half square triangles that get cut off the corners. wow that border part took longer than almost the rest of the quilt