Friday, January 11, 2019

Farmhouse Quilt - Scrap Buster for Sure

Up in the studio - working on another Scrap Buster quilt.

I call this one - Farmhouse Quilt (queen size)

Sewing with my old stand by Sears Kenmore, c1992.

I spent the better part of the day, cutting 4" squares from lots of fabric remnants.  

My choices of fabrics illustrate my quest to liquidate fabric remnants I've been holding for a long, long time.  

Included . . weird themes or patterns--bug eyed fish, Christmas lights, polka dots, paisleys, fruit loops,.  One turquoise fabric was so bright I turned it upside down to diminish its brightness.  There are little hedge hogs, and tiny kitten fabric too for neutral plain blocks measuring 7.5" square.

Pictured below--the finished backing, and the top--ready to quilt.

No Rules regarding colors for this quilt.  

But I deliberately interrupted the flow with a black and white checkerboard fabric (larger pattern), as an exclamation point.  Black and White checkerboard with Red Cherries no less.

Edge to edge free style long arm quilting - a sequence I developed called Floral Feathers.

It's a light, and airy quilt.  I cut way more squares than required--enough to make a 2nd queen size quilt.

I'll be offering this queen size quilt for sale at my first show Memorial Weekend.  Details to follow in my next post.

Thank you for looking at my work.


  1. Hi Linda, It sounds like a fun project. It must be difficult to create balance with all those patterns--I certainly would botch it, but I know your quilt will be a triumph.

  2. The quilt is lovely Linda!! Quoting was one endeavor I dabbled in, but never got organized enough to be serious about...My husband’s sister is a wonderful quiltress though! I hope you remember’s been a good, long, while since I have visited Blogland, but always enjoyed your posts... and always enjoy chatting with a fellow Wisconsinite! Hope the holidays were good and blessed for you. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  3. It's sort of like a stew where you use up all your leftovers, isn't it? Turned our beautifully!

  4. just beautiful! I wish I had the patience, room and talent.