Thursday, March 29, 2018

Scrap Busting

Susan has been busy with these two great scrap quilts! This first one is a Bonnie Hunter pattern called Garden Party. Bonnie is coming out with a new date keeper book with this same quilt on the cover! You can see it here, and see the resemblance between these two scrap quilts.

The quilting we decided on is Deja Vu, using gold thread:


Susan had a bolt of 118" wide cream cotton sateen that we used for the backing. She paid $20 for that bolt at a quilt garage sale, and it started out with 16 1/2 yards!

She said that many of the scraps she used in this quilt were from her mother's stash from the 70s.

Susan's second quilt is from the pattern Fabric Fusion by The Modern Quilt Studio. She used an assortment of batiks for the top.

The quilting is Fascination. Here you can see one block, which has 5 rectangles in it.

Susan used this great floral backing. Isn't it a beauty?!

The finished size of Susan's quilt is 61" X 85". I've made this pattern several times and it looks great in any combination of scraps. 

Great job, Susan! Both of those quilts are great scrap busters!!!
       
Grace & peace!!! ~Nancy
   
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, TGIFF, Busy Hands Quilts, Friday Foto Fun

17 comments:

  1. Wow, both are amazing and beautiful quilts! I love how Susan used all those scraps from her mother and that they were from the 70's. Very special!
    Quilter Bonnie

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  2. That cream backing really shows off the beautiful quilting. Her scrap buster is gorgeous.

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  3. Indeed they used up some scraps in those lovelies! Thanks for the link for the last one. If the backing is satin-doesn't it slide right off the bed?

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  4. Wow, she's definitely getting her money's worth out of that bolt of sateen! Nice quilts, and definitely scrap busters. Love the Fabric Fusion quilt!

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  5. What a deall on that sateen! Both quilts are so different, yet so masterfully done. Love your quilting choices- as usual.

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  6. Wow! Lots of fun pictures today. I love both of these quilts! Wish I could find a yard sale find like that! :)

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  7. Susan's quilts are gorgeous! And so different from each other, too. A classic Bonnie Hunter and a more modern "stained glass" look. She must be so happy with the quilting :)

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  8. I recently purchased some gold thread. Haven't been able to determine when it's appropriate to quilt with. Would love some tips!

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  9. Just gorgeous quilts! What is not to love about scraps? Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Beautiful job, and your quilting complements each of these quilts perfectly. Do you freehand these allover designs from the front of the machine or do you follow pantographs from the back? I have newfound respect for beautiful pantograph quilting now that I've tried it myself. It's definitely not as easy as it looks to stay on the lines, especially with tight, curvy patterns like your feathery design! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

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  11. Both quilts are gorgeous! Garden Party is pretty amazing and the fact that the fabric is from the 70's is so cool! Why can't I ever find a 20 dollar deal like that!!

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  12. These are both fabulous and I love the quilting on both!

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  13. What a fun share - she sure has fantastic backings - gorgeous floral, and 20 DOLLARS for the bolt?! I'd be in heaven, yep. Both of these quilts are beautiful.

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  14. love Bonnie's patterns, I am hand quilting one now that I did

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  15. Your quilting is wonderful. I love the gorgeous scrappiness of them

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  16. Your Garden Party is beautiful!

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  17. It is lovely to learn about the stories behind each quilt. Very special.

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