Monday, May 01, 2017

june quilt

Welcome to day 6 of the No Scrap Left Behind blog tour! Today my sweet friend, Katherine, who has been a long time blog friend, is sharing her take on the June quilt pattern. Katherine was gracious enough to pattern test for me and I love her final quilt! It's so bright and happy. She used a precious fabric from her stash for the background blocks as a starting point and pulled fabrics from her stash for the rest of the quilt. (See, these quilts aren't limited to scraps ONLY!) :) The results are AMAZING! She did a wonderful job on the quilting, as well. I hope you go check it out here. Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilt, Katherine!

When making scrappy quilts, it's really easy to default to a light background, like white or cream or white with red polka dots. I know that I do! This background was a bold choice, but I love it! I picked it out in the month of June, when my backyard was a similar brilliant green color. I have no doubt that it influenced my decision.
I made this quilt large... it's 85" square and I intended for it to be used for picnics. It's large enough to make a quilt fort on rainy day, too!
These string blocks are a great project to work on when you don't feel like thinking too much. In fact, I had started piecing the strings together before I had a fully formed plan for them. I was happy to have a stack of them ready to go when I made my final decisions on the layout.
When it came to choose a binding for this quilt, I had quite a time deciding what to use. I felt like I had painted myself into a corner! I usually default to some sort of red, but that didn't work so well with the green background. I auditioned several fabrics before I settled on this sunny yellow binding. I think it finishes it off nicely.
I sent it to Steffani for quilting and she did a great job on it!
 
I've been thinking about hosting a quilt along based on this quilt in the month of June. (That's next month already!) If you'd be interested in joining me, please let me know.

Happy Monday to you!

51 comments:

Dorothy Finley said...

Your green background gives it the appearance of being "old" I love it

The Calico Cat said...

I love that quilt & would be interested in a quilt along.

I guess I should take a look at my copy of the book & start pulling scraps.

I have the perfect green to use.

Bernie Kringel said...

The green polka dots make this quilt extra special. I love it.

Di~ said...

What a beauty, girl you never cease to amaze! and yes, I'm definitely interested!
Thanks.

Laura said...

I'd try a quilt along but would not want my quilt as large as 85x85. Love your binding choice. It is sunny!

moesey said...

I am interested in a quilt along! Love the quilt!!

Crickett said...

Count me in for the quilt-along next month - would love to dig into my strings!

LynneP said...

I am interested in a QAL; however, I would not like to make such a big quilt.

grammajudyb said...

I'd be interested in QAL too. I picnic quilt is a great idea.....now to think about the perfect background fabric. Polka dot??? Gingham??? Large floral, like a 50's tablecloth???? Hmmmm?

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love the bright grassy green that you used for the background of this quilt.

Lynn said...

A crazy mom quilt along!!! I'm in!

The Cozy Quilter said...

I would love to join you for a quilt along. I have lots of scraps!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Hosting a QAL for this quilt sounds like a GREAT idea!!

stamperwithdayjob said...

Love this quilt. I would be interested in a quilt along for this quilt. Definitely!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I am always up for a scrappy quilt along. Count me in!

Kathy E. said...

This is so pretty! I'd be interested in making a smaller version of this quilt and maybe a table runner!

Toni Macomb said...

I think this quilt is so charming. Thanks for the inspiration. I would love a quilt along. I'm doing another QAL with lots of half square triangles. It would be nice to do something more mindless. I hope I can be as bold as you in choosing a background!

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

This is a delightful quilt. A QAL in this pattern would be really fun!

shoshu said...

yes, would love to join you on this one!

Teresa Palmer said...

Oh my yes!Count me in.

Susan Smith said...

I would love to participate in this June quilt along. I already have my colors picked out!!

Cathy44647 said...

I'll join you!

Gram999 said...

So pretty. I have been making coin strips. I'm in.

Nicole Beauchamp said...

I would love to see a quilt a long for this quilt. Does that mean you will make one too? What background will you chose this time?

JanetD said...

Sounds fun to me- this is a beautiful quilt!

Little Quiltsong said...

Love how this quilt uses up a lot of scraps - my baskets are overflowing! Looking forward to the June Quilt along!

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

I love this! It has a very vintage-y vibe! Hope you host a QAL. I can't commit to doing one but I'd love to see everyone's versions!

Jan Snell said...

I would love to work on your June quilt along. I love the bright background of your picnic/fort building quilt.
Thanks

Cindy Beal said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the green polka dots!!!! Gotta make one now!!!!
not sure what a "quilt along" is but I am game!
Great quilt!!!!!

Ellen Mills said...

This quilt is adorable. I love your color choice for the background. I would love to take part in a QAL.

SHALEEN said...

I would be happy to join you in a quilt along. You rock my world with your pin cushions and won't stars!

Tamela Pudar said...

i would love to do a sew along

Rebecca said...

Yes Yes Yes to the dots!!!!!
Gotta go check the stash!

Kathleen C said...

I love this quilt! And I would be very interested in joining in the quilt-along! Earlier this week I ordered "No Scrap Left Behind" and will be bringing a few copies back for my quilt buddies here in Mexico. I'm really bummed, though, that I won't be able to make it to your workshop in Cedarburg. I know it will be a big hit!

thatfabricfeeling.com said...

I would love a quilt along for this gorgeous scrappy-busting quilt. Not sure I can complete it all in June, but i'll try!

sansuey said...

Very appealing quilt! I love it!

Sunanda said...

I'd love to join you on a quilt along. I have been following you still you started blogging. And love your color sensibility. Very excited..

Unknown said...

I would love to make that quilt. I have been wanting to make a picnic quilt for my middle daughter for some time now, and this would be perfect. I also think it would be a lot of fun to make. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Sandi James said...

I would love to quilt along with you! Do I need to purchase a pattern?

Cherie Warren said...

Quilt a long sounds fantastic. I'm in.

Emma said...

This is so pretty , that green polka dots has a lovely vintage look, great choice on the yellow binding

roberta mill said...

Strings are awesome-both quilts are great. I'd love to quilt along.

Cindy Mizer said...

I always love your scrappy quilts. If I can find time for it, I'll join in.

Janice Holton said...

What a FUN quilt! I would love to do a QAL using this design!

sunflower stitch said...

I love the June quilt. I especially love the green polka dots. Please let me know if you plan a quilt along.
Polly at pmmertz@yahoo.com

Heather said...

A Quilt Along sounds like fun! I'm in!

Russ & Beth Burright said...

Yes, a sew-along would be wonderful!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

I have your book on Kindle and am "flipping" through on car rides! I love this quilt! Great use of strings!

eileen said...

Love the quilt...count me in for the quiltalong!
Eileen ekmvalencia@gmail.com

Lori Hudson said...

I would love to join your QAL for this project. :)

Patty said...

I love the yellow binding. Accents this quilt perfectly!

I'd join your QAL in a heartbeat!