Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Simple, Scrappy Bed Quilts

I like very simple quilts a lot & I am inordinately fond of scrap quilts - probably because they are always so much fun to construct. I have a good supply of 5 inch "sample"squares & I love using them for making the simplest of scrap quilts. For this quilt I used some of my stash of oriental fabric squares with a simple set & borders. I staggered the borders a bit to add a bit of visual interest. This is the quilt I am currently sleeping under. The back is fabulous too - I should take a photo of it - it's Asian floral fleece in red & white with a wide border of coordinated solid red. Yummy! I have used these wonderful little "sample" squares to make several quilts. They are colorful and so much fun to work with. Oddly enough - one of these scrap quilts is one that sold very quickly....and I even got a nice note from the new owner telling me how much they enjoy the quilt! Simple is such a good thing ! Sometimes I get so engrossed in thinking that I need to show off more quilting / pieceing skills that I forget that I generally prefer simple patterns over complicated - well except for my hand applique - and with that I seem to like to stitch fantasy, complicated, time consuming pieces!

Have a great day - and, as always, thanks for taking the time to have a look at my ramblings !

9 comments:

Stephanie Pettengell said...

Love the quilt and you are so right, simple works every time in design.

Joyce said...

I too am a huge fan of scrappy quilts. Yours is gorgeous.

Micki said...

I love this quilt. The blue/black sashing with the red corner stones really give it punch. And your border is fantastic.

Melinda Cornish said...

when you use beautiful fabrics, you dont need a fussy or complicated pattern....Love the red! Melinda

Silverthimble said...

Simple and scrappy quilts are my favorites as well! I love the red cornerstones on this one. They give the quilt a touch of elegance!

Laura said...

That is GORGEOUS!

jenclair said...

I love scrappy quilts, too, and this one is terrific!

Exuberant Color said...

Simple and scrappy, my favorite kind too. I KNOW how to do the hard patterns, but I actually like the look of the simpler ones that showcase the fabric better.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

i love scrappy.... and black and red!! funny this is such a simple quilt but looks so fine, I have a quilt 'ordered' and last night I actually had a dream to do a simple pattern for it....has a quick turn around ..... nice to see a simple quilt that looks so elegant!

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