Monday, August 30, 2010

Potatoe Chip Quilt - Brielle

I would like to introduce you to my "Potatoe Chip Quilt." I realize that is an odd name, but it has a background. My sisters and I got together and merged our scraps. We put them together in color groups that would make a nice quilt and then we each chose a group of scraps to make a quilt. I decided I would make a strip quilt from the scraps to show my sisters that these scraps were really valuable. I took strips, arranged them, and sewed them one after the other to each other. When I was finished I had a ruffle! It started flat on one end and grew and ruffled more as it went out. It was a beautiful color, but unusable. It looked like a potatoe chip! I asked my sisters if they had any ideas on how to save this beautiful piece of fabric. One sister said, "Cut it into 6 inch squares." That is exactly what I did. Look how pretty it turned out.
As you can see I added sashing and corner stones. I wanted to machine quilt my own quilt and I added stencil markings to show me where to quilt. I bought the leaf stencil at Hobby Lobby and I bought the flower stencil at my Bernina dealers shop.





I knew the quilting would show up on this border.








I decided to use a thread that almost matched since I am still learning how to do this.
















I am pretty proud of my quilting. I am getting better.






I love this quilt. I think it is the best machine quilting that I have done. What a beauty this mistake turned out to be!







3 comments:

Ida13 said...

I like it very much. Especially the quilting.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

It's lovely and your quilting is looking wonderful!

Christine said...

You have done a wonderful job with this quilt it is just lovely

cheers
Christine

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