“With the brush we merely tint, while the imagination alone produces colour.” Theodore Gericault
Of all the quilts I have made, scrap quilts are my favourites. There is something magical about sewing together diverse pieces of fabric together and turning them into a treasured quilt. Not to mention how much fun it is sorting through bags of scraps and reminiscing about the quilts that were made with these fabrics. Scrap quilts to me are like droplets of water, that by themselves are just a tiny drop of moisture but mixed together they make a glorious ocean, brimming with colour.
Lissa Alexander is not only a vibrant, fun and hardworking person, Lissa is the queen of scrap quilts. For three decades Lissa has utilised the left over pieces of fabric to create awesome quilts which she has combined her love of scrappiness with her passion of quilting and published the most wonderful book – Oh, Scrap!
It was very difficult to not say out loud as I was turning the pages, “Ooh, I like that”. I could visualise my stash shrinking as I turned each page.
I am in love with this delectable pink quilt – Sherbert Stars.
Two quilts which have a special meaning for me are Splendid Scraps and Surrounded. Splendid Scraps is an extension of the 6″ block Lissa designed for the Splendid Sampler™, named Starting Point.
The small, grey stepping stones in this quilt make a wonderful secondary pattern.
The other quilt was part of a APQ quilt-a-long and I used my stash of textured solids and low volume prints.
Replacing some of the solid pieces with low-volume pieces, gave the quilt a very different look.
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