Sunday, September 11, 2011
Scrap Bee Finish and Inspiration
Then, in the spirit of using what I had, there were all of these petal shaped scraps from another quilt just sitting there. What to do? Well, add them, of course! There were strips in the quilt that could be seen as stems, so that's how I placed the tulips.
Then I saw an old string quilt that had a red and white polka dot border. I had about 4 yards of red and white polka dot, just waiting for the right quilt. I tried it as a border, and it didn't look great. But the idea for the border was planted. So I looked in my reds, and found this Hawaiian print. It screamed, "take me!" Of course, I had JUST enough for the border. And just enough of the dots for the back.
That's what inspires me, the old quilts and the magic of using what I have.
Posted by Nifty Quilts at 10:21 AM
Labels: August SCRAP Bee, inspiration
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Love the tiger lurking among the tulips - great quilt!
oh, this is really lovely, great colors!
Your Hawaiian border is perfect. I just decided what to do with Dad's shirt!
It is SO good LeeAnn! What a fabulous finish!
FABULOUS FINISH!!!! red, red and fabulous border! I need more red! thanks for inspiring us!
such a beautiful quilt... I am so glad you posted it for us to see.
I found one of the blocks I sent to you!
thanks for sharing,
It is really very exciting when you do find one of your own blocks in someones quilt! I li your inspiration!
What a wonderful creation!
I just love this quilt!
This is an utterly joyous quilt!
This is lovely and inspiring. The red polka dot backing and thin blue binding are just right.
You can't look at this quilt without smiling ... it's wonderful!
this is amazing. I like how you used up the petals from a previous quilt.
Excellent in all ways!!
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