Thursday, April 26, 2012

It's Time to Reveal...

My second Quiltmaker Scrap Squad Quilt...

But first a little background.  As you know last year I applied to Quiltmaker Magazine to be a part of their Scrap Squad.  I had to send in pictures of some of my scrap quilt.  Amazingly I was chosen.  Their are 7 of us in the Scrap Squad.

The magazine sends us a pattern of a quilt that is coming out in the next issue of Quiltmaker and we are asked to make a scrappy version.  This entails making a quilt every 2 months.

The first quilt I made is on the left side of the screen, "Chain Reaction"

The second quilt "Ladder of Success" was designed by Judy Martin.  I hope you enjoy the journey of this second quilt.

First I chose my focus fabric.

I pulled all the colors for my quilt from this fabric.  And I made it using only scraps except for the first and second borders.

I used solid looking fabrics for the large 9 patches. lots of different black prints for the sashing blocks and light shades of blue for the double 9 patch blocks and many golds for the second border.  The balance was different shades of neutral fabrics.

To keep me organized I draw the different segments on a graph paper index card.  I mark the size of each piece, and how many pieces.  I put this in a plastic frame and keep it along side my sewing machine.

Once all the pieces were cut out the center of the quilt went together very quickly.

I think this would make a nice quilt on its own.

Here are my quilt top and Judy Martin's quilt bottom.

Please check out Quiltmaker's Blog, Quilty Pleasures  and see the different versions of this quilt made by my fellow Scrap Squad members. 

And just to let you know....I've already received the pattern for the next quilt.  You are going to like what we have in store for you.

Hugs, Cathy


Janet O. said...

I like what you have done with this, Cathy. Your colors are my colors, and I think it is a nice touch to have those smaller squares in the blue scraps. Good job!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Beautiful! I love the colors you chose! Have a happy day!

Allie said...

That is so beautiful - and you are so organized, my goodness. I really love the colors in your quilt!

Impera_Magna said...

Committing to a quilt every two months? Wow.....

That's a complicated looking quilt there... you done good with it tho! Congratulations!

Talin's Corner said...

Love your quilt.

Mama Pea said...

I really love your version of the quilt! It's great! I can't believe you did that solely from scraps. That is just awesome! Well done. And I like your idea of keeping the acrylic frame by you at the machine.

Carrie P. said...

You are so organized. I really like your version of the quilt. Well done!

Linda said...

Very-Very Nice!

libbyquilter said...

judy's quilt is very nice but i seriously love your version better~!!~


libbyquilter said...

that focus fabric = ooohhh la laa
love it~!!~


Amy said...

Pretty! I like how your Ladder of Success quilt.

Cheryl Willis said...

I was searching for a focus fabric for a mystery I am getting ready to participate in.
I love your focus fabric! I was wanting to do a red background that this pieces really makes it easy for me to 'see' what other colors I want to play with.

great job on the quilt squad quilts!