Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Post is Up...

This morning Quiltmaker Magazine posted the blog on my final quilt as member of the 2012 Scrap Squad.

The quilt is called Caribbean Vacation.  Mine looks nothing like the Caribbean but I love how it turned out.

First I chose my focus fabric.

Next I went through all my scraps.  I keep all my scraps sorted by color in large plastic bags.  It makes it so much easier to find what I'm looking for.

I made a sample block to see if I was on the right track.

I was pretty happy with the way it was looking and started making more.  For this quilt I cut out all the pieces at one time.  It made it so much easier to put the quilt together.

I was so afraid that it would be too busy looking.  But after a couple of rows I saw a definite design.

The completed center of the quilt.  I wasn't sure how to finish the borders.  Because it was so scrappy I decided to just use my focus fabric.  I added a 6" border.

I am really happy with the way it turned out.  Can you guess....It's not quilted yet.  This one is going on the frame to be hand quilted.

This was such an amazing journey.  I really enjoyed working with Quiltmaker Magazine and especially Diane Harris.  Thanks for following my year long adventure. mind is spinning with so many projects to start and too finish.  I guess I should finish those I showed you on my last post.  

Hugs, Cathy


Carrie P. said...

I like that quilt pattern a lot.
very pretty fabrics too.

Doniene said...

It turned out just gorgeous!!! Love the pattern and colors!! You inspired me!!


Maureen said...

Beautiful pattern and such a pretty focus fabric. I'll have to check out your last post.

Janet O. said...

Very nice, Cathy. Good fabric choices and a fun design!

Terry said...

It's beautiful! I love it! :0)

Sharon said...

This is wonderful! A nice design and I like your fabric choices. I think the focus fabric is exactly the right choice for the border! It makes the blocks look see-thru, which I think is a fun visual effect.