Thursday, April 27, 2017

ring me

Welcome to day 4 of the No Scrap Left Behind blog tour! Today Bernie of Needle and Foot is sharing progress on her very own version of the ring me quilt. When she was planning out her quilt, she asked me what I thought of using a dark gray background instead of the white. Being a huge fan of gray, I thought it was a great idea. Although, I must admit that I get very nervous about being responsible for other people chopping up 5 yards of their precious fabric. So, I encouraged her to piece some scrappy strips and do a trial run before she cut into her yardage. It looked amazing on the gray background and she is well on her way. You can check out her progress here..... it is STUNNING! She is also sharing her very organized scrap storage methods and offering up a free copy of the book. I hope you go check it out!

I love BIG quilts made from small pieces. The overall visual impact is second to none!
This is a twin size quilt and it is made from scrappy strings that finish at 1" wide. I love quilts that are made from pure scraps, but I also love quilts that use negative space.
Some of the strings were pieced from tiny little pieces. (Most of them were, because yes, I AM that crazy.) Some of the strings were strip pieced, then cut into segments and sprinkled throughout the quilt top. That method is a little bit faster. :)
After all that piecing, I felt no guilt at all about sending it off for some professional long arm quilting. Steffani did a beautiful job quilting it with a squared off stipple. It was just the right treatment to finish this one off. I don't think that I'm supposed to pick a favorite, but today, I'm pretty sure that this would be at the top of that list!

14 comments:

tubakk said...

I love quilts like that. The smalle pieces, the better, for me. Great inspiration.

Bobbi @ Snowy Days Quilting said...

It's lovely! I'm always amazed at the ways you find to use little scraps. So often quilts made from tiny scraps end up being visually overwhelming, but yours are invariably stunning.

Liz Rehrauer said...

I went to buy fabric today and ended up buying your book instead. It's wonderful.

grammajudyb said...

This one is very appealing. I must get on the solid train! Not many of those in my stash....yet!

NancyRose said...

Great !!! I love so much !

Katherine Boyce said...

I love it! The use of positive/negative space makes it really striking.

gigi said...

I LOVE THE QUILT! THANKS FOR POSTING EVERY DAY SO WE DON'T FORGET TO LOOK AT THE QUILTS ON THE BLOG HOP!

Peggy Meyering said...

Love it!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Ordered your book and will get it today - it provides some quilts that would be quick and easier - Easier than Robin's Nest or Nearly Insane!
Pretty quilt

Nonnie said...

I love this pattern have have several bins of scraps that would look good in this project ... looks like a nice leader ender type project.

Needled Mom said...

Love it and the quilting is perfect for it.

judys said...

Great quilt! especially using those little pieces.

dorothy said...

Love this quilt too! I am with you on using up scraps in a big quilt, big impact!

Patty D from NC said...

This is a fun quilt!