I'm so pleased to finally share Scrap Garden! I started it in January 2020 as a scrap mitigation attempt. I posted about it here, then never shared progress. I'm sharing now, in the current issue of Make Modern magazine.
When I started sewing with my green scraps to try to whittle down the stack, I had no plan. I thought 16-patches would be quick and gobble scraps so started sewing a bunch of those. Some are strip pieced using scraps strips. Others are pieced from individual squares. Some are a combination, made from strip-pieced 4-patches. I even made a few blocks combining 4-patches and plain squares. All the options are described in the pattern, so you can use the method best suited to your scraps.
I added the shadows for interest. The shadow pieces are strip pieced. That's so mush faster than sewing individual squares of background to strips of shadow. I'm glad I had nice big pieces of the grey Stonehenge left over from a backing to allow for strip piecing.
The yardage of Moda Grunge Metropolis Fog I found in my stash was perfect for the background. It lets the blocks stand out, but isn't as stark as a solid would have been. It looks comfortably scuffed and used, rather like my clothing does after an afternoon digging in the garden.
The little pops of red/orange/yellow in the cornerstones were thrown in to spice things up a bit. It still amazes me to see how just a tiny bit of another color, yellow especially, can make make all the rest more interesting. In this case, it helped give the quilt a name. For some reason, the cornerstone colours made me think of peppers. When a friend mentioned that the design reminded her of square-foot gardens, I knew this was a garden themed quilt!
What a lovely quilt and how wonderful to be in Make Modern! Congratulations on your finish and a perfectly lovely scrap quilt, with just the right amount of quilting.ReplyDelete
Congrats on making the digital mag!ReplyDelete
All of the greens highlighted with the shadows and the colored cornerstones makes this very pleasing to the eye! I really love shadowed blocks, though I have only done it once myself.
Your quilting finishes it off nicely, IMHO. Another winner!
Congrats on your current publication! I love this quilt and it always amazes me no matter how many scraps I sew, they never seem to diminish.ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous! The grey 3D effect really adds to this design. Rosie is an awesome quilt model. Congrats on being in Make Modern. That is so exciting!ReplyDelete
So simple, but beautiful! (I mean, the shadows make it a bit more complicated, but the overall idea is a simple one.) One day I will make a quilt that uses that shadow technique...one day... And Rosie is so adorable, how can that quilt NOT be hers? Ans congrats on the publication!ReplyDelete
Ooh - look at all the shadows! And the color is perfect for March!ReplyDelete
Beautiful quilt and quilting. Love the scrappy green binding to set it off perfectly. I don't know... that is a pretty cute face asking for the quilt!ReplyDelete
It seems it doesn't matter how unplanned you begin a project, it always turns out beautiful! This one is no different! I love the shadow effect. ---"Love"ReplyDelete
Another beautiful finish Joanne. Congrats on the magazine publication.ReplyDelete
Totally in love with your quilt, and I believe I may use this as next year's RSC (if I wait that long; judging by this year, I won't). The shadows just lift the garden boxes off the quilt, and you know how much I love shadow quilts! So thrilled to be in the same issue as you too.ReplyDelete
Congrats on a fabulous new scrappy quilt (and its publication!!)ReplyDelete
I really like the blocks and the "shadow"! It looks great! You are right about the corner stones giving it a boost. Scraps never disappear very fast and we need to keep fighting them so they don't take over completely!!ReplyDelete
The drop shadow effect has transformed a lovely quilt into a fabulous quilt. Such a clever idea to add dimension to a simple blocks and a stash buster as well.ReplyDelete