Sunday, August 19, 2012

Sunday is for (Addictive) Scraps

While cleaning up the sewing room for the "Where I Sew" post, I came across a drawer full of 30s reproduction "strings."  Then I saw this gorgeous quilt on Karen's blog, Selvage Blog.

New String Quilt Pattern!''

Then I was in trouble.

The "Diamond Dish" quilt starts with a solid color rectangle (in Karen's quilt, and in mine, orange.)  Then you add strips of varying widths and a jumble of fabrics.  And you wind up with this:

Oh dear.  I'm never going to get my niece's wedding quilt done, now -- all I want to do is sew diamonds!

Karen has written a very good pattern, with excellent "how to" photos and links to "how to sew set-in seams."  It's available in PDF format, so you can get started on your own Diamond Dish quilt right away!  Go here to order the pattern.

When I ordered the Diamond Dish pattern, I realized I have another of Karen's patterns:

New String Quilt Pattern, pdf Tutorial, Upcycle, Recycle, Free Shipping, "Tracks, Combs and Ladders"

 Maybe next year I should make 52 scrap quilts?

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  1. Now that's a great idea Marti!
    I like the 'Diamond Dish' quilt - you should give it a go!!!

  2. Or maybe at least one scrap quilt for each non-scrap quilt!

  3. I LOVE THE PATTERN! I am really tempted.


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