6/03/2018

Scattered~Spring Version!

Hello friends and welcome to my stop on the Stash Statement blog tour! When Kelly from My Quilt Infatuation invited me to be a part of her new book launch I was honored and excited!



Photo Credit Brent Kane

I will admit I was a little nervous, this is my first improv quilt! I've always admired Kelly's quilts and I knew now was the time to give it a whirl. I chose to make the quilt called Scattered. Here's Kelly's version:


Kelly's book gives many tips and pointers in working with your own scrap stash. In the book you will find 12 gorgeous quilts made from three of the methods she demonstrates in building your "blocks". Scattered uses the panel method. If you are nervous to try improv or are like me and your brain functions better with a set pattern, this book is for you! Her structured technique gives you a method to follow while still randomly sewing your scraps.


It was early spring with the snow still flying here in NE when I was working on my quilt. I chose to use a bright, springy yellow background. The pink represents the new flowers I was anxiously awaiting to see blooming. I love winter time but was more than ready for sunshine and flowers! I made a total of nine blocks into a baby quilt/play mat.


It took me a bit of time to get sewing, wondering if I could do this right and all the silly things we think when starting something new. After the first few seams were sewn I was hooked! It's a wonderful, no thinking, way of sewing. Just grab and go. No getting up running to the cutting mat. Sew a piece, trim with your scissors and keep on going. I found it to be very relaxing! There are no mistakes here folks and that means no seam rippers need be present, yay! You will notice that you don't need strictly modern fabrics to do improv. Anything goes!



You get to revisit all your old projects, which is fun! There's several different designers/manufacturers in each block and somehow it just works out ok.


Kelly also gives ironing tips in the book. It was one thing I was concerned about because I hate bulk. I found this to not be an issue either. You do truly find that the seams tell you which way to go. I was pleased everything laid down nice and flat. I did use Best Press when ironing so that also helps.


In an effort to use what I had, I chose a comfy piece of a Wamsutta vintage sheet for the back and a Pam Kitty scrap for the binding. I love that sheet so much and hope someday to find another!


I'm so glad to be back in the green Midwest, therefore I had to get some lilac shots :)



Whether you're a seasoned quilter, beginner, experienced or new to improv, Stash Statement has something for every skill level. I'm thrilled this book has given me new vision for scraps that would be trash to some! Take a look at this inspiration, it is my favorite in the book!! Rainbow improv is so beautiful!

Photo Credit: Brent Kane



The links to purchase your copy of Stash Statement are at the bottom of the post.

Here's the blog tour line up, thanks for stopping by!

Stash Statement Blog Tour Schedule-



4/16- Grand Bazaar    Shelley @ Cora's Quilts

                                    Connie @ Freemotion by the River


                           Diann @ Little Penguin Quilts

4/30- Precarious  Jess @ Quilty Habit                       
                             Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts
                                                            
5/7- Beach Retreat  Sarah @ Sarah Goer Quilts                               
                                 Liz @ Savor Every Stitch 
                                                           
5/14- Fire Pit   Alison @ Little Bunny Quilts                                          
                         Preeti @ Sew Preeti Quilts
                                                            
5/21- Detour    Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts                         
                         Shelley @ The Carpenter's Daughter Who Quilts
                                                            
5/28- Murrina    Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl             
                            Leanne @ Devoted Quilter
                                                            
6/4- Scattered    Jayne @ Twiggy and Opal                      
                           Christine @ Triangles and Squares 
                                                            
6/11- Bloom Chicka Boom   Chris @ made by ChrissieD            
                                               Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty
                                                            
6/18- Regatta   Susan @ Quilt Fabrication                             
                          Debbie @ A Quilter's Table    
                          Christa @ Christa Quilts
                                                            
6/25- Catch a Falling Star  Cynthia @ Quilting is More Fun Than Housework        
                                              Anja @ Anja Quilts
                                                            
7/2- College Prep   Hilary @ by Hilary Jordan                 
                                Lori @ Crossquilt
                                                            
7/9- Take Flight (bonus digital pattern)  Kelli @ Seriously, I Think It Needs Stitches 
                                                                 Paula @ The Sassy Quilter


You can get a signed copy of Kelly's book HERE or at Amazon and also from Martingale 



13 comments:

  1. I do love your version! There is certainly a fresh spring vibe with the yellow and pink. I loved making my version and think Kelly did an amazing job at explaining how to create improv!

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  2. You chose the perfect mix of bright, happy spring fabrics, Christine! The crosshatch quilting gives your version a great texture while still letting all the scraps shine.

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  3. That is so much fun! I love that you did all of your improv piecing with pink. And against the yellow background it is so pretty! I really like your version of this quilt!

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  4. Perfectly springy take on Scattered. This will make someone so happy :-)

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  5. This is great with the yellow background.

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  6. your spring version of the Scattered quilt is so sweet and pretty, Christine! I'm so glad you took the improv plunge and participated in the blog hop, and I'm especially happy that you enjoyed the process!

    :) Kelly

    :) Kelly

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  7. Pink Lemonade came to mind the minute I saw your quilt! So fun.

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  8. For some reason Chris, your quilt takes me back to that feeling you have as a kid when Spring is finally here. So sunny and pretty!

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  9. Such a pretty quilt. I love the yellow background.

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  10. Lovely work Christine ,well done and it looks like a great book,i am also your newest follower hope you will follow me also,hope you have a lovely day xx

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  11. I just love the stripe on the back and the binding fabrics!

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