Monday, April 15, 2019

"Slim Pickin's" - from that box of scraps


These blocks were started about 2 months ago, and are from Bonnie Hunter's latest book, she calls hers "Daybreak".  They went fast, and yes, I pulled much of the fabric from that never-ending gift box of scraps I keep mentioning.  This is 1 project of 6 from that gift box.  (3 others in process)  

Yesterday I spent hours struggling with "the perfect" border, rummaging thru books, Youtube and my brain, all to no avail.  In the end, best solution was, "Keep it simple Stupid"!  The supply of scraps was nearly totally picked over so that's why I named this quilt "Slim Pickin's".  Off to the LQS to match some of the border fabrics!    These border squares are 1 inch finished and I strip pieced them with 4 strips at a time, sometimes piecing the strips to get the needed lengths.  Important - press to the dark on each strata and they go together fast.  


The blocks are set 6 x 7 , and are 9 in. finished.  Here it's folded up on itself - too large for my Design Floor!

10 comments:

Laura said...

I like it, Elaine! :)

julieQ said...

Awesome! Doesn't look like slim pickins...gorgeous!

Janet O. said...

I really like this, Elaine! And I think you couldn't have chosen a better border!

Mama Joan said...

The border is a perfect frame for your quilt. I am working on a quilt with 4-patch square in a squares, too. It will be two forevers before I finish it.

Christie said...

That border really finishes the quilt and gives it even more interest!!! Good choice! HUGS... and stitches

Elsie Montgomery said...

Love the border and the name! You need more scraps? :-)

Frog Quilter said...

I like the top. I love anything scrappy. And like you my scrap bags never go away.

Coleen Robinson said...

Love your quilt and choice of border. I think it's a win-win!
Coleen Robinson

Debbie said...

HI! This looks great. Like your border idea too.
Thanks for the comment on the Why Knot quilt....With your stash you will have not problem picking colors.

Nines said...

I really like this one! And the border is stunning!