Monday, May 06, 2019

"Slim Pickin's", aka "Daybreak"

This is quilt # 4, from the second Box of Scraps given to me some months ago.  I have 2 other quilts  started, not shown yet, so the box is getting picked over, and by now, I'm having to add bits from my own stash.  The inspiration was Bonnie Hunter, from her latest book, and she calls hers "Daybreak".  Since my fabric choices from that box are now limited, I named mine "Slim Pickin's".   I used scraps in my border where Ms. Hunter used strings.  Both ideas served the same purpose.  This has been the most fun I've had in years - don't know why, perhaps because I'm feeling very "connected" to those frugal ladies of years ago. 



Most of the 4 patches are laid out same direction - a few didn't play the game.  8-))   They are 1 inch square, and the cornerstones are less.   I added fabric for the green/tan sashing and the last 2 cream borders.
   

7 comments:

julieQ said...

I am just in vast love with your quilt!! Bravo...perfection!!!

Annie said...

Your comment about feeling connected to our frugal forebearers in the use of not purchased fabric resonates with me. Bonnie Hunter (and now you!) have done a lot to free us to pursue our own creativity independent of constantly buying more fabric. It also opens up quilting to those of us who cannot afford to purchase fabric . Thank you! Your quilt is beautiful!!!

Vicki W said...

That's a really beautiful quilt!

Mama Joan said...

This. Is. Amazing.

Thanks for the close-up of the sashing fabric. The whole thing just sparkles. Job well done.

We used to have a saying, “It’s slim pickin’s, and slim just left town!” Not your case.

Elsie Montgomery said...

Oh, Elaine, I do want to be like you when I grow up! My scrap boxes keep multiplying in the dark like rabbits and coat hangers, and I'm starting to think of you every time I gaze their direction. My, this is another lovely quilt. Scraps or otherwise, you inspire me!

Janet O. said...

I really love this wonderful scrap beauty! Clever name, too. :)

Jocelyn said...

Beautiful!