Bring Me The Scraps Quilt (Part 2)

Following on from my post yesterday when I excitedly shared the news that my "Bring me the Scraps" quilt was published in Australian Homespun Magazine, I thought I'd stop in today to chat a little more about it.

3" churn dash blocks

I was working on the VERY scrappy 3" churn dash blocks for the border of my Midnight at the Oasis quilt and it was slow going. I shared a picture of a few of those little blocks on instagram which the editor saw and contacted me.

After a little bit of discussion, we agreed on larger blocks for this quilt to fit in with the deadline - otherwise I think I'd still be making those 3" blocks if I wanted a quilt big enough for a bed.

I had made enough scrappy blocks to make this quilt for a regular horizontal layout... but decided that it would look better on point. I had quite a bit of that blue/white border yardage on my shelf and loved how much brighter the blocks looked against the darker border.

In my mind, I was going to hand quilt this quilt with lovely rainbow perle cotton thread, but the reality of a deadline meant that I had to machine quilt it.

I do love how it turned out. I love the bright scrappiness. I love how it looks on a bed and I love that it's a nice big usable bed-size quilt. When it comes back home from the publishers, I'll list this one for sale.

Linking up with:
NTT hosted by My Quilt Infatuation
Wednesday Wait Loss hosted by The Inquiring Quilter
Peacock Party hosted by Wendys Quilts & More
Finished or not Friday hosted by Alycia Quilts
TGIFF hosted by Sarah Goer Quilts


  1. This is fabulous, i love the bright colours and the idea that you can make some great with scraps. Being on point really makes it more contemporary too. x

  2. It's gorgeous and very scrappy! I love a good churn dash quilt and you nailed it all around!

  3. Turning the blocks to set them on point was a great design decision. Congratulations on the bed quilt and publication!

  4. Wow, you are one prolific sewist! I love this quilt. The dark blue setting and borders are a nice change from white or gray. I love that the colorful blocks 'float'.

  5. Congrats on being published! I love the bright scrappiness too.

  6. it is just so happy and bright!! Now what are you going to do with all the 3" blocks? ha ha!

  7. Congratulations on have your quilt in Homespun! I totally get the inner conflict between finishing it the way you would like to, and meeting the deadline. It looks beautiful on that bed. Thank you for linking up to the Peacock Party.

  8. So bright and cheery! Love the fabrics you used. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  9. Congrats on being approached for publication based on a progress photo!!

  10. It's nice to her how this quilt evolved! It really is a delightful collection of scraps :-)


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