Sunday, May 20, 2012

Western Scrap Quilt

Just in case you were wondering, the answer is yes.  My home is where orphan fabric comes to live.  My mom was going to throw away the scraps from a western (roping) quilt that she made.  I saw these big pieces of fabric with destination landfill and said, "Well, let me see if I can do something with them."  I don't know why I can't just let it go.  Soooo, I decided to make them work.  I first cut them in as big of pieces as I could - fussy cutting around the scenes.  I then arranged them on the wall.  Finally, I used leftovers from three other past projects to fill in the blanks.  I just sorta added bars of fabric to make them fit.
I have not mulled through my stash to figure out what border, binding, and backing to use.  I have no more of these scraps, which is nice.  Toward the end, it was getting kinda scary as to if I was going to have enough of these to even get the top put together.  So the overall look came together.
I will not keep be keeping it.  I prefer a more antiqued European chamber room look in my home.  You would never know it by the silly scrap quits I have been making.  I am however, cleaning out the little piles of 'project scraps,' and I think it was worth saving them from the landfill.  Never fear, I have lots of other orphans to tend to:)      

1 comment:

  1. I love this one, and think it turned out really nice. One would never know you struggled to get it to come together! It may not be your style, but it sure fits mine ;~)