Thursday, March 25, 2010

Long Arm Quilting Day

I have a scraps box with ....scraps collected over the past 12 or more years. I just used to move the box this way or that way, too scared to open it! Who knows what might live there! Last year my friends and I decided to do a disappearing 9 patch quilt at our monthly quilt class. K had the most beautiful Moda fabric she used to make a quilt for her 10 year old. Looked like candy!

Me?   Out came the scrap box. I decided it can stay in the box for another 12 years or I can make an ungly scrappy quilt, hence my Ugly Scrappy Picnic Quilt. I only had to by 3 Fat Q's and the border fabric in order to get it done. There is a small bit of scraps left.

I took my Ugly Scrappy Picnic Quilt to Jenelle's last week and had my second go on her quilting machine. This time I just did a freehand stipple. Now just need to do the binding and it's done!


  1. Great looking quilt! I have a disappearing 9 patch waiting for borders - must get it done! Once again, how lucky are you to be able to play with the long arm quilter! The quilting looks super!!

    Happy Sewing!

  2. It doesn't appear to be ugly to me!! I think your choice of borders have pulled it together nicely and made a great quilt. Congrats :)

  3. Thanks you're very kind and helpful !

  4. love how you used the scraps! D9 is so fun.

  5. Personally I think scrap quilts are the best ones. I really like it