Sunday, October 25, 2015

Blogger's Quilt Festival: My Scrappy Entry

    Name: Grape Juice
Size:  64" by 80"
Fabric: Purple, bright pink and low volume scraps 
Quilted: by me with Aurifil 50 wt in Dove grey, straight lines
Binding:   Kona Eggplant
Backing:  an awesome vintage sheet in purple

Hello!  If you are popping over from the Blogger's Quilt Festival, welcome!  I decided to enter this quilt, Grape Juice, in the festival, scrappy category, this year.  Oh my.  I do love this quilt but there were times that I had to walk away. Even my husband told me to leave it alone and come back to it later. He reminded me that quilting is supposed to be fun.  And it wasn't fun at that moment, let me tell ya! I won't give the whole long story but if you want to read the whole story about how I realized after finishing the quilt completely.  Completely.  That several blocks in the bottom row had been placed incorrectly, throwing off the pattern.  Argh.  Anyway, it is all fixed and lovely in purple scrappy-ness.

If anyone is interested in the pattern, it is a free tutorial by Liz Katsuro.  I made the quilt with a huge variety of scraps all in a similar colour palette as well as a bunch of low volume scraps and bits and pieces.  To add to the scrappy vibe, I backed the quilt with a fabulous vintage sheet.  I am pretty sure that I picked this one up at a thrift shop a few years ago but it might have come from one of my aunts.  Wherever I got it, it was the perfect back and was a good heavy 100% cotton sheet. Nice! I  quilted this in Aurifil 50 wt in gray, with lots and lots of straight lines to give it texture.

So there it is.  Grape Juice.  Scrappy.  And with a story of frustration, persistence and satisfaction at making it right.  Entering this in the Scrappy Category of Amy's Blogger's Quilt Festival.


  1. Beautiful pattern, and great range of colors, I love it!
    Fun to visit blogs from BQF!

  2. I love this scrappy quilt! Adorable!!!

  3. This has the absolute coolest effect - I love it! And oh well, we do STRIVE for perfection, but it rarely comes. I totally get that-sometimes I forget it is supposed to be fun. And the piece is fun, imperfections (I wouldn't have noticed) and all!

  4. Wow! Love the color in Grape Juice. It turned out beautifully.

  5. I just LOVE this quilt every time I see it! I'm going to have to make a version for myself!

  6. Yep, you are right - the back is perfect! Love your quilt.