Wednesday, April 11, 2012

What's on YOUR Bed?

That was the question posed by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville a few days ago, with an invitation to link up and show everyone.  It just so happens that I have a Chunky Churndash quilt from one of her free patterns on my bed!

I originally blogged about finishing this quilt here.  In the meantime, different quilts have seen rotation, but a couple weeks ago, I put this one back on.  Spring has sprung, but it's still been pretty chilly at night.

It's a fairly small bedroom with the queen bed taking up most of the space.  Kind of hard to photograph the quilt, but if I stood in the very corners of the room, I could get most of it in frame.  And no, I don't have a headboard on this bed because that's how I roll (translation: I haven't bothered to buy one yet).  I do use pillows, however, usually three or four of them at a time!

Anyway, what I love about this quilt is the super scrappiness of it, and the memories those scraps bring to mind.  I used a lot of my late mother's scraps, along with some of my own, but this was a few years ago when my fabric stash and scrap collection were smaller. There are a few vintage fabrics in there as well, and the narrow red first border is from a man's plaid shirt.

It all came together in a beautiful quilt that remains one of my all-time favorites!

Check out the other wonderful quilts at Bonnie's What's on YOUR Bed linky party!


10 comments:

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Very pretty! The nice thing about scrappy is that it goes with any color scheme:)

Saska said...

I like this! Even when it's warmer in the springtime, I still like a quilt on the bed. This one is nice with the blue/white accent.

Shay said...

I love it's scrappiness too...and no way am I showing my bed this week ...I dont think Ive made it since Tuesday (which is most unusual for me )

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

Love your scrappy quilt, P! Love that you used fabrics that belonged to your Mom. Bet you think of her whenever you look at it. Happy Wednesday! ☺

Sara said...

Yes chilly..we are scheduled for a random frost here tonight. I have to go cover all my plants in a bit:(

I love all the memories within your churn dash!!

Sarah Craig said...

That's awfully pretty, P.! Great design and colors....I'm embarrassed to say that there's a store-bought whole cloth quilt on my bed - I haven't gotten around to making a king size quilt yet! But at least it's a quilt!!

Elizabeth said...

That is so pretty! Scrap quilts are neat that way--you remember the other projects you made with those fabrics, or people you got the fabrics from. What a beautiful quilt full of beautiful memories.

xo -E

ThreeOldKeys said...

Wht a cool pattern .... i love all kinds of churn dashes.

churndashery?

i don't think i'll join in on Quiltville's What's On Your Bed ... because all that's on my bed right now is a sleeping elderly cat.

bunbear said...

i love what you did with the chunky churndash blocks - the light and the dark backgrounds, and setting them on point! very nice. i have a cc top, just straight set, ready to be quilted. well, it's been ready for a long time, i just haven't gotten around to quilting it yet. soon!

Loretta said...

Love your scrappy quilt! I have started a chunky churndash but right now it is a UFO...the blocks I have so far are stored in a pizza box. Maybe I need to pull it out and work on it some more. :)