Thursday, April 30, 2015

Scrappy Mountain Majesties Quilt Top

I finished putting together the Scrappy Mountain Majesties quilt top this week.  I was thinking about whether to add a border or not.  As of this moment, I'm leaning strongly towards "not."


It's about 60 x 75 inches and will make a nice-sized lap quilt.

I hung it in front of the sliding door this morning for a stained glass effect.


Pretty cool!


You get the idea.


One more, though.  :)

What makes me happy about this quilt—well, there are lot of things, but one of them—is that I used some interesting pieces of fabric from stash.  I didn't feel like I had enough variety of light fabrics on hand, and I was close to grabbing the car keys and making a dash to the fabric store on one or two occasions, but ultimately my stubbornness about using only stash and making it work won out.


For instance, here you can see a yellow and white background fabric that is actually little yellow dress forms.  That is a vintage feed sack fabric.  I literally had to remove the chain stitching along the side of the sack to open it up before pressing and cutting into it (I'd soaked and washed it a while back after I first brought it home).  I'm guessing it's from the 1940s or '50s.

The crossed Native American drumsticks print was a vintage cotton curtain I found at a flea market about five years ago.  Then there is a blue and yellow men's shirt fabric among the light fabrics.  Both the sun/moon print and the Kelly green are thrift store finds.  I also used the reverse side of a yellowish-tan fabric as one of the lights, because it was a more compatible shade of ivory versus the right side of the fabric.

I'm so glad my daughter helped me see that putting the pieces together by color could work nicely.  I didn't follow her idea to the letter, but it got me thinking along that line instead of the random way I had intended to go with the piecing.


This is a free Bonnie Hunter pattern, Scrappy Mountain Majesties, which you can find at Quiltville HERE.

I'll be linking to Whoop-Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

18 comments:

QuiltSwissy said...

I love the stained glass effect! I do that too!

Marei said...

I said it before, and I'll say it again...LOVE this! Great job getting this to flimsy already. I've still got 2 weeks to go to meet our deadline. Keep your fingers crossed that I can do it!

Nicole said...

What pretty rainbows! This is a great one; well done.

La Mañosa said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Well done!

Mina said...

Very pretty. This pattern is at the top of my to do list

Iris said...

What a lovely bright top, any plans on how you want to quilt it?

Kevin the Quilter said...

It definitely looks like stained glass P! Gorgeous quilt and I encourage you NOT to add borders! It is perfect as is without borders! DELICIOUS use of stash!

Lara B. said...

Love that stained glass effect Paulette - sometimes it's so tempting just to leave it like that!
Your Scrappy Mountains are really beautiful and it is the awesome way you used the scrappiest of fabrics that makes them so great! It also gives such a great sense of accomplishment to sew a quilt strictly from stash.

Cassandra said...

You have used really great fabrics and colors in this quilt. I like it without a border- very contemporary!

Sarah@123quilt said...

I love this! I vote for no border, it looks fantastic the way it is. Thanks for linking to the pattern. I checked it out and now it's on my ever-growing to-make list, lol. Visiting from Whoop Whoop Fridays!

Sarah Craig said...

It is absolutely awesome, P.! And definitely no borders. I love all the fabrics you used, and just think, years from now you'll look at it and remember just where and when you found that particular fabric....

Whoop whoop!!

audrey said...

What a great quilt. Love how you put it together and all the scrappiness is just beautiful. Kudo's for sticking to your guns and using stash. I'm the same way, sure I need more new until I dig a little deeper. Always good satisfaction to know the stash wins again.:)

Hazel said...

Your quilt top looks really nice hanging in the doorway with the light streaming through and highlighting it!

Kaja said...

I'd agree, no border needed. I love your colour placement and the huge range of scraps. It can be a test of our ingenuity and persistence to go only with what we have, but it usually pays off; it certainly has here.

ThreeOldKeys said...

It's stunning!

Fun to see it as stained glass, too. Your lead strips are so even!

Striking colors ... and I love that you're using some treasured bits and pieces.

QuiltNut Creations said...

So absolutely fabulous!!

Marie said...

You've done a beautiful job with the colours that you had (see, no need to go outside the Stash... :) ). And I love the placement of the blocks. I vote for no border too.

TakeMeThereTotes said...

First time on your blog. Found you while searching for Endless Chain pattern. Love your Scrappy Majestic Mountains. This one is on my bucket list using some Kaffe Fasset fabrics. Thanks for some really great tutorials. I will be adding your blog to my reader list.

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