A Use-All-Your-Fabric Quilt

I’ve been putting the finishing touches on this scrap quilt this week.


I got the pattern from the ladies of my old quilt guild; The Black Forest Quilt Guild in Stuttgart, Germany.  They made a quilt like this for a raffle and I loved it.  I thought it would be a great way to use up a lot of my fabric stash before we moved last year.  As I cleaned up my sewing room and went through my fabrics, I cut and strip-pieced the 6 inch blocks so that I only had to mail a stack of these blocks.


I also had a bunch of 1.5 inch pieces left over from my Crabapples quilt so I used those for the little nine-patch blocks in the sashing.


The Black Forest Quilters made their quilt with a scrappy multi-colored piano key border but I didn’t have the time or energy for that.  I just added a couple small, complimentary colored borders to finish off this bright scrap quilt.

This is definitely a great quilt to use up your fabric stash!

Quilts all Around Us

I wanted to share some quilt patterns I found while I was traveling with my family over the holidays.


This is the chapel floor in the church of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice.  It’s an interesting geometric floor that reminded me of a LeMoyne star quilt block.  The colors are dark but very striking.


This is one of the mosaic floors in the Vatican museum in Rome.  Look at all the quilt blocks! (Sorry for all the feet.)  There’s a couple of Square in a Square blocks, or Ohio Stars – which ever way you look at it.  In the right hand corner ( I couldn’t get everything in) there are some Flying Geese blocks and there are some 4-Patch blocks in the middle.

Everyone else was looking up but I just happened to look down.  It made me smile to see these quilts blocks under all that beautiful art.  Of course, I think this is art too.

You just never know where you’ll find some quilts!