A Use-All-Your-Fabric Quilt

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

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Quilts all Around Us

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

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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.

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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!