Friday, 14 November 2014

Scrapisfaction Quilt - Four Star Quilt

My obsession interest in scrappy quilts continues!  I enjoyed making my large scrappy star so much that I decided to make a quilt with four scrappy stars, though on a smaller scale.

I used the same technique as before, making a slab of fabric and then cutting it to make half square triangles and then doing piecing as you would in any other quilt.  It really is scrapisfying!


I have a lot of pink fabrics in my stash and use it regularly, which creates lots of lovely scraps.  I have seen other scrappy quilts which are very strict in their use of colour, but I like to put lots of different pinks side by side and even have plenty of white backgrounds as well.  The great thing about working with scraps is that it is much less controlled and the finished quilt a lot less predictable.



The quilting was easy and looks particularly good on the back.  I quilted the stars a couple of times and then quilted each of the eight points in each star individually.  This did create plenty of ends and the finishing off was tedious, but I can do that and justify watching tv.  On the front I quilted in a deep pink, but on the back I quilted with a variegated thread which goes from light baby pink to deep crimson.  I've used it plenty of times before and I think it makes the back that little more interesting.


Last month I linked up with Mrs Sew and Sow and who hosts a Scraptastic Tuesday along with She Can Quilt and I got lots of visitors and lovely comments.  I'm linking this blog post to Scraptastica Tuesday (yes, I do know it's Friday.)  Here's hoping the fellow scraptastic quilters like this quilt.  As it's also a Friday Finish, I am also linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts.


Scraptastic Tuesday

Thank you for visiting.


14 comments:

  1. I love it! I like controlling the colors when working on scrap quilts but letting the fabric be varied. And I love your background fabric!

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  2. These stars are just fab! I'm inspired!!

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  3. Yeah glad you got some vistors. I do need to try that scrap fabric making thing as the result is gorgeous! Thanks for linking up again to #scraptastictuesday

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    1. Hi Nicky! I love your monthly link up. Expect me back in December.

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  5. Those pink scrappy stars are fantastic! Love the little star in the center, too. And the quilting sure shows off this design perfectly. Nice job, Emmajane!

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  6. These are beautiful scrappy stars, I love the way the different fabrics give your stars so much interest. And I'm glad that scraptastic link is helping others to see your lovely work.

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  7. Hi Leanne. Thanks for your monthly link up. It's great to meet up with other scrappy obsessives!

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  8. I love the print prints against the text background

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  9. Hello Cheryl! Thanks for visiting and leaving a kind comment.

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