Fractured Waterfront Quilt Top

Fractured Waterfront Quilt by Crafty Planner

In May of 2013, Violet Craft offered her half circle scraps from her Waterfront Park fabric line. I was beyond excited! Initially, I wanted to make Film in the Fridge’s Flying Farfalle quilt. It looks like the perfect way to use up small scraps. I auditioned low volume rectangles but they took away from the beauty of the small scraps. Various white backgrounds made the scraps shine. I sewed the half circles on the rectangles and then they sat… untrimmed… for three years!

After setting up my podcast with Violet, I decided to resurrect this gorgeous top. First, I started with the trimming.

Fractured Waterfront Pyrex Trimmings

Trimming took hours so I decided to use my Pyrex to hold all of the scraps. I filled up the entire thing! My butterprint space saver always makes me smile!

I tried various block combinations and number of scraps added to the corners. When I used one or two pieces for the corners, I felt the quilt was too “white”. I added more coordinating solid scraps (and thus more trimming!) and loved the “pops” of color. I was going to line up the corners like Film in the Fridge but instead decided I wanted something random.

Here are one of the versions on the design wall:

Fractured Waterfront in Design

Piecing together this quilt top was really fun. I loved how the random placement inadvertently created patchwork stars. I purchased the back for the quilt and am planning to quilt it with random diagonal straight lines.

And as an homage to Violet’s Waterfront Park fabric line, I decided to name the quilt “Fractured Waterfront”.

Fractured Waterfront Quilt by Crafty Planner

I love the photobomb by Miss No No! What is your favorite quilt made out of scraps?

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  1. This quilt has been on my bucket list for a long time. I also hope to make another ticker tape one too. The thought you give to your quilts and your podcast is much appreciated.

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      Suzanne,

      Thank you! I have a ticker tape made with precious Heather Ross prints hanging in my daughter’s room. I love it!

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      Yvonne,

      I am like you. I usually think of something improv slab like. It was fun to challenge myself to do something different (and get a WIP out of the pile!)

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