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