Kitchen Sink Feed Sacks by Stamdl

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-10-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-10-30T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

Kim Brackett is one of my favorite quilt designers (I love working with 2.5" strips!) so I chose Feed Sacks from her book "Scrap-Basket Surprises" as my last UFO Reward Project.  I had a box of odd length 2.5" strips that I cut up and started making the blocks over the weekend. 

I've learned a good lesson making this top... there IS such a thing as too scrappy! The quilt in the book was made from 30's fabrics of similar value and it is much easier on the eyes.  My version just has too much going on and I don't think the block works in "kitchen sink scrappy". I would actually like to try it again in low volume prints but that will have to wait until next year.

This was a quick turn around project for me. It did grow on me as I quilted it... blogged HERE.

Pictures

A Rainbow of Strips
Getting Started

Loves

Pompom

Comments

twistedandloose

I love it. I also love working with 2.5" strips.

Stamdl

twistedandloose thank you! 2.5" strips are so versatile aren't they? I swapped them for years in online groups before the jelly rolls came out so I have plenty to play with.

Mymble

While it's true you have a lot going on here, I wouldn't say its unsuccessful. I think you can pull this all together, as you have done with some of your others, with some border awesomeness...but regardless- I like it a lot:)- you make scrappy look so easy!

Mymble

OH...just noticed you completed it- dumb me- well there you are...looks great even without a border patrol;)))...save that awesomeness for another UFO- you DO have a few more left...right;))))?

Stamdl

Mymble Thanks... I did grow to like this one more while quilting it as often seems to happen. Funny how that works - the closer to the Finish Line the prettier they look! Oh yes, I still have more. ;-D

Mymble

You're right- the quilting can be the thing that does it- never thought of it that way...but now that you mention it there have been some things that seemed just...ok and then after the quilting I liked them so much more:)...will have to remember that!

Pompom

Oh I like this.

Lara-giles

Oh this is beautiful! I love scrappy quilts. The more fabrics/prints/colors, the better. Not too much going on at all. Although I think you are right, the pattern would look wonderful done in "low volume" style as well.

Stamdl

Lara-giles Pompom Thank you both! I've had this quilt laying over a sofa since I finished it and I keep liking it more and more. It definitely falls in the "make it again" category now.

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