Sweet Scrappy Love

2.20.2013

This darling quilt pattern is designed by my friend Donna @ Donna's Lavender Nest. I've had her pattern for a while, but I kept on putting off making the quilt because I was intimidated by the appliqué. 


However, nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? What I did do was to simplify the appliqué blocks into something I felt I could manage and chose to do raw edge appliqué using the zig-zag stitch. It was much easier than I thought it would be and I think it looks nice enough. =) I am far less intimidated by appliqué now. =) 


The flowers are an example of how I simplified things. Notice how they match the fabric I chose? =) I am clever like that. ;-) I do need to redo the stitching around the flowers with a zig-zag stitch like I did on the hearts. 


After it was put together, I decided the blue print was way too bold...


The red print was still more bold than I liked, although, after I added the pink outside border, it calmed the red fabric down some. 


I like the touch of ric rac that Donna added to the blocks. 


When I am done quilting it, I think I will hang it up in my sewing room to admire for a while before it finds a new home. =) 

I consider this a pattern for all skill levels. What I really like about this pattern is how easy it is to change a few things here and there to make each subsequent quilt made from it different. Because of that reason, I would make it again. It's also a great use of scraps, which is what I did with this one. 

You can purchase your own PDF copy of Donna's pattern at her Etsy shop. She also has some cute fabric in her shop as well. I am so tempted to go shopping!! 



16 comments:

  1. Amy, your appliqués turned out great! I can never get my to look great, but I keep trying! Your choice of colors are delightful. Reading your blog makes me 1. wish I had more time to sew & 2. want to take a quilting class (or move in with you and learn right by your side!).

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  2. Amy, I knew you could do it. The quilt is really turning out cute. Someone will really like it. I can see it on your studio wall also. Chris ps. Stay in the snow will be flying.

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  4. Awww Amy thank you so much for using my pattern. You really have a good eye for color. I love all your color choices. Thank you again sooo much.
    Hugs
    donna

    PS Not sure why my first comment deleted but all is good my friend.
    donna

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  5. Such a pretty quilt, and I love Donna's pattern!! All the prints are perfect together! xo Heather

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  6. Amy, I love your quilt and the way that you adapted the pattern to what you wanted, is a great idea!! You keep coming up with the most adorable quilts!!

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  7. Amy -

    I love it and wouldn't change a thing!

    Lin
    lindapawlak@verizon.net

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  8. It's more fun to try several different applique methods, and pick the one you want for each project. Yours is great!

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  9. I love those hearts! That's wonderful!

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  10. Oh I loe this quilt. Your work is beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing it. It was nice meeting you today.
    Have a wonderful Friday,
    Sherry

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  11. I love the colors!!! I will have to check out Donna's shop!

    chris

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  12. Oh, your version of Donna's Scrappy Love is wonderful! I bet she adores it!! I am still afraid to start quilting. What a chicken I am, oh, well, keep encouraging me.
    Bless you,
    Susie

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  13. Love the colors....good job! I love to do the raw edge applique...use the quilting stitch that looks like an E .... having a brain pause!!...anyways, you are doing awesome!! You Go!!

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