Friday, May 28, 2021

Sewcialites Flimsy

Thanks to the Fat Quarter Shop for hosting the Sewcialites Quilt Along. I had intended to finish my quilt at the same time as everyone else, but I was eager to get the mess of scraps cleaned up and when I realized I would not be able to finish my May OMG, I figured I may as well finish something this month.

While I liked their suggested quilt design, I decided for my blocks I wanted to try a layout with sashing and two different-sized blocks, which also gave me an excuse to play with Electric Quilt 8. I am happy with how it turned out.
I was surprised I made virtually this entire quilt, not including the border, from a pile of pieces leftover from the Queen's Jewel quilt. I took them apart at the beginning of the project and I used practically all of them. (I omitted a couple of fabrics.) This gives me a new perspective on the value of using scraps. This project definitely made a dent in my purple, blue and green scraps.

I tried a border I've never made before, called "Beads on a String," from The Border Workbook by Janet Kime.  I had to make some changes from the original design to get it to fit to the actual dimensions of my quilt but I like how it turned out. I cut up the last of the yardage for the light-colored portion of the border but the prints were all scraps.


  1. Woo-hoo! Your Sewcialites sampler looks great. Congrats on finishing it up!

  2. Such a pretty quilt with a variety of blocks. Love your sampler quilt.

  3. Don't you just LoVe getting another quilt from scraps...
    win win...xox

  4. Your quilt looks great. Great job getting the border to fit. It looks terrific.

  5. Congrats!!! That is a gorgeous top - and the way you laid the blocks is wonderful! what a great border!!!

  6. Wow! That is a gorgeous top!! Kudos for using scraps!!