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Phone book quilt top

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Finished quilt

Created in this Craftsy Course

Scrap Quilting taught by Pepper Cory

Make beautiful quilts out of the fabrics you have on hand with Pepper Cory's waste not, want not approach to traditional quilting.

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Traditional, Whimsical
Mary Beth Loup on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I'm proud of following the direction the fabric led me in. My focus fabric central stripe was not a bold color but worked better as a background pattern, which led me to arrange the blocks to show the diamond shapes formed by the contrasting color groups. I also added extender blocks to the borders to be sure to have enough yardage to miter the corners. And for the binding I continued the scrappy look by joining leftover block fabric in random lengths to make binding strips.

Mary Beth Loup on craftsy.com

What advice would you give someone starting this project? If you don't like the idea of laboriously picking out paper foundations, consider spending a little more to get some kind of water soluble paper-like stabilizer. I used Sulky's Paper Solvy.

Mary Beth Loup on craftsy.com

Thanks, Pepper, Holmar, and Surfside6! I have just added grey borders with mitred corners--the diagonal directions in the blocks seemed to call for it. And to lengthen the borders enough to mitre them, I inserted strip-pieced blocks in the center of each border with the purple & pink fabrics, to extend the geometrics into the border. I'll try to post a photo when it's all quilted.

01/17/2013 Flag

You did a wonderful job, your quilt is absolutely beautiful!

01/21/2013 Flag

Thank you so much, Shebaggs! I am quilting it now, in between working on other Craftsy class projects. This site is addictive!

01/21/2013 Flag

I agree---absolutely beautiful, love the colors and the pattern, lovely work. Can't wait to see the borders and finished quilt!!

01/21/2013 Flag

Gorgeous quilt top

01/21/2013 Flag

This came out so pretty!

03/01/2013 Flag