My Scrappy Solution

I stalled out on this quilt around the holidays, but I am so excited to have gotten the top completed!The body of the quilt is all scraps from this win, and I purchased the cream with a little brown flecking for the corners. I wanted something to tie it together but not quite solid, and not too feminine in case it ends up on our bed. I don’t have a destination for this one, it is a quilt from my sketch pad that needed to be reality. I may add borders, but I have to think on it.
All the blocks are different, there’s something new everywhere you look! There were a few fabrics that I only have one strip of in the top – like that little owl print below :)

***Today is Emmalie’s 5th Birthday! I’m off to the kitchen to bake and make the requested Alfredo dinner. It has been snowing since yesterday, thankfully it warmed up in the process, 20 is much better than 0 or negative numbers :) And Owen is painfully close to three new incisor teeth – I miss my sleep. . . this week seems to be full of transition with Ella back at school, and Joe around the house more, back to the routine with a few twists! Hope you are well today ~ Amy

By | 2017-02-06T09:19:10+00:00 January 6th, 2009|work in progress|34 Comments


  1. SaraRules January 6, 2009 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Can I just say WOW! I love it! Such a fun pattern! I love the great motion you get through the layout… and the fabrics are simply adorable! Great job! I can’t wait to see how it looks quilted!

  2. Stephanie January 6, 2009 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Great pattern and color palette.

  3. Jenean January 6, 2009 at 10:43 am - Reply

    This is gorgeous!!!! I LOVE it!!

  4. Paula January 6, 2009 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Very cute!!

  5. nettie January 6, 2009 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    I LOVE it! I may have to make one like it. It’s beautiful!

  6. Amy January 6, 2009 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    That is beautiful

  7. audreypawdrey January 6, 2009 at 1:11 pm - Reply

    This is truly beautiful! I love the pattern and how scrappy it is. I may have to attempt one of my own. It is one of my favorites!

  8. Marrdy January 6, 2009 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Great quilt top! And hooray for temperatures that don’t cause body parts to freeze. Give me snow anyday!!

  9. sara January 6, 2009 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    hey, you really made that work! What an excellent way to get rid of your stash!

  10. Andrea January 6, 2009 at 2:53 pm - Reply

    I LOVE that you made this from your sketch pad! That is awesome and it turned out beautifully. What a fun quilt! Hope the b-day is fabulous!

  11. Jackie January 6, 2009 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    love how the quilt turned out! I just love that owl fabric. Hmm… Alfredo for dinner. Quite a sophisticated palette. Sounds yummy!

  12. Kari January 6, 2009 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    That turned out great! You should publish the pattern… (or just share it with bloggy land) :)

  13. Jessica Levitt January 6, 2009 at 8:06 pm - Reply

    gorgeous. The colors are so bright and cheerful and yet somehow kinda neutral too!

    great job.

  14. Thimbleanna January 6, 2009 at 8:17 pm - Reply

    Oooh, yummy quilt — I love scrap quilts! And Happy Birthday to your little one!

  15. Anonymous January 6, 2009 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    love the colors! Pink and orange kind of stand out to me. It must be me and my bright color fetish. It’s beautiful, Hon! Mom

  16. Janis January 7, 2009 at 6:40 am - Reply

    Happy birthday to Emmalie!

    Your quilt is just gorgeous! I’m having fun picking out the pieces I also have. Why is that so much fun?

    Sounds like you have your hands full, I hope things calm down soon and you can have a day of restful bliss. Best wishes!

    BTW, Jackie – I am SO hooked on the Pioneer Woman! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Paula Prass January 7, 2009 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Oh I like this! Bright and cheery and a great idea!!

  18. Rebekah January 7, 2009 at 10:09 am - Reply

    this quilt is amazing! I love how you combined the scraps. It’s so bright and cheery!

  19. Amy January 7, 2009 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    It’s awesome! I love it. Wow.

  20. Victoria January 7, 2009 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    This is stunning! Wonderful job!

  21. jacquie January 7, 2009 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    this is so unique. i love this! great work!

  22. em's scrapbag January 7, 2009 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    The quilt is A-MAZE-ZA-ZING! I LOVE IT!!! What a great way to use scraps.

  23. em's scrapbag January 7, 2009 at 7:51 pm - Reply

    The quilt is A-MAZE-ZA-ZING! I LOVE IT!!! What a great way to use scraps.

  24. MooreMagnets January 8, 2009 at 7:31 am - Reply

    Wow! What a great quilt! I love the bright colors – just wonderful!

    oh, and Your it! You’ve been tagged =)

  25. Tipper January 8, 2009 at 8:33 am - Reply

    Scrappy quilts are my favorite! And yours is so bright, cheery, and warm looking. I hope the Birthday Girl has a very happy day.

  26. melissa s. January 8, 2009 at 9:53 am - Reply

    what a beautiful quilt! i could stare at all the patterns and color combinations for hours!

  27. Shannon January 8, 2009 at 11:20 am - Reply

    Love this quilt!~

  28. Elissa January 11, 2009 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    oh my, oh my, oh my goodNESS. i love this possibly more than any quilt i have seen in forever and ever and i mean that. that is EXACTLY how i would like to top baby girls bunks someday. really and truly. my fave EVER.

  29. sewtakeahike January 12, 2009 at 2:21 pm - Reply

    Amy it really is a fabulous design! Very creative indeed!

  30. DiddleDaddleDesigns January 15, 2009 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Wow. That is gorgeous.

  31. Kim January 16, 2009 at 8:13 am - Reply

    That is an absolutely beautiful quilt! I found you from Steph’s blog and am so glad I did. Always fun to find another Utah Mama!

  32. Sheree January 24, 2009 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    Hope your girl had a great birthday!!

    And everything about this quilt top is perfect!! So fun that it was all from scraps!

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