Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Another Finish and Blossoms

Another quilt done! 

I started Scrappy Strips last October and finished it just the other day. My goal at the time was to clean out my scrap bins and even though I used a lot I still have some left. I'm not surprised as they seem to multiply in no time at all.

Nearly all the fabrics are repros.

I had a supply of 2" squares that were perfect for the 4-patches in the corners. 

Since the quilt is twin bed size I was counting on using up some yardage I had for the back but as you can see I had to add extra pieces. Not exactly what I had envisioned but, hey!, it's the back, lol!

Many years ago I bought this panel at the Quilt Shack in Bird-in-Hand, PA. I was on a quest to find something that I could use for my repro quilts but this definitely wasn't it.

I plan on putting this quilt on one of the beds at the cabin so with that in mind Barbie quilted it in a very pretty leafy pattern. I love the way it turned out!



On another note I've been taking pics of some of the beautiful flowering trees in the neighborhood.


 Crab Apple

 Double Cherry Blossom

I unexpectedly saw this pineapple welcome mat at Target so I returned the one I bought at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I'm much happier with this one :) 

Have a great week!

Copyright 2019, Barbara Schaffer



  1. What a fabulous scrappy quilt! I adore the backing too. It is like that panel was just waiting for the right quilt! Happy Spring!

  2. Terrific scrappy repro quilt! I love the little 4 patches too!!

  3. This quilt will be perfect for your cabin or any farmhouse setting. I love it! And your spring blossoms too, our daffodils are just beginning to shine, your trees must be a couple weeks ahead of this area.

  4. Isn't a finish something to celebrate! I'm cheering for you! What a lovely quilt to join the cabin in keeping some one warm while having fun there! Oh, the memories that will be made with it! Oh, the stories it will hear!

    1. I really enjoyed your comment! Thanks so much!

  5. You have a real talent for putting together all those wonderful scraps. It's fun how they all just seem to work together. Even all those pieces on the back. It will be great addition at your cabin. Just the right kind of cozyness.

  6. LOVE this quilt! I love the combination of 4 patches and log cabin strips - looks so cozy and homey!
    wonderful backing fabric and piecing!
    The flowering trees are absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and textures

  7. What a charming finish for you - everything came together so well. Love the pheasants fabric on the back looks very vintage. We are just in tiny bud stage up here so seeing all those glorious flowering tree photos is wonderful - the magnolia is really stunning.

  8. Love your scrappy quilt! I like what you did with the back even if it was an all comes together so well. The quilting is beautiful and will wonderful in your cabin.

    1. Thanks, Karen. I loved using scraps for the front--and back :)