Over the last month, I have been working with my 1.5″ scrap bucket making nine patches for my Crab Apple Quilt.
I have the pieced borders done and I have the top of the blocks pieced. Now I need to start working on the tree trunks. When I looked at the pattern I figured I would put a big dent in my in my scrap box…but it really didn’t. I still have enough in there to make another quilt.
The pattern is from Bonnie Hunter’s Leader and Ender book. I was hoping there was another quilt in the book using 1.5 strips but there is not. It looks like I will be moving to my 2″ scrap bucket next.
I have been piecing a lot lately….but I really need to get a few things into the quilting machine and get them quilted. Unfortunately, the quilt machine is upstairs and there is no air conditioning there…UGH!
I am not sure we ever really make big dents in the scrap basket since we keep getting new scraps! :)
I love that quilt pattern – have you met subsee sew quilts in blog land? she has nearly finished her one here is link.
that’s going to be a fantastic quilt! I know what you mean about not using as much scraps as you think…..I always have way more left over. I’d just piece and wait for cooler weather to quilt!
Little nine patches are always fun from 1.5 inch strips. Bonnie seems to be working on some now, so I’m sure a pattern is in the works for her next book.
Bonnie’s Carolina Crossroads and Chunky Churndashes patterns also are made from 1.5 inch scrap strips. You can check her website for the patterns or join yahoo groups Quiltvillechat to find the patterns…may be in the files. There is also a handy chart of all of Bonnie’s patterns and the strip sizes they require! This quilt of yours is looking great!
I love that quilt pattern! Bonnie has a great brain, doesn’t she? You’ve used a bunch of scraps up at least with what you have worked on anyway. Great quilt.
Looks like you’re off to a great start! Just can’t wait to see if you found a great poison green to use as background or if you will be selecting another color?
Those stems should go by rather quickly compared to what you’ve already completed. Nice photo too by the way ;)
Love from Texas! ~bonnie
While you were working on a crab apple quilt, I was making crab apple jelly. Bet your floor isn’t getting as sticky as mine did with my crab apples! :)
Love your site. I spent hours looking and reading it the other night. Love the “Crab Apple” quilt and ordered the book today.
Thanks for all the inspiration.