Thursday, May 04, 2017

All Sizes

Welcome to day 9 of the No Scrap Left Behind blog tour. (Only one more day left!) Today's stop is Debbie of A Quilter's Table. Debbie is a very prolific quilter and from my vantage point, fearless. I love that she is willing to try a lot of different techniques. Her work always inspires me! Debbie is sharing the pillow that she made based on the All Sizes quilt. I hope you go check out her beautiful project and photos here.

I've made the all sizes quilt twice. The first version is bright and colorful, and is featured in the book. This quilt has been on loan to the publisher, so it's been hanging in the C&T booth at various quilt shows around the country. (It was hanging up at Quilt Con, which was fun to see.)
For that reason, and because I thought it would be fun to have the quilt made up in a completely different color way, I made the bruiser quilt. Same pattern, totally different look. I never get tired of seeing the variety that can come from a single pattern! I love the masculine feel of the bruiser quilt. Much like the quilt I shared yesterday, I pieced this quilt a little at a time. I would sew HST blocks in sets of 10, 20 or 50. Press, trim, add to the design wall. Repeat. Eventually the quilt gets finished!
Many thanks to the friends who have shared their not-so-bright scraps with me, that made this quilt possible. :)

14 comments:

Karen said...

This is my favorite quilt! I love it! Now, if I can just get motivated to start...

farmhousequilter8 said...

Love the book preview each day. Paula in KY

Di~ said...

I love them both, how would one choose? Maybe brights for a girl? Bruiser for a boy! :)
I made some scrappy cards! today! So in love!

The Joyful Quilter said...

I love BOTH versions of your quilt!!!

claudia said...

Great quilt! I think this pattern will be on my to do list after I fish everything I have going now!

KaHolly said...

Hurray for friends who pass along their scraps!

Kathy H said...

Both of those quilts look beautiful. How fun to see how different they look with different colors of fabric.

Lorna McMahon said...

I do remember when you first shared your Bruiser and I love the neutral feel of this quilt... But when I see the Bright version.... I KNOW it was made by Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts. Both are very beautiful! Thanks for sharing the encouraging tips on making HST a few at a time.

Nicole Beauchamp said...

So beautiful Amanda-Jean. I just love looking at other people's scraps. They are always different to mine, so personal.

pennylanequilts said...

Both of your quilts are wonderful, and I love Debbie's pillow, too!

Needled Mom said...

I love the different sized HSTs. Great use of scraps!

jkk said...

Just bought "No scrap left behind" yesterday. I LOVE it! Can't wait to start on the Mini Nines. Thanks for all the inspiration.
JKK

Joann E said...

Love your quilt! Great way to use scraps. Nice that it reminds you of your grandma.
I find that I gravitate toward reds and blues.

RaeLynn said...

I love this scrappy chain and have a feeling I'd end up with red as well! Beautiful!