Today we’re featuring a version of Linkin’ Logs by QM Scrap Squad member Pat St-Onge. Pat lives in New Brunswick, Canada. We have lots of Canadian readers so we’re very happy to have them represented on the Scrap Squad.
Pat shared with me about her quilt:
I’ve been wanting to make a pink quilt for some time now. Usually when I make a scrappy quilt, I use lots of scraps for the blocks, but I always use the same background fabric to tie everything together. It’s often a white, beige or cream background.
I followed the instructions but decided to make my quilt rectangular and not to trim the corners. As a final effort to make it completely out of leftover fabric, I made my borders out of scrappy pinks.
I love the outcome. It would make a perfect quilt for a girl’s dorm room, don’t you think?
This is definitely the scrappiest of all the Linkin’ Logs quilts we’ve shown you. It’s funky and interesting and I like that!
What captured my attention was Pat’s use of so many different values. For pinks she used from very dark to very light. The blues and purples are mostly mediums and darks. It works because you can still see the circles of blue and purple. The splashes of dark pink keep your eye hopping around this quilt. This is not easy to pull off but Pat did it nicely.
Find the pattern for Linkin’ Logs in the Sept/Oct issue of Quiltmaker.
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