Today we have a new Scrap Squad project. It’s Linda Ferguson’s version of Hip to Be Square from the Jan/Feb issue of Quiltmaker. Below is the original quilt by Elizabeth Dackson. Fabrics are Delighted! by The Quilted Fish and designer solids for Riley Blake Designs.
Linda shared with me some of her thoughts on this project.
When I received the e-mailed pattern of Hip to be Square, of course I started humming the Huey Lewis & The News song “Hip to be Square” nnnnnnnn “Hip to be Square”! (Wait through the ad to hear the song.) I thought this would be the perfect pattern to make for my friend Missie! Missie likes bright, cute fabrics.
These two plastic bags are my bright, cute scrap collection. I have often wondered what the other Scrap Squad members pick through and how they store it.
Have any of you been to Hancock’s in Paducah and picked through the flat fold tables during the quilt show?! Very crowded, digging through stacks of flat folded yards and then all the sudden a woman wildly waving a piece of fabric in the air and yelling out that she is looking for another piece! Oh my, what fun.
Well, that is how one of my bright, cute scrap bags started. I have made many quilts out of these two bags, so fabric has been added and subtracted.
I found leftover Nine Patches in my bag and was thinking about using them in this quilt, but decided it was too much black. I have made two baby quilts with that black candy fabric and I still love it!
I decided to use a dotted background fabric. I LOVE DOTS! Most baby quilts I make always include dotted fabric, so you will notice a lot of dotted fabric scraps in this quilt. Did I mention that I also like pink?
It has been an honor to be part of the 2011 Scrap Squad. I have had fun making all the quilts. I look forward to watching the Scrap Squad of 2012!
You can find the pattern for Hip to Be Square in the Jan/Feb issue of Quiltmaker.
You can check out Linda’s blog, and we have more Scrap Squad quilts to show you in the coming days. So many different looks were created!