QM Scrap Squad: Hip to Be Square by Linda Ferguson

QM scrap squadB3 QM Scrap Squad: Hip to Be Square by Linda FergusonToday 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.

hipdownsized QM Scrap Squad: Hip to Be Square by Linda Ferguson

Hip to Be Square 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.

Bright+Scrap QM Scrap Squad: Hip to Be Square by Linda Ferguson

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.

Hip QM Scrap Squad: Hip to Be Square by Linda Ferguson

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!

Hip+to+Be+Square QM Scrap Squad: Hip to Be Square by Linda Ferguson

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?

Hip+to+Be+Square+2 QM Scrap Squad: Hip to Be Square by Linda Ferguson

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.

QM10112 QM Scrap Squad: Hip to Be Square by Linda Ferguson

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!

About Diane Harris

I'm Interactive Editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I've been writing pattern instructions and product reviews, and doing a host of other tasks necessary to help produce a national pattern magazine. Now I work remotely from rural Nebraska to generate some of our online content. I manage the QM Scrap Squad, our blog tours and our Quilt-Alongs. I have one of the best jobs in the world.
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7 Responses to QM Scrap Squad: Hip to Be Square by Linda Ferguson

  1. Wow, the scrappy border is a great addition! Lovely work, Linda!

  2. Claudia says:

    My stash has a rhyme and a reason, but your scraps are organized???? Oh, my! Mine are stuffed into a couple of rough totes with weights on the lids. One of these days, they are going to explode and go everywhere. I love the candy fabric and how you used it as a source of your other colors. Very fun.
    PS. Keep those ideas coming. I have two baby quilts to make in the next six weeks.

  3. Donna Amos says:

    So pretty Linda. You did a good job on this one. Your colors are so cheerful!

  4. Ruthie says:

    Love it! Makes me want to make another one!

  5. Hannie says:

    Looks pretty, I love it.

  6. Kim says:

    this is so bright and inviting……great job!

    Happy sewing,
    Kim

  7. kaholly says:

    Ooooh, I like it!!

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