Today we have another Scrap Squad project, this time from Pat St-Onge who lives in St-Jacques, New Brunswick. It’s been great to have Pat on the Scrap Squad—she represents our many Canadian readers! You’ll find Pat’s blog here.
Here again is the original quilt, designed by Elizabeth Dackson. Fabrics are Delighted! by The Quilted Fish and designer solids for Riley Blake Designs.
Pat shared some thoughts about her project.
I am a great fan of Bonnie Hunter. I try to follow her example by using the Lumberyard System for managing my scraps.
So when I saw Hip to Be Square, I thought it was the perfect pattern for using up some of my scrappy 2 1/2’’ squares. I have half a drawer full of these.
As I read the pattern, I saw an alternate way to stitch it up. I saw this pattern as three different squares put together. I thought it would be even simpler to make these squares separately and then sew them together.
I used yardage of shirting from my stash for the background and some tone-on-tone black to set it all together.
I quilted it free motion, doing my own version of funky, droopy petals in an allover design.
I bound the quilt with a “no hand sewing accent binding.’’
The stitching line on the back of the quilt becomes part of the quilting.
I love how everything came together in this organized scrappy rendition of Hip To Be Square. It was really quick to sew and very easy.
I love the outcome and I received quite a few compliments on the finished quilt at my guild’s show and tell. By the way, those are not actual wrapped gifts on my wall behind the railing. At Christmastime, I wrap up picture frames as if they were gifts and put them back up on the wall, just for decoration. The grandkids get a kick out of that!