The QM Scrap Squad is a select group of seven QM readers. They take one pattern from each regular issue of Quiltmaker and make their own scrappy versions to inspire you.
Today’s featured quilt is by Jennifer Stevens from Holcomb, Kansas. Jennifer blogs here.
You’ll hear from Jen in her own words below.
Our three-month-old son is in the age of black and white and he’s mesmerized by our black and white dog ‘Ellie.’ So that’s how the idea of black and white paw prints was born.
Here’s what I started with for the quilt front. I planned to use black and white fabrics for the paw prints. But once I had the strips sewn together, I wasn’t thrilled with it.
So I started the front over using black and white fabrics for the strips and bright colors for the paw prints.
I did my borders a little differently from the pattern instructions.
The quilting in the center of the quilt is stippling with loops which is one of my favorites. My all-time favorite is the quilting on the borders. It’s paw prints, which fit this quilt perfectly!!
Our son is enjoying looking at this quilt very much.
By winter, he will be ready to use it, but for now, we’ll enjoy the summer!
Jennifer documented her quilt by machine embroidering on the back—she puts me to shame! And this illustrates a very good point: She moved after making this quilt, and now there’s a record of it.
I’m sure lots of dog lovers will enjoy Jennifer’s quilt! And didn’t she make a good decision when the first plan didn’t work out? Never be afraid to change your mind mid-stream!
Find the free pawprint applique patterns, along with all the other Scrap Squad applique variations.