QM Scrap Squad: Argyle Stars in the Nursery

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Quiltmaker’s Scrap Squad is a select group of eight QM readers. They take one pattern from each regular issue and make scrappy versions to inspire you.

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This is the current issue of Quiltmaker, dated Nov/Dec ’13.

 

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The Scrap Squad quilt for this issue was designed and made by Carolyn McCormick, designer of the Add-A-Quarter ruler. It’s called Star Search.

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Carol Hubacek from Schererville, Indiana

Today’s featured quilt is by Carol Hubacek from Schererville, Indiana. You’ll hear from Carol in her own words below.

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Visual cues get my creative juices flowing. The quilting motif chosen for Star Search said “argyle” from first glance. The journey begins.

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A half yard of this fabric serves as my inspiration for color, but never makes an appearance in the finished product.

 

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Half yards of color ready to go…

 

 

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…and now they are cut and ready to piece.

 

 

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I chose to simplify things with a template. No plastic handy, so I used six layers of freezer paper instead. Keeping scraps under control sometimes calls for constructing blocks one at a time.  No production chain stitching here.

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Above, the all-important design wall and camera. I needed to see the photo to appreciate that right hand point gone awry.

 

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All better!

When I decided that 1/8″ grosgrain ribbon would accentuate the argyle quilted lines, I took a stab at estimating my needs. Let’s just say that 50 yards was not quite enough and I needed to wait for a second postal delivery.

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A pieced back.

 

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The finished quilt is fresh and bright.

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Quite different from the red quilt, isn’t it? Another wonderful job by Carol of QM’s incredible Scrap Squad.

See all the Scrap Squad members and their quilts.

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7 Responses to QM Scrap Squad: Argyle Stars in the Nursery

  1. The colors look so “happy” to me. I could always use a little more happiness in my life. Thanks, Scrap Squad. Have a super day!

  2. Loretta Aymond says:

    The argyle look is fantastic! I love the colors, definitely gives the quilt a totally different feel!

  3. Susan Salo says:

    it really does say “argyle”! Great job!

  4. Jeannie Rasmussen says:

    I love the ribbon on the quilting and am stealing that for future use. Great quilt!

  5. Kitty says:

    I like it better than the original.

  6. Becky says:

    I love the “argyle” theme! And the grosgrain ribbon accent gives just the right touch!

  7. Christa says:

    Great job, Carol! So different from the original!

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