QM Scrap Squad: Yellow Brick Road by Christa Marcotte

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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.

 

QMMP 131200 stars 450 QM Scrap Squad: Yellow Brick Road by Christa MarcotteStar Search from the Nov/Dec issue of Quiltmaker

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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Christa Marcotte from Torquay, Saskatchewan

Today’s featured quilt is by Christa Marcotte who lives in Torquay, Saskatchewan. You’ll hear from Christa in her own words below.

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I don’t know where the year has gone! Can’t believe it’s almost over!

Scrap Squad Quilt #5!

Star Search aka Yellow Brick Road….

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I chose to use a color I ordinarily NEVER use…Yellow!!

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But as I was laying blocks out I wondered if my sewing room vacuum was subliminally influencing my decision…

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This quilt can be paper pieced or you can use templates.

I chose the templates.

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I am on a ‘stripes’ kick lately and have to proclaim that it did not go the ‘direction’ I was hoping!!

template 300x225 QM Scrap Squad: Yellow Brick Road by Christa MarcotteNevertheless…I pressed on!!

No time to turn back now…

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I began to lay out the blocks

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and it wasn’t long before I was done!

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 I chose to ‘pillowcase’ this quilt so that I could make points without binding all those mitered corners.

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Editor’s note: I chose not to crop Christa’s photo because I love seeing the farm in the background. And look at those fence posts made from rocks! Very cool.

I used a heavy polar fleece and did simple stitching, as my longarmer’s daughter is getting married this weekend

and

neither of us have time to get this one on the machine!

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I tried to get a good picture of the points.

But,

in doing so…look at the sneaky cat on the right side.

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Tiptoeing through…see the toes?

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Slipping through to the end!

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One Scrap Squad project left!

Christa

 

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48 Responses to QM Scrap Squad: Yellow Brick Road by Christa Marcotte

  1. Cynthia says:

    Love the “100 best. books” I have quite a few. I should go check which ones I have! Looking forward to the newest one!!! I often refer to them when I want to make special quilts! Thank You!!

  2. Connie Douty says:

    Wow. Your site is awesome. It has introduced a new wave, way, and excitement for my quilting. The goodies to win are fun and more fun, to aim for.

  3. Wow 100 Blocks think of the possibilities and a fabric calculator what a great prize.

  4. Susan Morgan says:

    So many good ideas.

  5. I love All of them. I would love love love to have all of these patterns ! Beautiful work !

  6. linda says:

    I want to make the New Direction block, and I am sure the book has more blocks that I will fall in love with.

  7. Diane Luhrs says:

    Using the 100 Block Book and the Kaufman calculator I could sure clean up my stash.

  8. Diane Luhrs says:

    Between the 100 Block Book and the Kaufman Quilting Calculator I could go through my stash in no time!

  9. Sherry Krogstad says:

    Love the new book. I really like blocks like “New Directions.”

  10. Lynn says:

    Visited each of today’s blogs, and they were all very interesting! I was particularly taken with Kimberly Jolly & Jocelyn Ueng’s ‘Jolly Jabber’ and their series of free patterns for Classic & Vintage quilts.

  11. Kelly Spriggs says:

    The snowman block is perfect for the season. Love Bonnie Hunter’s blog. Love the 100 blocks magazine and I hope to win a copy!!

  12. Cheryl Bryant says:

    I was on the Bonnie Hunter blog and I love the green star quilt she made. I love this magazine and would love to win a copy!

  13. BettyDomal says:

    Beautiful blocks. I would love to win a copy of this book. Didn’t win last year, so had to buy one !!!!
    It’s hard to pick a favorite, but I was particularly excited about the Flower Block (#7) place mats by Melissa Peda. I love making place mats & these are so pretty.
    And I really liked Mama Spark’s World Rainbow Gum Tree. I see so many possibilities for it.
    Hope I win. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  14. Kathy Elamon says:

    Love to win a copy. Such inspiration with color choices.

  15. Patsy Pearl says:

    Wow!! This is quite a magazine!

  16. sue sendelbach says:

    Te blocks look really interesting!

  17. Nancy Youngblood says:

    Can’t wait until the 19th so I can get my copy of the 100 blocks!

  18. judy pendergraft says:

    i would love to have a copy of this new book!! Cant wait

  19. Nancy Youngblood says:

    Can’t wait until the 19th so I can get my issue of the 100 blocks!

  20. Gail says:

    I am looking forward to getting the newest 100 Blocks from Quiltmaker because they have such wonderful ideas.

    Thanks

  21. Stephanie Martuza says:

    I love the 100 blocks issue, it gives me so many ideas and gets me into the sewing room being creative, and loving it.

  22. Martha Sarvis says:

    Beautiful quilt! Excellent ideas.

  23. Sally Stevens says:

    The very nicest thing is that you are recognising your International customers in your Giveaways. Really appreciated. Thank you so much from all of us in the England/Great Britain! x

  24. Dada says:

    merveilleux je croie bien que mélange de couleurs sont fabuleuse bravo

  25. Dawn Mason says:

    I absolutely love the STAR SEARCH Quilts done in all the different colourways so they don’t even look the same pattern..Brilliant.
    I also like the pieced Snowman & my new Year Resolution is to try to conquer my fear of foundation piecing!

  26. Barb says:

    I love looking at the different blocks and the fabric combinations you can make with them.

  27. Missy McKenna says:

    I love the pieced snowman!

  28. Daubie Johnson says:

    I love the new directions block. Its a simple design that looks quit complicated when finished. I think there are so many great projects that can be made with this block

  29. patti g says:

    What a great quilt. I loved the cat!

  30. patti g says:

    I loved the kitty. It’s just like mine.

  31. cwilkins53 says:

    Enjoy seeing the use of templates and the great color combos!

  32. Juanita Stamper says:

    I love the pieced snowman. Such a novel idea.

  33. Marilyn Koetler says:

    It just shows what you can do with some very different fabrics put into a fairly simple block design. Colors do make a difference.

  34. Shirley Quaskey says:

    I really like the variety of techniques represented in the blocks shown

  35. booklady19 says:

    I like the snowman block. I see possibilities. The guitar block would be good for my charity quilting, lap quilts and pillowcases for teens in the hospital.

  36. Shirley Quaskey says:

    I really like the variety of techniques that are presented in the amazing block
    designs.

  37. Patrice H says:

    I am always amazed at the creativity and color and pattern combinations.

  38. carla brewer says:

    I am amazed at the talent shown here. It is almost overwhelming and I will make a point to keep stopping back in to soak it all in. Great ideas.

  39. Eleanor Lenney says:

    Good stuff to win! I’d like it all!

  40. Bonnie says:

    Am excited to see all the different block designs, quilts, setting options that the designers have achieved!

  41. Jane Hyre Fleming says:

    I enjoy seeing the ideas people come up with and color choices….Keep up the great work!~!

  42. Oh kitty! And Christa, you are fantastic. I really enjoyed reading about your experience with this quilt. Have a super day!

  43. E. Engman says:

    Love, love, love this version! There’s so much movement! And the pointy edging, too. The limited palette really works here. Great job!

  44. Melanie says:

    It’s lovely. (Kitty too!). I’ve always wanted to do a pointy quilt and have worried over how to bind and be nice. Pillowcase is the answer! Thanks for the tip!

  45. Anne Wiens says:

    I love it, Chista…almost as much as kitty does! :0)

  46. Elaine says:

    This quilt is beautiful — thanks for sharing!

  47. Aunt Marti says:

    Christa, love this quilt! thanks for including the pets, they make it “real!”

  48. kaholly says:

    Isn’t that lovely!! Love your color choices.

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