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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