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.
Today is another of the final projects from the 2013 Scrap Squad.
Today’s featured quilt is by Christa Marcotte who lives in Torquay, Saskatchewan. Christa blogs at Second Story Quilting. You’ll hear from Christa in her own words below.
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It always amazes me at how little fabric it seems to take when it’s all cut up…
Yet I never have enough of the fabric I love to complete a project!!
The Scrap Squad’s project #6:
Oh Sew Blue by Judy Laquidara of Patchwork Times
Where has the year gone??
Six quilts…12 months…a year of creativity!!
This time I decided I would use some of my favorite batiks with a white background.
I loved the little star centers….
It was a fast and easy quilt to put together…
as long as you paid attention to the layout.
Before I knew it, it was border time!!
I like to use up the pieces I have left over
I sewed them up to make a strip for two sides of this quilt.
I am still in love with Susie’s Magic Binding technique—
which makes adding a flanged binding so simple…
and it’s stitched on by machine, making it a piece of cake!!
I really love the quilting my girlfriend
Terry Whitman did on my final Scrap Squad quilt.
Terry has the cutest curlie q’s and swirls making it look so dainty!
It has been an amazing and creative opportunity
to be a member of Scrap Squad for 2013.
I have learned a couple of lessons through this year’s quilting.
Someone out there will love what you make…even if you don’t like it!
You know what you like…trust your own judgment!!
Think outside the box once in awhile…you can always crawl back in when you need to!!
Quilting is more than just hacking up fabric to resew it…It’s therapy!
I have one of THE best longarmers in the quilting world (Thanks, Terry)!!
I have made a circle of new friends who are super creative and inspiring!
It’s been a fun year to serve as a Scrapper with all of you!!
Stop by and see what I am up to every now and again
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Christa has done a great job all year. The 2013 Scrap Squad posts are winding down with just a few to go. Let’s have a surprise giveaway because January-is-lasting-forever! Leave Christa and the Scrap Squad ladies a comment below before the day ends on Friday, January 17.
Share a lesson you’ve learned in regard to your quilting, as Christa did. We’ll choose a random winner for a box of quilty happiness including fabric, 100 Blocks and a few books. What better way to brighten up the winter!?!