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Project Simplify - Day 15

I l.o.v.e scallops.  Love them!  Not so crazy about binding them, but I've never regretted the extra time required to make a beautifully scalloped edge on a quilt.

The awesome thing about the scallops on this quilt is that they aren't on the edge!  They are cleverly appliqued on so you get the same scallopy sweetness without messing about with all the things that come with a scalloped edge.  (Anybody else suddenly have a craving for piping hot cheezy potatos ... mmmmmmmm!)

Remember I talked about shadowing in my last post?  Yeah.  Same problem here.  Maybe not as severe as the stripes & flowers because it's just little uniform polka dots.  But I guess I just felt like making things more difficult for myself ... again ... and I reverse appliqued the scallops too.

If you follow the instructions in Camille's book, this scalloped border is fairly simple to make.  And it just looks soooooooo sweet!

So here's the quilt top.  I think it looks so bright and happy & fresh.  I can't imagine how any quilt made with Flower Sugar can look anything but!

Oh, and I'm calling this one "A New Day".  I just realized I forgot to tell you that I made this quilt solo - no assistant this time.  You see, there are 9 quilts in the book and I only have 2 girls.  If you've ever had the fun of doing "fairsies math" you'll know why I had to do one by myself ;).

Quilts for Quake Survivors was accepting quilt tops so I didn't worry about top-stitching it.  (But I did make a back for it.  Sorry, forgot to take a picture.) 

I have mixed feelings about not top-stitching this quilt.  On the one hand, I am anxious to "practice" some more free-motion quilting so I'm sad to miss the opportunity.  On the other hand, I have absolutely no idea what design I'd use!  The quilt in the book is beautifully, professionally long-armed and there is no way I could replicate that design myself.

Do you have any suggestions for a nice FMQ design for this quilt? 

Stash Redux:

  • Yardage - 9.8 yds / 8.9 m
  • Weight - 1.8 lbs / 0.9 kg

For a grand total of:

  • Yardage - 31.5 yds / 28.7 m
  • Weight - 11.4 lbs / 6.4 kg

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Well, I didn't quite make the deadline for the quilt to be shipped to Japan (I got a confirmation email saying they received it just a few days late).  But they are setting up an Etsy store to sell all the post-deadline quilts they receive.  The money raised is going to Mercy Corp.

I'm very excited about being part of this initiative and hope the quilt makes at least a few dollars for them.  I'll keep you posted on what happens ...

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Reader Comments (8)

I'm sure that gorgeous quilt will make a lot of dollars for them!!
Vivienne x

May 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergreenrabbitdesigns

Another lovely quilt. I'm loving Moda polka dots at the moment too. I would never have thought of doing the reverse applique but you've done a lovely job of it. I love the look of long arn quilting so I make my own stencils from long arm designs and generally draw them on the backing which is less busy than the top.

May 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSue B

Scallops whether potatoed or on a quilt have to be one of my favorites! The quilt top turned out beyond words can describe : ) I hope they raise "One Billion Dollars" said in a Dr. Evil voice aka Mike Meyers/Austin Powers : )

May 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGigi MInor

A few dollars, your funny!!! I will certainly be in line when that etsy shop opens. We seem to be having tons of baby girls born at church, and they always have a shower for the moms. Hope to get this one for an upcoming shower.

I am so enjoying your book challenge.

blessings, jilly

May 2, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjilly

You are just amazing! What a wonderful thing you are doing.

Love, love love that quilt!

May 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

It looks gorgeous!! So cheerful and colorful. Love it!

May 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSylvia

I love scallops too. I know some people aren't crazy about them, but I'd put them everywhere if I could. Love that quilt!!!

May 3, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterThimbleanna

Well I for one am glad you didn't make the deadline - and I can't wait to finish my blog post today so you can find out why! I nice little flickr fairy stopped by my flickr and told me about this blog post.

Giddy, giddy, giddy, giddy!

August 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhappy zombie

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