February 09, 2008

Waste Not


houses, originally uploaded by wondertemp.

When I fell in love with the idea of quilting I was visiting my family in Arizona. My grandmother, a newly avid quilter at the time, sent me home with a 9x9 inch box with some of her quilting scraps. I borrowed a book from the library called Liberated Quiltmaking, by Gwen Marston. She makes quilts without patterns! I detest patterns. It was the perfect fit. I supplemented grandma's scraps with some fabrics I had found at the Goodwill and made this little houses quilt. My very own idea was adding the scrappy strips and extending them to the border.

8 comments:

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

yes, yes, yes. hurrah for the fabulous Gwen and the incredible book LQ. and yes, yes, yes, to working without patterns. great quilt.

KnitOneQuiltTooKristin said...

I saw this one on Flickr and fell in love! I'm also a huge Gwen Marston fan. Love no patterns. I took a class today with Jean Wells called Intuitive Quilting. More quilting without patterns and I love it. These houses are just so cute!

Sue in western Washington, USA said...

Great little house quilt! I love it.

LauraJ said...

Love love and more love! This is too sweet!!

Kathy - Pink Chalk Studio said...

What a fabulous creation. I just went and put that book on hold at the library!

Christina said...

Thanks for all the sweet comments gals!

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Emily Handler said...

I just found your blog this afternoon and read through the whole thing. Wonderful!! I look forward to many, many new posts and projects!

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