Welcome to Blog Hop day 11 for Scrap Quilt Secrets by Diane Knott!
I have been online friends with Diane for several years. She is originally from south Louisiana, so we share an appreciation for Louisiana culture as well as all things quilt-related. When Diane announced her plans to publish a book about scrappy quilts, I was immediately excited to see what insights she would share.
Not only is Diane’s book full of inspiring patterns, she shares her “secrets” for creating or adapting scrappy quilts to the quilter’s unique style and personality.
Using the word SCRAPS as an acronym for components of scrappy quilting, Diane focuses on 6 design factors that help make great scrap quilts. Being a mostly self-taught quilter, I’ve used many of these factors intuitively. Diane’s spotlight on these 6 factors has helped me become more mindful about design, in addition to being intuitive. I think the result will be lots more fun fabric playtime and happy, scrappy quilts!
The last “S” in Diane’s acronym stands for Selvages. I’ve been saving fabric selvages for years, but never thought of them as a basis for a scrappy quilt. Duh! When I saw Diane’s selvage inspiration – Gift Baskets, I knew I had to give it a try.
I was influenced by Easter and the Vernal Equinox to focus on purple for my Palette (there’s that acronym again) and begin constructing some selvage baskets. I found additional purple fabrics in my stash to pull the theme together. Once I finish the quilting, it will be the perfect size for a table topper or wall-hanging.
One lucky quilter will win a copy of Diane’s book from today’s blog hop – so leave a comment and tell me about something you’ve made or want to make using selvages. If you’re a no-reply blogger, be sure to include an email address so I can contact you if you win. I’ll choose a winner on April 5th, so please leave your comment before then!
There are multiple stops on the blog hop and therefore more opportunities to win a copy of Scrap Quilt Secrets. If you haven’t already, do visit the other bloggers, enjoy their reviews of Diane's book and leave a comment for more chances to win a book.
3/21 C&T Blog http://www.ctpub.com/blog/
with Diane www.butterflythreadsquilting.com
3/22 Bonnie Hunter http://quiltville.blogspot.com/
3/23 Lori http://humblequilts.blogspot.com/
3/24 Karen http://nanagirlquilts.blogspot.com/
3/25 Audrey http://quiltyfolk.blogspot.com/
3/26 Pat Sloan http://blog.patsloan.com/
3/27 Valerie http://myplvl.blogspot.com/
3/28 Kelly http://pinkadotquilts.blogspot.com/
3/29 Victoria Findlay Wolfe http://bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/
3/30 Rachaeldaisy http://bluemountaindaisy.blogspot.com/
3/31 Angie http://quiltingcrescent.blogspot.com/
4/1 Julie http://quiltjewelry.blogspot.com/
4/2 Barb Www.funwithbarb.com