Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Crossroads Trips

My Aunt (Lou Chebowski) and I fell in love with the cover quilt (the pattern is Arkansas Crossroads) on the book "Quilts from the Heart - Quick Projects for Generous Giving" by Karin Renaud.

Since I sent her the book earlier this year, my Aunt has made at least four of these quilts, including this one that she surprised me with on my visit last October.

It's called "The Road (Back) to Arizona". Most of the fabrics I bought for or with my Aunt. Here’s a close up of the front as well as a piece of the backing:

Since I like this quilt so much, I've been cutting down my scraps into squares and "corner pieces". While working on other projects, I've been sewing my 1 1/2" scraps as leader/enders. Look at all the “corner pieces” you can cut out of odd shapes of scraps:

I've made quite a few of the Four-Patch Units and now I wanting to start sewing some of the Bright Corner Square units, so, I need to decide on a background. That's one thing that seems to help this scrap quilt a lot... a consistent background. I was going to try a muslin or white,

but saw these other two and liked them.

What do you think? White / Muslin / Dusty Blue / Bright Blue Starbursts?

Let me know.

Suzy

4 comments:

Cricket said...

I would stick with the white because it can become TOO BUSY with all of the scraps and then another colorful print surrounding it. Plus the white makes it all pop!

Becky said...

I like the white, But I also like the second background in the last photo. The blues are too much for a scrap quilt.

:) Heather said...

I like the white as well -
also, the back of the quilt she made you looks "very" familiar :) I got it for the backing of a quilt that never happened for my dad, so I am glad you gave it to her and that it actually got used!

:) Heather said...

I like the white as well -
also, the back of the quilt she made you looks "very" familiar :) I got it for the backing of a quilt that never happened for my dad, so I am glad you gave it to her and that it actually got used!