Tuesday, September 11, 2012

scallop quilt

this is Sandi Henderson's picnic quilt from her book "Sewing with Bits & Pieces"  I loved her color choices in the book, but Im a lover of green.  So I started collecting fabric in every shade of green.  The pattern calls for 80 different fabrics, thus the scraps as suggested in her title.
then she suggests following a method from one of our favorite bloggers AMH about curved piecing and it really is a time and finger saver.

here are my pieces cut and ironed, I was a little bit worried about some of the pressed edges came out, but when I started pinning them it worked out...phew..... didn't want to iron again!

then you top stitch them together...this is the most interesting technique about this quilt 
so Im 1/3 done, will post the completion hopefully soon...well the top anyways ;)


  1. I think I'm going to have to make this quilt soon. I love how yours is coming together!

  2. I am not a lover of sewing (which is why I dont sew!) but I love the finished products. Cant wait to see how this turns out!

  3. I am in the process of making this same quilt myself! I love your fabrics, gorgeous! Any ideas about the quilting? This is my first quilt and I am a bit baffled on the lack of instruction in the book. :) What pattern did you use? How do you think grid quilting would look on this. I have three kids 4&under, so I am going for easy. I'm thinking doing the "painter's tape" trick. And advice? :)

    1. Sorry for the late reply :(
      In the book she had it professionally quilted with a floral.
      I used the pattern in the book by Sandi Henderson "Sewing with Bits and Pieces" I did some research on pintrest to see if anyone else had quilted this quilt and found only one that I liked. I am not sure about the grid quilting with all the curved lines....
      my finished quilt:

      quilting by someone else that i liked: