For those of you who refuse to sign up for Instagram, here’s what you’ve been missing – our quilt from Scrap School called Sea Glass Stars.
Here’s the book:
Here’s our part of the Instagram post:
Mary and Connie of Country Threads- were thrilled to be asked to participate in a book about scrap quilts. Thank you Lissa -@modalissa- for asking these 2 Iowa girls to be a part of your wonderful “Scrap School” book. She gave us the title Professors of “ The More The Merrier”. This was a perfect title because we LOVE fabric and use it with abandon in all of our quilts.
Our theory in choosing fabric for scrap quilts is NOT to use every color in the rainbow, but to be more selective. In the quilt “Sea Glass” our darks were chosen in a range from green,blue,teal,aqua,and sour green…with a pop of complimentary oranges and pumpkin. The light backgrounds were all low volume prints with a preference for fabric with words. The chrome yellow and gray aqua rounded out the color choices for the sashing and cornerstones. Don’t be afraid to combine a variety of plaids, small prints, florals, geometrics, polka dots & checks. They will all play nicely together. For more scrappy interest we even pieced the log cabin section! We love what Lissa did with just 4 blocks- a perfect table topper.
Here are 3 Country Threads Rules…
1. Shop at your local quilt shop.
2. Sew something everyday.
3. Pet all the dogs and love all the cats.
This is Mary talking again. Connie wrote the piece for Instagram and now don’t you wish you hadn’t missed all this fun we’ve been having this week?
Book is available from your local quilt shop or from Martingale.