Quilts & More: Scrap Lab
April 19, 2012
I'm sure you have noticed that every 3 months or so another little QUILTS & MORE: SCRAP LAB project shows up the doorstep of our blog. Well, its that time again.
It seems that each time we wrap it all up and think that we are done, its time to work on another scrappy goody for the folks at SCRAP LAB. Who knew, but apparently you guys are a little crazy about the SCRAP LAB feature and keep asking for more stuff. Thanks guys! I sure hope Camille and I [and all our guest friends] don't run out of ideas!
As usual I am not quite "on top of it all" enough to know [or if I did know, then remember] when the magazine hits the newsstands and when I am supposed to talk about it, but when QUILTS & MORE starts tweeting about the issue and I see it for sale online, I guess its safe to assume that I can blog about it. So here goes...
This time around we got to use a bit of my latest collection, California Girl, [you never know what they're going to throw at us, those crazy Quilts & More ladies] so it was super fun for me to whip up a little scrappy project for you out of my own creations! Our challenge this time around was to use a charm pack and a 1/2 yd. ivory solid fabric. Even the binding had to be from the charm pack. I have to tell you that even though you might not know it in the midst of the design process, I am really loving the challenge of using only what I have in front of me. Its kinda liberating in a funny kind of way.
So anyway, this is my contribution to this SCRAP LAB feature. As soon as I see any blogs or posts about the other projects [they are super-duper cute btw], I will add them here..... or at least tell you about them. I think you will love our guest this time around. We always love our guests... but kinda especially love this one. She is fabulous.
So... its super simple and a great beginner project or something that you can literally whip up in an afternoon. Small enough for you to easily practice your quilting on. Bound with scraps of the charm squares.
The instructions & pattern are all in the latest SUMMER ISSUE '12 of QUILTS & MORE.
The magazine is available now. It is sold at many grocery stores, chain fabric stores and of course most of your local quilt shops. It is also available on-line.
We do not sell the magazine here at Fig Tree.
We do sell the kit for the project here at Fig Tree. If you are interested, CLICK here. The kits contains all the fabric you need for the top including the binding. The backing is not included. We used plain cream solid from our stash.
Have a great day!
It's beautiful! I am going to look for the magazine :)
Posted by: cynthia | April 19, 2012 at 07:14 AM
You guys are so clever, this project is completely cute. I can just imagine it in your sunshine filled dining room, which is so charming.
Posted by: pam | April 19, 2012 at 07:49 AM
Beautiful! Love all the fabulous colors!!!
Posted by: Tammy W. | April 19, 2012 at 07:59 AM
very cute. love the binding. and the chair. good job!
Posted by: amber | April 19, 2012 at 08:02 AM
It's lovely! I adore this fabric line!
Posted by: Jen | April 19, 2012 at 08:18 PM
I love this feature in Quilts & More though I have only just found the last issue in the bookshops here in Australia. I wish they did mail order, it's my favourite magazine. I have a California Girl charm pack ready & waiting for your project. Tracee xx
Posted by: Tracee | April 19, 2012 at 09:20 PM
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I do think they have a new email subscription for Quilts More just in case you are interested in that.
Posted by: Joanna | April 19, 2012 at 10:35 PM
This could not be sweeter! I love that it's made only with those few items, which many of us already have on hand, just waiting for a project like this one.
Posted by: Amy DeCesare | April 20, 2012 at 05:34 AM
This is so cute! I go to my LQS tomorrow to work on a project using California Girl and can hardly wait. Love this line.
Posted by: Marianne | April 20, 2012 at 05:40 AM
Very sweet! I love the size for, like you said, quilting practice. I LOVE CALIFORNIA GIRL!
Posted by: Jennifer | April 20, 2012 at 05:53 AM
Love it!!! I am ordering the kit before it sells out. :) Thanks for sharing! I'm glad to see a beginner project on your blog!
Posted by: Shannon Wallace | April 20, 2012 at 06:04 AM
I love this quilt ! is the quilting custom or a pantograph??
Posted by: jeanne | April 20, 2012 at 08:47 AM
I just wish the good people at Quilts & More would offer it as a subscription! Love the table topper!
Posted by: Miss Jean | April 20, 2012 at 09:01 AM
Adorable, and I love the binding too!
Posted by: Robbienae | April 20, 2012 at 10:30 AM
What a good idea. I'm thinking of modifying it to suit the tiny humidicrib quilts given to premature babies in hospital.
Posted by: Carla | April 20, 2012 at 06:05 PM
So typically cute :)
Posted by: Mary Kay | April 20, 2012 at 07:58 PM
YUMMY! so so cute!
Posted by: janita | April 20, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Joanna, I truly love it, just looks like summer. That brightened up my day, since I have to work today! I'll take a lunch hour break and run get the magazine and get started tonight. Thanks so much for the nice preview. I LOVE the California Girl fabric.
Posted by: B Trojcak | April 21, 2012 at 09:13 AM
Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Carla submitted a comment on Quilts More: Scrap Lab
What a great idea! If you do that and take it to the NICU, please take a picture. Would love to see it!
Thanks for your kindness,
Posted by: Joanna | April 21, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] B Trojcak submitted a comment on Quilts More: Scrap Lab
Thanks so much!! I am so glad to give you a fun little break from your work day. Hope you are able to find the magazine!
Posted by: Joanna | April 21, 2012 at 07:38 PM
Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] pam submitted a comment on Quilts More: Scrap Lab
You are too cute and perhaps its time to have you back in that living room for some sewing soon :-)!!
Posted by: Joanna | April 21, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Shannon Wallace submitted a comment on Quilts More: Scrap Lab
So glad you are excited about this project. It is a great one for beginners!
Posted by: Joanna | April 23, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Re: TypePad: [Fresh Figs] Miss Jean submitted a comment on Quilts More: Scrap Lab
I think that Quilts More is offered as a digital subscription now.
Posted by: Joanna | April 23, 2012 at 11:25 PM
I clicked on your link and could not find the kit :( I have bought from you before and it does not say sold out either... (?)
Posted by: Viviana | April 27, 2012 at 10:32 AM