Sunset Tiles Quilt and Scraps, Inc.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Happy Friday! Today I have a fun quilt to chat about today! Last year about this time, I was invited to contribute a quilt to a book on scrap quilting being put together by Lucky Spool Media, called Scraps, Inc. To be honest, I had sort of come to a point where I was swearing off contributing to books. I have done a decent number with a variety of publishers, and was ready to focus on other things. But, this one was a little too intriguing to pass up! The lineup of designers that they pulled together and their alternative approach to contributor books convinced me.
Not only did I feel my time would be valued, we were able to be involved in some behind the scenes decisions. As a group we were able to vote on a cover, and even had input on what to do on the promotional side. It was a really cool experience, and definitely different from other books I've contributed to. We turned in our quilts and instructions in March/April, and the book was published this month! The resulting book is beautifully designed and filled with great quilts. There are many I want to make!
My quilt in the book is called Sunset Tiles! The design was inspired by a set of sheets I saw at Target a couple years ago. I sketched it up in Illustrator and had saved it for a rainy day. It seemed like the perfect fit for a scrap quilt. For the colors, I used this photo as a starting point, adding in some teal and black for a little extra pop.
I had so much fun making this quilt. I haven't made a scrap quilt in ages, and it really felt like some of the work I used to do. Between sewing with new fabric lines, making projects for publications and creating for new quilt patterns, my work has changed over the years. I'm not sure if it's better or worse, but it's just different. I suppose I have adapted as the work as evolved.
Anyways, there are tons of different fabrics in this quilt, and I love the memories that pop up when I see different prints. I think that's my favorite thing about scrappy quilts!
I wanted the quilting to be pretty minimal for this quilt since there is already a lot going on print wise, so I quilted it with my traditional loopy meander. It kind of disappears into the quilt, which is exactly what I was going for. It's bound up in a favorite Nordika print.
I think this book would make a great holiday gift for your favorite quilter (or yourself)! Plus, from now until 12/1 you can receive 30% off the list price ($26.95) with code "SCRAPS30"! Click here to purchase!
For more on Scraps, Inc, as well as some inside shots of the book, visit the Lucky Spool Media website.