Thursday, March 5, 2015

Scraplicious Florabunda--Happy News!

Yesterday I received an email from Vicki at Machine Quilting Unlimited magazine, informing me that my quilt, Scraplicious Florabunda, is the March Quilt of the Month on their online extra page!
Truly made my day! 

Scraplicious Florabunda is one of my favorite quilts, not only because it's pretty to look at, but it was so spontaneously put together. So proud of how I used those weird scraps! Sorry, no pattern here!

I will say that this quilt now sports a tiny green, hand sewn, ribbon just inside the binding edge. I had entered this quilt into PIQF, and the judges comments where that the border was too big. I was mystified by the comment, wondering if there was some unwritten border proportion that I didn't follow.

So, I talked to Cathy Wiggins, who judged at Road2CA this year, and she suggested the pop of green at the edge to help. Not wanting to remove the binding (who would?), I contemplated how I was going to do that and decided on adding the green ribbon, sewn by hand so the stitches are barely visible.

And now the quilt looks even better!

Doesn't that look great? I think it helps tie it all together. Thanks, Cathy, for the suggestion. This quilt will go in one more local show, then it's on permanent display in my house.

So pull out those scraps, and start sewing!  Something unexpected and beautiful can arise.

Happy Quilting!


  1. Congrats! It does look better with just that extra pop of color! It's beautiful!

  2. The touch of the ribbon really does pull the quilt together, what a great suggestion! Congratulations on the feature, too. :)

  3. Congratulations! I love this quilt and your quilting on it! Simply beautiful. Although I don't agree that the border is "too wide" I do think it looks even lovelier with the little green "stop".


Thank you so much for just made my day!