Saturday, August 24, 2013

Magic closet time

Today I am going to show you the latest donation from Diane L.  This makes about the third donation from Diane's magic closet.  

You know the one, she goes to the closet and there is a never ending supply of quilt tops waiting to be quilted and find a home.

Now don't get me wrong, Diane finishes A LOT of quilts, but she also pieces very she always has a supply of tops in that closet.  

Diane also rescues quilt tops from places where they are not appreciated.  You know the places, a garage sale, a flea market or worst of all a person that inherited a top and doesn't appreciate it. Once rescued they are placed in that magic closet.

Anyway lets take a look at the two tops she sent.

What can I say except that I am loving scrap quilts! It is absolutely beautiful.  I have to admit that I look at this quilt top and see if I could recreate it with my scraps.  Now I could probably figure out how to do it with half square triangles....but that isn't how Diane made this one but I might give it a try.

I think Diane called this one kaleidoscope.  I call it brave!  I don't think I would ever try this pattern. But Diane has talent that I don't have... and she is so generous!

I love how anything goes in this quilt.  Many of the blocks have set fabric placement within the block....but many of the blocks Diane made, two or three of the triangles are of different fabric.

I can't wait to quilt these two tops.  Both are at least twin size and will be donated to the center when completed.  When I get back to piecing these are the types of quilts I hope to be making, scrap quilts in many patterns.  If you have any patterns that you love, make sure to let me know so I can put them on my list.

Thank you again Diane for your generosity.  


  1. Diane does some beautiful scrap quilts. I can't do it...I try, but mine don't end up pretty like hers!

  2. I LOVE both of her scrappy quilts! That Diane is an amazing ball of energy...and TALENT! :)