Modern Quilting Means Less Cut and Piece

Ok, maybe most of you will disagree with me on this, but sometimes it is a waste to cut up a big beautiful piece of fabric just to sew it back together again. I know back in the day pioneer women cut up old clothes and grain sacks and used the best pieces for quilts. I think that’s still a great way to reuse your scraps and worn clothes. But what about the new yard and half you couldn’t resist from the quilt shop? Why not make it into a whole cloth quilt blanket?

Here are 2 of my “couldn’t bear to cut up the fabric” quilts:

 The flying geese and the trees have such a wide open field feel to them, who would want to interrupt their flight?

 This fabric from Alexander Henry reminds me of a Mexican horse blanket. It had to stay in one piece!

These are simple 3 layer whole cloth quilts with embroidery floss ties keeping the quilt together. It is so enjoyable to make these quilts. Peaceful, too.


3 thoughts on “Modern Quilting Means Less Cut and Piece

  1. quilterliz November 23, 2012 / 3:16 pm

    G'day Jamie. I couldn't agree more. I have some beautiful fabrics here that I just can't bring myself to cut up. I love the flying geese fabric, it's gorgeous and yes, the other one is very Mexican, isn't it? Just beautiful colours. Thanks for your comment about my new front garden and the roses. It will be a work in progress. I have so many ideas, but only limited room to make them happen. Which is probably not a bad thing in reality. Take care. Liz…

  2. quilterliz December 20, 2012 / 4:21 am

    G'day Dear Jamie. Merry Christmas my friend. I hope it is a great one for you and that the New Year is a safe and happy one for you and your family. I look forward to seeing many more gorgeous quilts from you in 2013. Maybe I will get my act into gear and start doing some of the projects that I have here!!! I'm off to France in just under 4 weeks. Yippee. Oh, la, la… Talk soon Jamie. Take care. Liz…xx

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