Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Vintage Shirting Scrap Lab - Day 3

Barbara J. Eikmeier's Vintage Shirting & Dress Prints 1880-1910 collection was recently used in the Scrap Lab feature of Quilts and More magazine. 

If you're not familiar with Scrap Lab, here's how it works: Three designers receive a specific set of materials (in this case, forty-two 5" squares of the Vintage Shirting & Dress Prints collection) and are challenged to make something using these fabrics. We'll be sharing all three projects here, as well as insight from the designers about what they created. Grab a copy of Quilts and More (winter 2015) issue to find directions for the projects. 

The third Scrap lab designer is Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Co.

Sherri used the 5" squares to create a mini quilt.
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Copyright 2015."

Q. How did you choose your palette for this mini quilt?
Sherri: I was thinking of how the weather looks here in Minnesota during the winter so I chose colors that reminded me of that.

Q. What made you decide to make a mini quilt?
Sherri: I LOVE mini quilts and thought it would be fun to make one for the winter with the beautiful blue/cream fabric.

Q. Tell us about the block you chose.
Sherri: I wanted to make small blocks that look like snowflakes and this is a fun to sew block that looks like falling snow to me.

Q. Do you have a favorite print or prints from the collection?
Sherri: I love the shade of blues. They flow so nicely together and remind me of a light falling snow in the night.

Q. What do you like best about your finished project? 
Sherri: I love the size. It's small and cute. Perfect to hang on a hanger and display on the fireplace or to use as a candle mat or trivet.

Q. Any other color combination ideas?

Sherri: I think it would great in a red/white combo or even red/white/blue to look like fireworks in the summer.

See more Scrap Lab projects featuring the Vintage Shirting and Dress Prints collection!
Learn more about Barb Eikmeier's tote bag here.
Learn about Monique Dillard's table topper here.

See the entire Vintage Shirting and Dress Prints collection here.
Visit Sherri's website here.
Find Quilts and More magazine here.