boy scout project – row by row + giveaway

hello Monday!

boy scout project update
today I thought I would return to my boy scout project and give you an update…

boy scout quilt
I knew I wanted to use this cool constellation neckerchief for the center…
one GREAT tip I received from my long-arm quilter was to use woven fusible interfacing for the neckerchiefs to give them more body…
oh my goodness, this was the BEST advice!
they lay so nicely and are a dream to work with!

boy scout project
since my brother-in-law wants this as large as I can, I will be adding borders of the Kona after each round…

boy scout project
here you can see that I have patches sewn together with a neckerchief at the end of the row…

boy scout project
I also began to experiment with using patches with the same size, but different backgrounds in each round…

boy scout project
I also decided to pull apart a sash with a red embroidered arrow and added it to one row…
I am looking forward to building on this…
I really think it is going to look pretty awesome once it is finished…don’t you??

giveaway
and the fabric scrap giveaway for today…
spy something fun??
leave me a comment to enter…
I will announce a winner on Friday…

Happy Sewing!

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15 Responses to boy scout project – row by row + giveaway

  1. Lisa Marie June 18, 2018 at 5:00 am #

    Oh yes, this boy scout quilt will be fabulous. What a great way to display the badges and preserve the memories.

  2. Anita Jackson June 18, 2018 at 7:55 am #

    That is so nice to create such a sentimental project for your brother in law! I have lots of those patches and such from my son’s childhood. What a great idea!

  3. Rita Long June 18, 2018 at 8:57 am #

    Wow the scout quilt is really coming together great.

  4. Lori Smanski June 18, 2018 at 9:28 am #

    oh my goodness, i love how this quilt is building upon itself. you are doing a fantastic job. I look forward to seeing this come together. thanks for passing on the tip with the handkerchief.

  5. Janna June 18, 2018 at 10:24 am #

    Love the quilt! I’m really enjoying watching this process!

  6. Beth T. June 18, 2018 at 10:28 am #

    Your boy scout project looks great. I love the way you are including blue-backgrounds in the rounds with more neutral backgrounds. Really adds a spark!

    Nice scraps–especially the red pluses and blue wisps. I’m feeling summery today. 🙂

  7. Quilting Tangent June 18, 2018 at 10:42 am #

    Boyscout quilt looks great, make it big and wam. You will make your brother-in- law real happy.

  8. Shirley Clark June 18, 2018 at 11:59 am #

    I think your would tackle anything! It’s looking great! I always spy something fun in your scraps.

  9. Patty June 18, 2018 at 1:11 pm #

    The scarves look amazing! Good advice from the long-armer as well. Those are the cutest pear scraps ever!! Happy Monday.

  10. Elizabeth Porter June 18, 2018 at 3:41 pm #

    I see some blue scraps in the pile.

  11. Shirley Elliott June 18, 2018 at 3:48 pm #

    Your boy scout project is evolving just beautifully! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway.

  12. Julie Struble June 18, 2018 at 10:10 pm #

    Just LOVING the progression of this. Looks so great with the badges around the Neckerchief!

  13. Carol DeLater June 19, 2018 at 6:32 am #

    The Boy Scout piece looks great. Thanks for mentioning the using interfacing with kerchiefs. I sometimes pick them up when one catches my eye. I save my scraps and recently found such an excellent inspiration for piecing them into quilt blocks. the improvisation appeals to me. Thanks for blogging. I sure enjoy visiting here.
    xx, Carol

  14. Grammy Judy June 19, 2018 at 9:18 am #

    All scraps are fun, especially when they are from someone else’s stash and not what you have previously used and perhaps are tired of looking at. I love when I go to a local guild quilt show and they have boxes of scraps for sale, so much fun to see what you can find and then so much fun to continue when you start using the odd shape scraps.

  15. Nicole Sender June 21, 2018 at 11:31 pm #

    Love the constellation neckerchief for the center. So cool!

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