Thursday, January 15, 2015

From Pinterest to Reality

If you are like me, your Pinterest boards are packed with ideas and "to do" lists. If only I could figure out a way to inject more time into each day!  But here is an actual Pinterest idea that made its way to reality...
 I love scrap quilts, and I especially love the way the white diamond in this quilt frames all of the chaos and gives your eyes a place to rest. 

It all started with this quilt I found through Pinterest.

I fell in love with it immediately, AND it was named Potluck, AND I had 2 charm packs by the same name just sitting in my stash begging to be made into something lovely.  So, it had to be done.  Of course I had to add A LOT more fabric to make this quilt complete.  But, the charm packs were a great start.  Just look at all of the fun fabrics.... rulers, strawberries, cherries and chickens.  Squeal.
Since this was made with 5 inch squares it finished quite large, just the way I like it.  I measures approximately 85 x 95 inches right now.

Now I just have to figure out how to quilt it.  Hmmm....


  1. Love your fabrics and the quilt. I am not a fan of this kind of scrap quilt usually but The white diamond, as you said, gives the eye a place to rest and therefore I like it. May have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing.

  2. the diagonal tiling looks nice. But so would something with some round shapes to create a contrast. Like maybe a spiral, or the orange peel design. congrats on a "pinterest to reality" finish.

    1. I LOVE the idea of the orange peel design! Thanks!

  3. Your quilt looks great! And Well done for making something that inspired you - I'm always pinning and then never making the things I pin!

  4. I love a scrappy quilt and yours is so pretty. I like the white diamond too, it calms the quilt a bit. I have tons of pins too - one of these days I'll make something from those boards! :)

  5. I love the scrappiness of this quilt! I love getting inspiration from pinterest, I'm glad you were able to create something based on one of your pins!

  6. How great you were able to make something you have saved. I haven't gotten that far yet! It is quite lovely!

  7. Oh, it's beautiful!!! Pinterest WIN! I love pinterest, too!

  8. Love-Love- Love, scrappies---and this one is particularly lovely. You are absolutely right about the white--it also gives it somewhat of a pattern. It also triggers some new ideas to explore. Thank you for that and for sharing :)