Tuesday, April 17, 2018

It's a Flimsy! Salmagundi Road


 Salmagundi Road
89 x 89

It's a flimsy!


I did not know the block name but figured out from the photo how to make the blocks. 

Later Dot (aka abelian who is a no-reply blogger so I couldn't say thanks) left me a comment saying the block name according to Barbara Brackman's Encyclopedia #1911 is Buffalo Ridge by Nancy Cabot or Grandmother's Fancy.   #1912 is Buffalo Ridge or Country Roads - the only difference between #1911 and #1912 is whether or not the block sashing is the same size as the quilt sashing. 

Although I didn't use it I did find free block instructions at Quilter's Cache for a Country Road block if anyone is interested. 

Nann of With Strings Attached  had suggested to me at one time that a good name for one of my quilts might be Salmagundi.   (The definition? a general mixture; a miscellaneous collection).   And so Country Roads turned into Salmagundi Road as a name for my quilt. 

I used a lot of chunk scraps and men's shirts from the thrift store to make the quilt in warm colors. 

I first made 25 blocks with the intention of adding sashing wider than the 2.5 sashing within the block.  I couldn't find enough of any fabric I had on hand to use for the sashing so made 11 more blocks with the intention to go without sashing between blocks.  But then I decided I didn't like the blocks without sashing. 

I finally decided on a narrow dark brown (Kona Coffee, I think) sashing.  I didn't add it around the outside edges but I have enough Kona Coffee left for the binding. 

Getting this sashed and to flimsy stage was my April One Monthly Goal (OMG). so I will link up to the Elm Street Quilts OMG finishing party at the end of the month. 

19 comments:

cityquilter grace said...

perfect name....soo pretty and colorful...will be a delight on gray days...

Quilting Babcia said...

This is a great flimsy, and I think the decision to go with that narrow dark sashing and cornerstones is the perfect complement to the colorful quilt blocks.

Barb Neiwert said...

Oh, I love your thought process, "I wanted to do this, I couldn't find that, I decided to go with this, etc., etc." Spoken like a true quilter!! Lovely scrappy quilt, and the name is perfect, too.

gayle said...

This quilt is just such a joy to look at!

Louise said...

Gah! My lousy internet keeps eating my comments! Let me summarize: drool, drool, wow, wow, expressions of delight and admiration! :)

Janice Holton said...

So fun to see a scrappy quilt that evolved based on your stash and your likes and dislikes. It turned out so great!

Kathy's A Quilter said...

OMG, I am laughing hysterically when I read, you didn't have enough for a wide sashing, so you made 11 more blocks. That is exactly the way a quilt can morph from ho-hum to WOW! Outstanding, I am so glad I have subscribed to your blog so I can try to stay caught up to your awesome quilt super powers.

---"Love" said...

Here you have another big, beautiful quilt! Seems you do this every day! (Are you sure you are not going to Estate Sales and getting all those blocks already made so you just have to put them together?) JUST KIDDING, OF COURSE! So take no offense! I'm just amazed at how you get so many quilt tops together so quickly! Wish I could do that. ---"Love"

Havplenty said...

A really nice warm scrappy quilt. You are an amazing scrappy quilter. I enjoy looking at your creations.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

I have checked back a few times now to the original vintage quilt, and I can see why you were inspired to make it. I love your version of this scrappy quilt, lots to look at.

Mystic Quilter said...

Love the pattern, love the colours, and what a fantastic name!!

audrey said...

Such a fabulous quilt! I LOVE the sashing color and size. It really all turned out to be quite amazing. The colors of this quilt really speak to me. I may have to make one of these quilts after all!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

It is just spectacular!

Kaja said...

What a great version of the original quilt you have ended up with.

Lisa J. said...

This quilt is absolutely stunning.

lcscottage said...

I want to bring this quilt home! Love, love, love!

Patty said...

Spectacular! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

Brenda said...

Fabulous, fun scrappy quilt! Beautiful job!

Julianne said...

I ❤️❤️❤️ This quilt!