I cannot believe we are already finishing up our third quilt in the Scrap-A-Palooza scrap series! My how time flies when you are having fun! I can actually say I am finally seeing the tiniest of dent in my scraps...now that is something to celebrate!
If you are ready to sew up some of your scraps, all of the quilts from the series can be viewed in the Scrap-A-Palooza quilt gallery tab above. Not only can you see the quilt I made but I love to share what others have done. There is all sorts of inspiration!
A review of the steps so far on this quilt...
In Part One, we narrowed our colorways and pulled our scraps.
My full color bins inspired my fabric choices on this one!
We also spent the first week cutting our strings to length.
Part Two had us sewing our strips, squaring up our blocks and sewing a sashing strip to each side
Last week in Part Three, we put our blocks up on the design wall and picked a layout. After some easy piecing, the top was completed.
And as always, we talked about some possible quilting ideas.
I decided to go with a more random layout.
This quilt is great for using up those bright colored strings. It goes together so quickly and easily!
I did take the easy way out on the quilting of this one. I just used a playful "Popcorn" pantograph. I knew I was going to be quilting this one up in the wee hours of the morning so I went with something that didn't require a lot of thinking.
And you need to wear your sunglasses to view the back!
I knew this older floral fabric would find a home eventually.
And now for a few statistics:
Small Lap Quilt
Size: 40 x 50"
Fabric: Various width strings from the scrap bin
Total Pieces: approximately 100 strings
Total Blocks: 20 10" blocks (including sashing)
Sashing Fabric Used: approx 1/2 yard
And some other photos to share using this pattern:
Alycia is working on her final layout. She has named her quilt 'Sticks'. I think this one has a very patriotic feel to it. You can see her other layout options on her blog.
And Barb over at Mountain Quiltworks just finished up this fresh looking quilt! Rather than choose a specific color for each block, she went with a more scrappy look.
All those lovely pastels, just in time for Easter!!
One of my layouts for this pattern has inspired the project for April. We will be working with just two colors and a background fabric. Hope you check back to see what I have up my sleeve.
Why Scrap-A-Palooza? Because Quilting is more fun than Housework!
And in case you missed it, I am hosting a giveaway for my readers! Hop on over here to enter!
This quilt is one of the NewFOs I had on my 2014 Bloom Project list at Joanie's Trendy Quilts so we can check the March Scrap quilt off the list!.
I will also be linking up with TGIFF, Richard and Tanya Quilts, Crazy Mom Quilts, Scrap Basket Sunday, Sew Can She, My Quilt Infatuation and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.
If you are sewing along, don't forget to link your Scrap-A-Palooza quilt over at FairyFace Designs for Sarah's Put Your Scraps To Work series.