Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Scrap-A-Palooza! Quilt #4 Finish (Part Three)

Here it is the last day of April so it is time to share the finished scrap quilt for this month.  This quilt was so quick and easy, I had a hard time restraining myself from making another one!
 

Before I share pictures, I want to remind everyone that links to this quilt and all the scrap quilts from previous months can be found on the Scrap-A-Palooza quilt gallery tab above.  If you have scraps, I am sure you will find lots of inspiration on how to use them!


In Part One, fabrics were chosen and cut. 


I used some squares I had cut for a project I had abandoned.  I was elated to finally get them off my cutting table and into a quilt.







The squares were laid out on a design wall in Part Two.  First stitched into rows then sewn into a finished top.















This top came together very quickly.  I will definitely be making more of these in the future.





It is now all quilted up and ready for use. 




I should have grabbed my picnic basket for this photo!




For the quilting, I just did some straight line quilting in the ribbons.  This really helped direct the eye to the woven effect.  In the backgrounds, I did a crazy fill I call "Bad Hair Day".


The result is a very fun and playful quilt!

And now for a few statistics:
Small Lap Quilt
Size: 52 x 52"
Fabric: Tone on Tone orange and gray fabrics (a few prints also contained white - which was the color used as the background).  Good contrast on fabrics is crucial so get the woven effect.
Total Pieces: 169 4.5"squares (60 gray, 60 orange, 49 white)
  Background Fabric Used: approx 3/4 yard


 
Sandra over at Musings of a Menopausal Melon is busily cutting her squares to start her quilt. These pinks and green are perfect for spring!
 
 
In the next coming weeks, I will be sharing some of my reader quilts.  I have finishes for the Horizontal Bar Quilt (#1) and the Ripple Quilt (#2).  Be sure and let me know if you have sewn along on any of these quilts - I would love to share them!


Curious what Quilt #4 will be?
  
 
Looks like I have to do something with my black and white 2.5" squares.  My storage container is full so it is time to make a quilt.

Why Scrap-A-Palooza?  Because Quilting is more fun than Housework!


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30 comments:

wombatquilts.com said...

I love how you have made a fabulous and complex looking quilt out of simple patchwork squares. Oh and do not get me started on the gorgeous colour choices you made...

Margaret said...

Oh, I do love the woven affect and the colours are wonderful. Can't wait to see what you make with the rest of the fabric!

Schulz Family said...

visiting from fairy face designs. This is a gorgeous quilt

Marsha Cooper said...

I like how the orange pops in your quilt.....and your blog title is correct....quilting is much more fun than housework!

Barb N said...

Great finish! On my Scrappy Journey, I did buy 5 plastic bins and I've started cutting up strips in 2.5, 3.5 and 1.5 inch widths and tossing them in these bins. No clue what I'll do with them, exactly. But it's nice to have a purpose for those narrow strips that end up after quilting and cutting. Hmmmm....what's up next month? Inquiring minds want to know.

A Quilter's Mission said...

Here from NTT! I absolutely love that orange/gray quilt. Beautiful work.

Anita said...

Love your finish! Great job quilting it too, it really does show off the bars :)

carol fun said...

Great looking quilt! Love the colors and the design -

Jessica Hadden said...

Love the orange and gray!

Lorna McMahon said...

Your designs are sew inspiring, Cynthia. Can't wait to see what you are doing with the black and white prints!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love this one! It's definitely going on my list! I'm getting ready to quilt my Horizontal Scrappy Bars this weekend. Looking forward to finishing it!

Sandra Walker said...

It looks fabulous on that luscious green lawn! I should have my top finished to show you tomorrow! And eeek! I've been featured on someone else's blog! ;-) Love that bad hair day quilting design too, so cute!

RobinSue said...

What a wonderful quilt - based on your instructions, simple to piece and a great way to use the squares i've been cutting from leftover fabric (there's always leftover fabric!)

Connie said...

Beautiful quilt Cynthia, love the woven look and can't wait to see what you do with the black and white!

Karin Jordan said...

Lovely quilt, Cynthia! I've been on an orange and blue kick lately, and this one really sings.

Jenny Bonynge said...

Just peeked in here...oh dear! Was too busy this past month to look...but now...this is a COOL quilt Cyndy!!! It will surely go on my "to do" list. Hmmm...gardening is calling me today...

chellesquilts said...

Hi! I found you over on Lily's Quilts. Nice to meet you! I have tons of scraps your scrap-a-palooza quilt looks like it's right up my alley for using them! Thanks for the lovely ideas. I'm going to be following you on bloglovin now. :)

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

I love the woven look of this quilt even though it's simple patchwork. Just awesome!

Thank you so much for partying at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Janine said...

This quilt is fab! I love the woven effect :)

Jo Jo said...

I've popped over from Lily's Quilts and have to say that I love your blog name. You have a new follower :) Love your quilt - this could be a must for me!

Cara said...

Love it! The woven effect is awesome. I like the "bad hair day" quilting as well.

Vera said...

Oh no, what a fabulous inspiration. I have an urge to add this to my to do list which is no good at the moment. Great color combo!

Shauna said...

love the orange and grey!!!! And the straight lines really do add to the woven feel!!

Terri Ann said...

That woven pattern is so neat! Your colors are great, I'm going to have to try to make a quilt like that with some of my scraps!

Suz J said...

This quilt is just so insanely clever... simple, scrappy, and perfect.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

I love the effect that you've created with he way you laid out the patches! And such a cool colour scheme (though I am biased as I have just finished a quilt with orange and grey in it too!) Great work!

Terri Faust said...

Everything about this quilt is very nice, simple but very effective.

Jo said...

Love the design and quilting of this quilt!

Elizabeth said...

Wow! I love this quilt! Everything about it is fantastic -- the colors, the fabrics, the design, the quilting (I'm going to have to try Bad Hair Day!), the simplicity. Wow. Just wow. You really nailed "less is more." Beautifully done, and thanks for linking up!

xo -E

Gamma's Sewing Room said...

This is perfect! I really love the woven look of some quilts but they were complicated compared to this. Thanks sew very much! This is definitely on my very large To Do List. I the quilting... NeatO

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