It is the start of a new month so that means another scrap quilt!
Yep! It is time to get on my party hat and start another Scrap-A-Palooza quilt.
The inspiration for this quilt came about as I was writing my post for Part Three of last month's quilt. As I was showing some possible layouts for the Color Block quilt, we discussed possibly setting up the blocks to appear to be weaving in and out of each other. (I also shared you this quilt that I had done a number of years ago.)
Well, this got me thinking about a stack of cut squares that have been living on my coffee table for a really long time.
I had cut these 4 1/2" squares for a quilt I have been meaning to make but I now want to make in different fabrics. These squares were cut from leftover fabrics from a couple of previous quilts and I have been wanting to find them a home.
The thought of weaving colors and the need to get these fabrics out of my livingroom gave me an idea. So...
My vision for this month's quilt is to make a simple patchwork quilt where two colors are woven together.
If you haven't saved your scraps for long, this project might be a bit difficult to make. You need to pick two colors with a lot of contrast to them and have enough scraps of each color to cut enough blocks to make a quilt.
I went with 4 1/2" squares as that is the size I already had cut. You can certainly adjust the size but I would not go too much smaller. We will be adding a background color like the quilt at the top of the post. I will be going with white again as I have a nice stock of it in my stash.
How many squares should you cut? That will depend on how big of a quilt you want. Once you know what size you will be cutting your squares, figure out a width and length that is divisible by the finished size of that square (Note: it will need to be an odd number). My finished size is 4" and I want about a 50" square quilt. 13 rows by 13 columns will get me to a 52" quilt.
Now just multiply your number of rows times the number of columns and divide by three. That is about the number of squares you will need of for each color.
So for a quilt like mine, you will need about 57 squares of each color.