The temperatures are finally cooling down here in the Pacific Northwest and we finally had some rain! Oh how I missed the rain!!
I am so delighted I chose to make a 16-patch for this month's Scrap-A-Palooza quilt. Some people see Fall as a time to get out their sweaters and wellies, but for me, it sends a signal to my brain that I need a quilt to snuggle under. And a scrappy patchwork quilt like this 16-patch starts the season off perfectly!
I found it interesting that I used this same process last fall to make three quilts. Here is a shot of the blocks getting put up on my design wall as they were sewn.
In Part One of this quilt, I shared how I seperate my leftover bindings and other 2 1/2" strips in a tub under my cutting table. The bin was over flowing so that was the inspiration for this month's quilt.
In Part Two, I shared a quick tutorial on how I sew up these blocks.
In Part Three, the blocks were finished up and a top was completed. I also shared the process I use for balancing out colors when laying out a quilt.
Today, I am sharing the finished quilt!
And I even had some older fabric pieces I was able to use for the backing and the binding.
And now for a few statistics:
Size: 48 x 56"
Fabric: Leftover 2.5" binding strips. Each block has one print and one solid fabric
Total Pieces: Need 84 2.5" strips at least 21" long (makes 42 blocks)
Here is a photo of the 3 quilts I made last year. All of these quilts went to support kids and I have decided to throw this month's Scrap-A-Palooza quilt on the pile getting donated to Bags of Love as part of 100 Quilts for Kids again this year. The drive ends September 30th so get your quilts finished up and linked to Heather's blog at Quilts in the Queue.
Just a reminder, 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!
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