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!
Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation, Sew Fresh Quilts, Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Pretty Bobbins, Freshly Pieced, TGIFF, Richard and Tanya Quilts, Scrap Basket Sunday, Fort Worth Fabric Studio and Sew Can She.