I have been giving the first Scrap-A-Palooza quilt of 2015 a lot of thought. I wanted to do something bright and very different from anything I have done in the past. I also wanted to come up with an idea that could be used with "crumbs" (tiny odd shaped scraps) if someone had some they wanted to sew up this month.
I thought this month we would make some colorful fabric slabs and play around with a very modern layout. And because it is always so gray this time of year in the Pacific Northwest, I want to use some fun, bright colors.
This quilt is probably going to have quite a bit of solid background, and because I have lots of white and ash gray, I wanted colors that would work well with both. I was instantly drawn to turquoise and the limey green. I also pulled some lemon yellows to add a small bit of interest to some of the blocks (I couldn't help myself).
I don't usually keep any scraps that are smaller than a 2.5" square but this quilt will work with any shape or size of scrap.
I will be back Sunday the 11th (which is the next Oh Scrap! link up by the way) to share how I make my slab or crazy blocks. I hope you find some time to pull some scraps and sew along.
I made a rough draft of the quilt I hope to make. You can see I don't get real fancy or detailed with my sketches - it is really just something to get me started. Depending on the number of colors and the size blocks you make, your quilt might look very different.
Feel free to sketch up some ideas of your own.
I'm off to sew!
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