Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Scrap-A-Palooza! Quilt #13 Part One

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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8 comments:

Sarah Goer said...

Love these fabrics. I'm looking forward to your post on Sunday!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Great fabric pull - I look forward to seeing what you do with them on Sunday! :)

Kathy S. said...

Great colors for this time of year. I've marked my calendar for the 11th to see what you do with them! I have TONS of mini scraps like that!

Lorna McMahon said...

Lovely piles of colour for this new quilt, Cynthia. I think the yellow will add just the right amount of contrast to those gorgeous blues and greens!

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

That pic of your coloured scraps drew me over from Let's Bee Social. Yum! Can't wait to see how it comes together!

Scooquilt said...

Your colors are beautiful! Definitely good for gray days. I'm working with scraps, too- strings.

JanineMarie said...

Yummy colors! And your plan has me intrigued. I'll definitely be back to see it develop.

Michele said...

I like your color choices and it will be fun to see what you do with them.