Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Scrap-A-Palooza! Quilt #15 Part Three

It always feels so good when a project comes together quickly!



In my last post on this month's Scrap-A-Palooza quilt, I shared the rainbow blocks I made.  These 9 patches will make 9" blocks so they are big and bold!


This week, I played with them on my design wall.










First, there was this layout...

I placed the blocks randomly.


















And then this one...

I set the colors diagonally across the quilt.















But I finally settled on this layout.  I really like the look of the colors set in a column!












Once I had the layout, it was hardly any effort at all to add a 1.5" sashing between the blocks and put a 3.5" border around the whole top!  I went with Kona Snow - probably becasue it was sitting there on the corner of my ironing board!  

I love the big 9" blocks of color I added in place of some of the 9 patches.




 And because it has started raining here and will continue for days, I had to use this photo of the quilt top on my kitchen floor.  There will be no outdoor photos for a while!

Now to dig around for a backing.  I am sure there are going to be lots of options as this fun quilt has so many colors.





And as I was putting away my scraps, I noticed I didn't have to squish down the fabric to get the drawers to close...Now that is progress!





Hope to have this one quilted by the end of the month!

 

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19 comments:

Vera said...

Neat. Those columns are my fav too. I'm not a random girl :) Pretty!

Lynn White said...

Oh I love rainbow colours and the final lay out is just wonderful. Will be great to see how you quilt it too.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I love the column layout! A bright and happy looking quilt top :)
P.s do you know your word verification is on?

Vicki in MN said...

Another great use of scraps!! I gotta get busy, LOL Thank you for sharing so much with us! I always look forward to your posts.

treadlemusic said...

Your stash certainly produced an awesome quilt!!!! I've noticed that my fabrics aren't quite as diverse and lean towards blues and greens and burgundy......definitely lacking in yellows and oranges! Maybe an excuse/reason to go shopping!?! LOL!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Wow, that is awesome progress if you aren't having to really press fabric into drawers anymore! I agree that the columns of color is a wonderful layout for this top.

lalaluu said...

You've got me wanting to try this! And I've got lots on my plate already. Maybe I'll do this someday!

Ruth said...

The column layout is different, feels more weighty in a good way if you know what i mean?

Shannon said...

I love your blocks! I had to stare at your layouts for a while. I like both of the last 2. It would be hard to choose one!

Jasmine said...

I really like the layout you chose. It really emphasizes the rainbow effect. :)

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

I'm definitely on board with the lay-out you chose. Still tempted to drive into my scrap bins!

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

I like how you paired the occasional solid block with the nine patches. Well done!

PaulaB quilts said...

Truly a terrific scrap quilt, love the layout. Having the whole cloth blocks on the diagonal is a nice touch.

SewPsyched! said...

I just adore these big nine patches!! I MUST find time to make a quilt from some! XO!

JanineMarie said...

I like your columns. I usually like random, but in this case, the other layouts were just a little frenetic for me. This is still energetic, but gives your eyes a place to rest, too.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You know rainbow patterns are my favorite! I love this quilt, and you're inspiring me to start something new! But I'd better go into my quilt room and work on the WiPs I already have! Just in case, though - what size are the individual squares that make up the nine patches? Lol!

DianeLoves2Quilt said...

I like the column layout best, too. The solid non-patchwork blocks are really set off well in that format and not so much in your first alternatives. I am still working on my Simple GIfts quilt and oddly enough I found columns better than random, It is both bemusing and comforting to see the same thought design process evolve independently. I am dutifully ploughing through my pre-purchase quilt kits so I can do some scrap quilts. Your stuff is so inspiring. And of course I just love, love, love the colors!

the zen quilter said...

Super eye catching and an amazing way to use up scraps!

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

I'm like you and like to have order structure. I'm not very good at random. I just fiddle with them until they are really quite structured after all. I"m sure it's going to be lovely when it's finished. Thank you for linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday.

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