I have to say, I have really enjoyed working on my Scrap-A-Palooza offset log cabin quilt.
In Part One, I shared the cut sizes and a tutorial on how I sewed up the blocks. I have been wanting to play around with scrappy low volume backgrounds and this block worked out great for doing so.
I made a total of 24 blocks in 9 different colors in Part Two. These are also the 9 different colors I sort my scraps into so these blocks helped to lower the level of all of my scrap bins.
In Part Three, I shared some of the different layouts you can use with these blocks. I really love the visual curve these blocks have! So much fun to play with.
And here is my finished quilt! I just went with some simple fun circles.
For the quilting, I went with a freehand swirl and feather combination in a cream colored thread.
Thanks to the input from many of you, I put a light print I found in my stash on the back. For the binding, I went with a mustard yellow solid.
I will say I enjoyed experimenting with more of a scrappy background. I did learn that when you are using low volume prints in your backgrounds, you should use strong colors in your designs. In my quilt, I just tried to make the three circles that blended in more with the background a design element.
Um yeah.....I meant to do that! ;)
And now for a few quilt statistics:
Size: 54 x 63"
42 - 9" finished blocks
4 ea of 9 different colors
6 ea of all background fabric
Not sure what I will make for my next Scrap-A-Palooza quilt. I do have a number of leftover solids chunks from previous projects so I might try and do something with those. Thanks to quite a few rainbow scrap quilts and my scrap vortex work in process, my color bins look pretty good!
I thought I would never get to say that!!
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