Sunday, August 16, 2015

Oh Scrap! : Scrap-A-Palooza Quilt #17 Part Three

The scraps have been flying lately in my sewing room!  As soon as I find some time to get some quilt tops quilted, I will have lots to share!

 



Today, I am just going to have to share my Scrap-A-Palooza quilt top with you.



Sorry about the poor lighting but I finished this one up really late Friday night.  I really quilted myself into a corner on this one.  Here's the story...


If you recall, last time I shared the progress on this quilt, I had decided to use my scraps and make this framed block.   It fit the criteria for using the scraps I wanted to sew up and it was kind of fun to piece.


In no time at all, I had 24 small blocks sewn up.  I decided to sew them together and make these giant 4 patch blocks.  After making a few and viewing them on the design wall, I really did not like how they looked when I placed them next to each other.




I started playing with them on my design wall and came up with this layout using 4 of the giant blocks and 4 half blocks.  I liked how it looked but when I tried to place small blocks in those open spaces, I wasn't happy with how it looked.


  

"Ah, a new design opportunity!"


I remembered in a bag somewhere in my sewing room I had some small strips of black and white fabric.  I was determined to find them and use them up.




So I gathered up the bits and pieces on my cutting board and put together these blocks to fill in the spaces.  I could live with how they looked!

Now for many of you, I am sure you started to question a few steps up how I was going to sew this top together.  For me, it wasn't until I placed my blocks on the design wall and went to sew up that first row.  

"Brilliant Cynthia!  You are going to get a lot of practice on partial seams tonight!"
What can I say, it was late....

I certainly hope I am not the only one that finds themselves asleep at the wheel and creates a ton more work for themselves!





As you can see from the first picture, I did get the top all finished and I even came across some sewn blocks that will fit nicely on the backing.



I hope to get it quilted up soon.  I am planning on finishing this one up as part of the 100 Quilts for Kids drive.  I have a few more I want to donate so I had better get crackin'!








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6 comments:

gayle said...

Well, at least the top was worth it! What would be worse is to go through all that effort and angst and then absolutely hate it. (Ask me how I know...)

Cathy said...

It ended up to be a pleasant use of scraps!

Sew Surprising said...

I love this, I have kept looking at it and keep seeing different angles and shapes, dont you love how scraps just meld into something with the wow factor :)

Vera said...

Interesting design. I especially like those that requires second look if they are 3D or not :))

Charlotta said...

Brilliant! Makes me want very much to dig back into my blacks and whites!

Ruth said...

I love how it turned out - so glad you improved a solution!