Friday, September 4, 2015

Another Scrap-A-Palooza Mashup

Recently, while putting away some fabric, I came across some really old chunks of fabric that really needed to be made into something.  Not having a lot of time, I wanted to make something quick and I thought the primary colors would be great for a kid's quilt.

So I scanned through my previous Scrap-A-Palooza quilts for inspiration and thought I would combine the blocks from my ZigZag quilt and assemble it using the Horizontal Bar or the Brick Quilt.




So I grabbed these precut black and white 2 1/2" squares from my storage container...




...and made this cute little quilt! 




I cut the rectangles at 4.5" x 8.5" and sewed them to the pieced black and white fabrics.  It was super fast to sew up.  Not too bad from a bunch of unloved fabrics.



 The blue bandanna fabric I had in my stash worked perfectly for the backing.  And because my piecing wasn't perfect on this one, I went with a serpentine stitch for the quilting, which helps to hide those imperfections.

 In no time at all, this quilt is ready for a new home!


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This quilt will be my second one being linked up with Quilts in the Queue for the 100 Quilts for Kids event.  A local organization called Bags of Love is getting a big stack of quilts from me this year!
There is still time for you to make a quilt for the event.  Need ideas?  There are lots in the Scrap-A-Palooza Quilt Gallery.  Just grab your scraps and pick a project.  They are all fast and easy!
 
 
 



 
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22 comments:

tubakk said...

This one came out as a beautiful quilt. So great to do something quickly.

Jean said...

A beautiful little quilt. Thanks for the ideas and the dimensions of the blocks and quilt. I need more time to sew.

Vicki in MN said...

Not bad at all, I really like it, I'll have to file this idea away for my own donation quilts! Yes we all just need to find that magic button to push for getting more time!!

Jasmine said...

What a great way to use up fabric and make something darling for a child. Love it!

KMSC said...

This is a great pattern! I love the simplicity of it and the use of stash fabrics.

Ruth said...

I do like the idea of using black and white more - really like the simplicity of this!

Katherine said...

Bravo! Clever and quick - I admire that. ;o) Makes a lovely quilt that is certain to be loved and appreciated.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Great quilt. It's bright and cheery.

em's scrapbag said...

A great boy quilt! Good job finding a good home for those scraps.

Carie said...

Oh isn't it great! It reminds me of Lego with the bumps on each brick and it's the right colours too !!

Stephie said...

That is a fun quilt! I really love the red/yellow blocks on either side - little things and all that!

Linda Rush said...

What a fantastic idea! I have many unloved fabrics and this gives me hope for their future - lol!

Mystic Quilter said...

A great little quilt and easy peasy to make from what you say - I am sure I "may" have a pieces hanging around which I could use to rustle one up!

Pamela Arbour said...

I really like how that turned out. You really made something from nothing (kinda of)

Malinda said...

I'm always looking for a way to use what I have. This is a great use of your stash and a really happy combination!

Kathy S. said...

Gorgeous colors in this quilt. Congrats on a sweet finish.

Helen in the UK said...

Oh I love it when unloved fabric gets a chance to come out of the stash and be turned into a quilty hug. You've done a super job on this one and it is both boy and girl friendly. Brilliant :)

Michele said...

That really looks great together.

Jayne said...

I have never seen anyone crank out quilts like you do!! I'm convinced you never ever sleep...this is a sweet little quilt!

Barb N said...

Great way to bring all those fabrics together. It will put a smile on someone's face for certain!

Texas JennyWren said...

I LOVE this idea of putting the black and white squares with the color rectangles. What a great looking quilt. TFS

Lara B. said...

You are so great Cyndy at making wonderful quilts from fabrics you aren't that excited about. This quilt looks like something a NASCAR enthusiast would flip over!