Normally my Scrap-A-Palooza quilts are quick and easy but this time I wanted to show that scraps can be used to create a very organized and planned quilt. Like when pulling fabric off a shelf, scraps can be carefully selected too.
When I started this quilt, I knew two things: 1) my blue, green and purple scrap bins were over-flowing and needed some attention and 2) I wanted the quilt to be a sampler of 12" blocks. And to add a bit of challenge, I wanted each block to form an X of some kind and everything for the quilt top had to come from a scrap bin.
I started with the center block of the quilt and framed it with four very defined X blocks.
The next post showed the progress I had made on the quilt top. I made blocks from my teal scraps and was back to more chain blocks in blues and purples. My goal is to have every block different. And as you can see, I am having a good ole time playing with color.
Some purple blocks were made next. Like the teal blocks earlier, I wanted these blocks to have some "beefiness" to them to balance with the thinner chain blocks.
And finally, I finished the top with four green blocks that pulled the color from the center block. Every bit of this came from a scrap bin - even the background is low volume bits.
This week, I found some time to quilt it up. I quilted it with a maze design in a white thread.
And in the very bottom drawer, I found an ancient batik fabric to use for the backing.
Woo Hoo, happy it is gone!
I really enjoyed putting this sampler quilt together. It just shows you another way to sew up those great scraps hiding in your sewing room!
If you want to see more of my Scrap-A-Palooza Quilts, you can view them all on the gallery page. If you have scraps, it is a great place to start for some inspiration!
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