Friday, February 12, 2016

Scrap-A-Palooza! Quilt #19 Finish

I am celebrating this Friday with a Scrap-A-Palooza finish!  And can I just say I love how this one turned out!

But before I show you the finished quilt, let's quickly go through the process.



This quilt was all bout cleaning up a bunch of odd shaped red and low volume scraps.  They weren't quite big enough to get a 2.5" square out of them but they seemed far too large to toss.




So I shared a quick tutorial on how I made these little improv blocks.  These 6" finished blocks were a perfect choice for sewing up all those odd shaped scraps.












This simple little block can be laid out in so many designs.  Everyone seemed to really love this wonky star layout.



But I chose this layout.  Once I sewed up all the blocks, I added a dark red solid inner border and then used up even more red scraps with a pieced border.



Here is a shot of the entire quilt.  The weather has not been cooperating much so I had to snap these just before it got dark.



 I was given a red and white gingham woven table cloth some time ago thinking it would be a fun backing.  I absolutely love it on this quilt!




Here is a close up of some of the quilting detail.  I densely quilted the blocks by doing matchstick quilting but changing the direct in each block.  I then just did some quick detail quilting in the borders.  I used a soft gray thread throughout the quilt.

I don't often get attached to quilts but I really do like this one.  I think I will hold onto it for a bit before I try to find it another home!

Happy Friday!

Linking Up:

Crazy Mom Quilts (Finish it up Friday)
A Quilted Passion 
She Can Quilt (Scraptastic Tuesday)

33 comments:

Libby in TN said...

Ah, the joys of blog-stalking! I was wondering what to do with a bunch of leftover Tri-Recs corners from the never-ending SMM, when I remembered what you were doing with your red pieces. Since my corners are all the same size the look will be more traditional unless I decided to wonky them up. Thanks for the inspiration!

Vicki in MN said...

You know I always love your scrappy quilts but I too really LOVE this one. So awesome to get basically a free quilt ;-) Perfect quilting for it too!

Chantal L. said...

This one turned out so lovely. When you showed us the different layouts, I have to admit I was not really impressed with it but now ... wow! Congrats on this beautiful finish. ;^)

Sandra Walker said...

Well who knew...I was sure you were going to do the first layout, kind of stars! I like the little bows effect too! You come up with the most ingenious blocks. That tablecloth is so perfect. The flower-type design in the border squares (where I see Tula Parisville ;-) did you freehand it? I really like it.

Jasmine said...

I love the layout you chose, it was my favorite. The red borders really add a lot. Thanks for the inspiration!

katyquilts.net said...

This is brilliant! I love it!

Shasta Matova said...

This is so beautiful. I love the different neutrals you have added here with the reds. And thank you for the information about the process as well.

em's scrapbag said...

This turned out awesome! A perfect Valentines quilt and just in time too.

Judy said...

What a great use of scraps! And such a striking quilt too. Love it.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

This turned out beautifully! I hadn't noticed before that this layout looks like butterflies! I was just telling my quilt group last night about using tiny leftover triangles to make blocks that look like butterflies. Before, I probably would have thrown those away, but not anymore!

Dolores said...

What a perfect finish for Valentine's Day - even if you didn't mean for it to be so.

Barbara Konkle said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the colors you picked and the backing is so perfect! I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's weekend! Oh and btw, I see your name on link up parties and I always have to go to it! Quilting IS more fun than housework! I am currently ignoring my house to look at pretty quilts!

Staci said...

Oh how I love this! What a beautiful way to use some scraps and turn them into something fantastic!

TheItinerantChemist said...

Ah, I liked that layout! It turned out great, I can see why you'd get fond of it. :)

Leanne Parsons said...

This is gorgeous! I love all the movement in the low-volume background, but that doesn't distract from the reds at all. Thanks for linking to TGIFF :)

Ivani said...

and then, you turned out with some odd shaped scraps into a gorgeous quilt. Very well done.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Great finish. It didn't take you long to get that pieced and finished.

Helen in the UK said...

Great job :)

ipatchandquilt said...

That is just a fabulous scrap quilt! I adore the layout you have chosen. Very cool!
Esther
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Michele said...

I really like it too. Nicely done.

Barb N said...

This is fantastic - exactly my colors! I'd keep it around, too.

Linda said...

What a great testimony to making lemonade out of lemons (your odd-shaped and low volume scraps). I love the way it turned out, and the border and backing are perfect. On the quilting, is it FMQ or walking foot, or are you a long arm quilter?

Lois said...

Fantastic - I find red a difficult colour but when you make little pieces the star of the show like this it's beautiful:))

Clare M said...

Absolutely yummy. Good choice on layout, it's nice to go different. Love the finishings and your quilting.

Nicky said...

I am not surprised you love it - it is gorgeous! I would love to try this out myself. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday!

Jennifer Fulton Inquiring Quilter said...

Truly lovely! Great scrap project.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Now that's a way to use up some scraps! The final quilt really looks pulled together and polished because of those borders. Isn't it interesting to play with designs once you have an interesting (but odd) block? I love the wonky stars but think you made a perfect decision.

brookquilt said...

Fantastic quilt. I love the low volume neutrals with the reds. Beautiful!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

This is a sweet palette for Valentine's or any day!

Muv said...

Totally gorgeous, Cynthia, and the red gingham backing is perfect.

Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!

Love, Muv

Vera said...

Looks great! This was probably my fav layout of them all :) Minimalist and modern to me :)

knitnkwilt said...

I really like the crumb background, the irregularity balanced by the repeat red triangles! Visiting from Val's today, but I've seen it on my feed too. I skimmed comments--I think I just liked it silently the last time.

Valerie Reynolds said...

I missed this one! So glad you rejuvinated it as I like your use of crumbs for the background.

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