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!
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