I was cleaning out some photo files and realized I forgot to share my finished Scrap-A-Palooza one block quilt! I guess it went together so quickly it was almost like it didn't happen....
but it is really pretty so I will share it!
In part one, I explained the concept for this Scrap-A-Palooza design is to use just a single shape for cutting your scraps. It can be diamonds, triangles, hexagons - whatever specialty ruler you have around your cutting area.
I decided to use my AccuQuilt Tumbler die and cut up hundreds of 3.5" shapes from my green, blue and purple scraps.
In the second process post, I shared a few possible layouts. I did decide on a colorwash design and explained my process for laying out all the colors. In no time at all I had a finished quilt top to share.
It immediately got quilted up and bound. I REALLY love this quilt. One of my clients offered to buy it from me but I am just not ready to part with it yet.
It is hard to believe that it is just made from old scraps.
Placement of the colors was a fun little puzzle. I just kept moving them around and trying not to get too picky. I really wanted to find a home for all of the pieces I had cut.
With so much color on the front, I couldn't resist using some vibrant older stash for the backing. This quilt really does glow!
For the quilting, I did an allover swirl but I did change the thread colors. I think there were 5 or 6 color changes throughout the quilt. I didn't want the quilting to affect the colorwash effect.
...One more photo because I love it!
Now because this is a Scrap-A-Palooza post and I always like to share lots of other examples, if you don't want to use tumblers....
...here is a hexagon quilt I also recently finished. I had a bunch of leftover chunks of fabrics that I really wanted to use up. I used my Hex & More ruler and cut up some half hexies.
How fun is this little quilt!
And don't forget about triangles. Remember my Sassy quilt? Once again, this one was made from a bunch of leftover pieces from previous quilts.
One of the reasons I love these one block scrap quilts so much is they really are great scrap busters. Because there are no backgrounds, all of the fabric comes from the scrap bin.
Okay, and the other reason is because you can make some pretty darn cute scrap quilts!
A Quilted Passion
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