Friday, March 17, 2017

Scrap-A-Palooza - A finish





I love it when a scrap quilt goes together fast and easy!
That is what Scrap-A-Palooza quilts are all about.




This quilt started with some incorrectly cut strips of blue solid.  They were sitting on the corner of my cutting mat and I thought they could be used to make a fun scrap quilt.  In no time at all I was strip sewing some fabrics together.




Once I had all the pieces sewn, it was time to pick a layout. 



And here is my finished quilt!
I decided to alternate the color fade and really like how it turned out.



It was a wonderful scrap burner.  A little bit of everything went into the mix.  As you can see, some of the blue solids are not the same color either.  I used my miscuts and added in some other blues from my scrap bin.



I found a blue print for the backing in my stash and quilted it with some simple irregularly spaced horizontal lines.



As I was sewing up this quilt, I thought of some other layouts for these same pieces.  So of course I had to start another quilt.  I hope to share that finish hopefully next week!


Happy St Patrick's Day and have a wonderful weekend!



22 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

LOL, you just had to start another quilt!! I love the mix of all the different prints of blues-perfect combo and I can see that it used up a lot of scraps-good work my friend!

Rachel said...

Very pretty! I like how the gradient alternates!

Cathy said...

I love this quilt. The quilting is perfect. Hugs

Robby H. said...

This is gorgeous. A really beautiful 'something out of nothing'. It might have been almost impossible to create such a rich color display if you'd had to go buy all the fabrics.

Jayne said...

You did it again!! I love this layout and the fading on the sides. Congrats...you have a way that always surprises me!

Linda Swanekamp said...

This is my type of quilt! It looks gorgeous! Scraps, here I come!

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

The last comment of starting another quilt just cracked me up. I do the same thing! mary in Az

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

This quilt is evidence that scrappy quilts are the best kind! All the different prints you used make it so interesting to look at! I love how you laid it out, too. That is a beautiful finish, Cyndy!

Jasmine said...

I absolutely love it! What a great use of the scraps and a mistake. The alternating rows look even better once quilted. Great job!

Barb Neiwert said...

Score! And I'm smiling because you thought up yet another scrap quilt, and you put the idea to work right away. That's what gets quilts made. Loving it!

Kat said...

It looks great! I love the layout you chose.

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oh that looks wonderful - I love the ombre effect :)

Marianne said...

I love it! I did something similar with a large gallon bag of low volume scraps I had. I was determined to use every scrap in the bag. It only made a baby sized quilt but I love it so much, so far I ended up keeping it! I like yours with the insertions of dark blue.

Louise said...

Great finish! I didn't realize the blue strips were from mistaken cutting. It turned out to be such a pretty quilt, no one will ever know it was born of an "oops!" moment :)

Kate said...

Congrats on a fun finish. What a great way to use those miscut strips. You'd never know that this quilt came about from an error.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Hooray!! You chose my favorite layout. Congrats! on a FABULOUS finish!!!

Karen's Korner said...

What a great finish to come out of a mistake. Looking forward to seeing the next one.

Kristi said...

I just love the ombre colorwash in this one. Such a fun way to use up fabric! Your Scrap-a-Paloozas are also inspirational, I come up with a ton of ideas!

Celtic Thistle said...

What a great quilt you have produced from miscuts and scraps! No such thing as waste for a quilter :)

PegP said...

Love the color wash! Great scrappy quilt!

Ariane said...

This quilt is gorgeous!!! I love it!! Congrats on a wonderful finish!!

Danice said...

Oh I love this quilt. Those blues and the pattern are beautiful :)

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