Whenever I am making a Scrap-A-Palooza quilt, it seems that somewhere in the process, I come up with a similar design idea and end up making another quilt.
Such was the case with this Blue Stix quilt. As I was sewing up this quilt top, I realized that three "sticks" sewn together made a square block. My mind instantly started planning a new quilt.
I used this quilt as an opportunity to use up a bunch of solid scraps I had along with some low volume fabrics. I decided to go with colors in the blue, green and purple colorways.
The blocks are 9.5" unfinished. The strips are cut at 1.5" and 2.5".
I had a Jen Kingwell Gardenvale fabric in my stash that was almost large enough for the backing. I used a solid purple strip to make it wide enough. Some simple swirls in a white thread and it was finished!
I really like how simple these blocks are. I am sure I will be revisiting this Scrap-A-Palooza design in the future. I already want to make a third quilt - weaving the colors vertically and horizontally. Wouldn't that be pretty?
I have decided to donate this quilt to Happy Chemo as part of the Hands2Help challenge happening over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. I love this generous event and am happy to support it.
Thanks Sarah for organizing it!
If you are looking for ideas to use your scraps, you will find lots of inspiration on my Scrap-A-Palooza page. There are some fast and easy designs for just about every size scraps.