Friday, July 13, 2018

A Finish from the Scrap Bag

A few weeks back, I was gifted a whole bunch of scraps.  Yes, I was in heaven!

As I spent some time sorting them into piles of colors and cut sizes, I noticed that there were a number of 2.5" x 4.5" bits all from the same fabric collection.  They were obviously leftover from a quilt long finished.



I was so excited that I had pieces that didn't require any cutting (my least favorite part of the process) that I forgot to take any work in progress photos.  I immediately just started pairing up fabrics and making these 8-patch blocks.



I was only able to make 9 blocks with the pieces I had so I used a couple solids to add frames that made the quilt a bit bigger.




This cute little quilt is only about 36" square but it is packed full of color.



I didn't have quite enough of the correct prints so the block in the center has an odd yellow fabric.  I always find things like this charming in antique quilts so I thought it deserved a place front and center!  So far, no one who has seen the quilt has even noticed.



I had this orange, yellow and green striped fabric in my stash that went really well - I even had just enough to also use it as the binding.

I am really enjoying these quick baby quilts.  I have three more tops made from the same scrap bag just waiting to be quilted.  More to share soon!



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20 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

Now that is the way all scraps should come to us-cut!!

Barb Neiwert said...

I like your 'design element' by including the non-matching yellow. But I had some of the other yellow in my closet and could have sent it your way! Fun baby quilt!

Jasmine said...

So cute! I sometimes forget how rewarding small quilts are. I also love the extra print in the center. Some blocks I have made into a quilt from my great grandmother do the same thing.

Teresa Stanulis said...

I like the way you used two colors for the sashing. It really pulls it all together! Very cute quilt!

Alison V. said...

What a great scrap quilt! :D

Linda said...

Very pretty quilt. Good idea on how to use those already-cut scraps.

Jo said...

I love your striped backing.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Cutting is my least favorite part of the process, too. Clearly these were meant to go together and what a fun, fast finish!

barbora said...

Great pattern idea for a scrap quilt. Like the block finishing with the frames in different colours.

Karen's Korner said...

Another gorgeous scrappy creation.

Marianne said...

I really like this one! Very cute and a good job using the scraps!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Gotta LOVE a quilt straight out of the scrap bag... Especially when the scraps belonged to someone else!!! :o))

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Those are such fun prints! And I love how you always have just the right thing in your stash for the backing, too. A great little finish!

Louise said...

I love that one little different yellow rectangle! It will fascinate some historian 100 years from now. Unless this quilt becomes someone's favorite blankie and gets loved into rags :) Super cute little piece!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Love your little baby quilt. It's nice have a fun & fast make now & then, I find making baby quilts very satisfying. And if it's straight out of the scrap basket, even better!

Pamela Arbour said...

Perfect for baby quilt or colorful table topper. You always know how to make something from nothing. I am never disappointed!

Cathy said...

That turned out cute! Way to use those scraps!!

Ann said...

How funny. I'm working on a similar design. I hadn't considered sashing it, though. I love using and using up the scrap bag.

Need to write a post between babysitting assignments. Isn't it great to have grandchildren?

Kate said...

That's a very fun and colorful quilt. Congrats on such a cute finish.

Lisa J. said...

I really like the solid strips around these blocks. They add a nice definition.

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