Friday, July 6, 2018

Another Quilt from the Stash

I am still working on sewing up some of my really old stash pieces.



I had a one yard cut of an older Laurel Burch fish border fabric that I thought I would turn into something fun.  I pulled a bunch of bright scraps and cut them into 2.5" squares to use with it.



I had a really limited amount of the fish fabric so I carefully fussy cut it into 6.5' and 4.5" strips.  Then I added the scrappy squares to make these two 8" block designs.



To assemble the quilt top, I used the same concept as one of my Scrap-A-Palooza quilts.  This design is one of my favorites and it worked perfectly for the fish border print.


It is really a bright and happy quilt top - these sun-reflecting photos do not do it justice.
It finished up at about 40" square.




 For the quilting, I used a sapphire blue thread and quilted in some swirls.  The backing is the same stripe as the RSC quilt I just finished.  There was just enough leftover for this little beauty.
I considered a bright blue or a purple solid for the binding and decided to go with the purple.  I thought it framed the quilt better.

I have a few more stash pieces I have pulled to see if I can get inspired to sew them up.  But I got side-tracked by some scraps...
So there should be more finishes in the near future!




Every month, the Fat Quarter Shop features various items for the month and puts them on sale for 20% off.  For July, they have all of their Kona Solids on sale.  This is a great time to stock up!





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24 comments:

Alison V. said...

What a perfect pattern for clearing out old fabrics! I don't think I have ever seen Laurel Burch fish fabric before!

maggie fellow said...

wonderful quilt - hard to believe it is from scraps:)

Katie said...

I love this plan for using every bit of a fabric! It's so bright and happy!

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Oooh, I've been waiting to see how this quilt top came together and it is super bright and happy! I like that you rotated the blocks to create the diagonal movement.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Good for you to use up older fabrics in such a fun way. I'm trying to use up my older fabrics too, but it's a very slow process.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I like how the blocks you made turned into the zigzag design - I wasn't expecting that! Fun and bright - and definitely the perfect backing fabric!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Thank you for the Kona solids tip. After working with that fabric line, I am sold. They are a perfect quilting weight. I never have solids and I bought up quite a few, some chosen for a particular fabric print I have fallen in love with and want to spin into a quilt. Anyone wanting Caribbean Blue - I bought it up. *grins*

Preeti said...

Oh my eyes, my eyes :-D
Love the brightness. Love the colors and the fabulousness of it all.

Karen's Korner said...

Another inspirational creation.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Wonderful way to stretch a single yard of fabric!!!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

So bright! So colorful!!! It is just the best!!! Great job!

Pamela Arbour said...

Wow! I am always amazed at how you can make something so beautiful from scraps and usually with the simplest of designs!

Cozy Quilts by Linda said...

So bright and colourful. So glad you were able to leave the fish fabric in the larger pieces so the fabric could be appreciated.

Jayne said...

If you hadn't said anything about this quilt being scraps...we never would have known! It looks like it was planned out ahead of time! Well done on this one. Love the fish!

MissPat said...

Oh what a cool design. This would make a great kids charity quilt and would be fast and easy. I tend to get too fiddly and then it takes too long to finish. I'll need to tuck this idea away for future use.
Pat

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Love your quilt and pinned it!

Roxanne said...

Laurel Burch would love this!

Vicki in MN said...

You will have to include some sunglasses with the quilt!! Just kidding, some child will love it as it is a happy quilt.

Lynn said...

That looks just wonderful and what a great use of scraps - so creative and fun!

Mystic Quilter said...

Oh very nice, and very clever cutting of the fish fabric. Love the design.

Rebecca Grace said...

Fantastic way to showcase those Laurel Burch fishies!

Michele said...

That worked really well. Nicely done.

Jasmine said...

What a darling quilt. Your bright scraps went perfectly with the happy fish. Great finish.

Sandy Panagos said...

What a wonderful use of scraps and a novelty print. Those bright squares play very nicely with the fish!

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