Friday, July 20, 2018

Paper Piece Leftovers

 If you have ever made a paper-pieced quilt, then you know you can be left with a bunch of odd shaped scraps.  In the last bag of scraps I received from a friend, there were oodles of them for me to play with!



Here is a photo of the quilt she made. lots of bright colors set in all different shades of gray.



The scraps I received all looked very similar to the triangles above.  They were all different shapes and in both solids and prints (not shown).


I paired up a print triangle with a solid one and trimmed them down to a QSR (quarter square rectangle) using my bloc-loc QSR ruler.  My QSR ruler is small so it took a lot of sliding, turning, and a few other rulers to  get them trimmed up uniformly.



I sewed up as many as I could from the scraps I had.  I was able to sew up enough to make this cute little baby quilt.



I really did not have enough QSRs to make a decent size quilt so I added some solid gray rectangles in varying shades of gray.  I also added the two side borders in a light gray to bring the width of the quilt to about 36".



The quilting in both the blocks and the borders were just some simple loop configurations.  I wasn't in the mood to do any stitch in the ditch so all the vertical seams got a loopy quilting too.



I was a little concerned I wouldn't have anything for the backing in my stash but I found this wonderful stripe that worked perfectly.

This is my second finish from my bag of scraps - you can see the first one here.  I have a few more in the works that I will be sharing soon.

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21 comments:

Ray and Jeanne said...

This quilt is adorable! I love making "free" quilts. Looking forward to seeing the next finish. ~Jeanne

Kat said...

Great use of scraps! Love the colorful stripes.

Vicki in MN said...

I love that you added in the solid grey rectangles, it gave it more interest when looking at the diagonal pattern it forms.

Jasmine said...

I really like how you used what you were given and made it big enough. The rectangles add a lot of interest by spacing out the print rows. I also like your combo of quilting designs in rows. It is super cute!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

I swear that you don't sleep, eat or rest!! the rectangles are awesome!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I like the different solid grays with the bright prints, and the diagonal layout, too! That is a fun finish!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Awesome use of scraps. Well done.

Louise said...

I love this bright baby quilt, Cynthia! So fun to make such a pretty, useful object from someone else's cast offs, isn't it? Great job!

Lynn said...

Oh that's very clever and bright and such a cute baby quilt, great job.

Pauline Bedi said...

I saw your baby quilt and want to run to my quilting room and make one.. I loved everything about the design. You should consider making it into a pattern. I would gladly volunteer my services as a volunteer quilter. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

Kate said...

Such a fun and colorful quilt! You always find the coolest way to use up your scraps. Congrats on another beautiful scrappy finish.

Jayne said...

I save every piece of paper piecing leftover scraps! You made an amazing quilt with your bag of scraps...really cute and fun!

Pamela Arbour said...

You always seem to be able to make lemonade from lemons! Beautiful.

Marianne said...

Very Cute! You amaze me the way you come up with these designs and they always work! I admire your fearless attitude!

gayle said...

You have such a way with making something out of nothing! It's like magic!

compusword said...

Yes, working with scraps is a lot of effort, but so worth it. You did the scraps justice! Atta girl. Liz in Houston

Ann said...

What a treat to receive these lovely scraps to work with. Somehow it’s such a challenge to work with someone else’s leftovers.

Cathy said...

You are on a very creative streak! Another good way to use scraps. And fun quilting.

When I first saw your title I thought you had gone crazy and went off and did some paper piecing!

Kristin said...

What a treasure!! I absolutely love it! And to think this was made out of scraps. It looks like you designed it! Congratulations!

Preeti said...

Oh my goodness, I love this little quilt and to think that you were just repurposing scraps - mind-blowing!!!

Sandy Panagos said...

That is SO cute! I think adding the solid gray blocks made it even more interesting. And of course the striped binding - perfect!

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