Thursday, February 27, 2014

Scrap-A-Palooza! Quilt #2 Finish (Part 4)

Did February just fly by for you also?  With it being a short month, keeping up with this month's scrap quilt has been a little difficult for some but there are others who are working diligently on their scraps bins and I will continue to share everyone's progress!

But in this post, we are taking a look at the finished  Quilt #2.  At this step, the quilt should be quilted and bound and ready to share!  If this is a quilt you would like to try, you can find all the links in the Scrap-A-Palooza quilt gallery tab above.

In Part One, we narrowed our colorways and pulled our scraps.

We also cut our scraps to size. 

I really enjoyed playing with these two colors.  So spring-like!

Part Two had us getting our squares up on our design walls and finalizing a layout.

We also determined what fabric to use as sashing.

Last week in Part Three, we added measured, pinned and sewed in the sashing.  We also talked about some possible quilting ideas.

And just how did I quilt mine? 


I decided to quilt a fun ruffled swirl in a cream colored thread as an allover pattern on my quilt.  I thought it worked well with the soft colors in the quilt.

Spring is arriving and we finally got some nice weather so I was able to snap some outdoor photos.

Pictures here in the gray northwest can be quite challenging sometimes!

And remember me saying you could also use your 2 1/2" squares for this project?  With the scraps left over from the quilt above, I sewed up these 4 patches....

...and made this adorable little baby quilt using the same process.

For the quilting on this, I simply did some straight line quilting in the prints and some "e's and l's" in the sashing.

The quilt is not that big but it is sure big on sweetness!

And now for a few statistics:

Small Lap Quilt
Size: 44 x 56"
Fabric: 30's reproduction scraps in oranges and greens as Inspiration.  Partial fat quarters were used for this project.
Total Pieces: 112 4.5"squares
Sashing Fabric Used: approx 1 yard

Small Baby Quilt
Size: 32 x 32"
Fabric: Made with scraps from quilt above.
Total Pieces: 48 4-patches made from 2.5" squares
Sashing Fabric Used: Not a lot

 And some other photos to share using this pattern:

Alycia at Alycia's Quilts has started this quilt from some 4.5" squares she received from a friend.  

She also shared this quilt she had made years earlier which was made from strips.  The style is certainly the same!

I have lots of finished quilts made by others from the first quilt in this series to share with you.  I will do that soon in a separate post.  If you are sewing along, I would love to see what you create with your scraps!

Curious what Quilt #3 will be?  You will have to wait until the first week of March to find out!  I will tell you that it will be bright, modern and uses strips.  Hope you stay tuned.

Why Scrap-A-Palooza?  Because Quilting is more fun than Housework!

Linking up with Pretty Bobbins, TGIFF, Richard and Tanya Quilts, Crazy Mom Quilts,  Scrap Basket Sunday and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

FairyFace Designs

If you are sewing along, don't forget to link your Scrap-A-Palooza quilt over at FairyFace Designs for Sarah's Put Your Scraps To Work series.


Sarah @ mila+cuatro said...

Two great finishes! Thanks for linking up.

Tami C said...

I like both of these quilt you finished up!

Michele said...

They both turned out great and getting a baby quilt from the leftovers is never a bad thing.

Lorna McMahon said...

Both of your quilts are beautiful! The baby quilt is very sweet. Nice to see the works others are sharing as they scrap along, Cynthia. Looking forward to seeing Quilt #3!

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Rosemary B here:
These turned out button cute! Oh my goodness ..... *sigh* just adorable

Um, we have really really nice weather here in Northern Virginia :-)

Gina said...

great design, quilting, and colors!!!

Lynn said...

Oh they are both brilliant. I especially like the baby quilt, but I think I have a thing about baby quits, they look so cute. Really like the quilting on it too - must give that a go.

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

This was so much fun - I guess I didn't totally finish, but my top is now done ;-) (showing it monday)

Lindsey said...

Love how your quilt turned out! :) I love your quilting--you did a lovely job! :)

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