Friday, May 30, 2014

Scrap-A-Palooza! Quilt #5 Finish

I admit, the month of May has been a bit of a blur for me.   I am looking forward to June and hoping things settle down and I can move at a more relaxed pace.  But even working at a hectic pace, I still try and find some time to sew.  It always seems to chase the stress away!
The end of May also means we are finishing up the fifth quilt in the Scrap-A-Palooza scrap series!  My how time flies when you are having fun!  Dare I say I seem to be making headway on my battle with my scraps. Maybe I shouldn't say that too loudly...

Here's a quick review on the previous parts to this quilt.

In Part One, we pulled out scraps and started cutting them into 2.5" squares.

For Part Two, we sewed up some simple blocks. 

And started playing with some layouts.

 Last week in Part Three, we put our blocks up on the design wall and picked a layout.  Then with some straight forward piecing, the top was completed.

And as always, we talked about some possible quilting ideas.

Now I am ready to share my finished quilt.  Didn't it turn out great!  It is not fancy or special but it is very inviting and comfortable. Just what you want a scrappy quilt to be!

I love how the blue prints alternate across the quilt.  And the play of the two different "streak" sizes adds some extra silliness.

I kept the backing simple.  I had two black and white prints in my stash that were mirror images so I sewed in an inset of one of the blue prints from the front to break them up a bit.  Bye, Bye old fabric!

Some tight matchstick quilting in the blue and a swirl in the black/white areas.  This quilt is definitely made to be drug around and loved!

  And now for a few statistics:
Lap Quilt
Size: 56 x 72"
Fabric: Various black and white prints from the scrap bin
Total Pieces: approximately 650 2.5" Squares
Total Blocks: 63 (7 x 9) 8" blocks
Streak Fabric Used: approx 3/4 yard each blue print (3 total)

And I wasn't the only one working on this quilt this month.  Alycia over at Alycia Quilts is working on her final layout.  She is so darn creative!  When the scraps she was working with weren't turning out as hoped, she added some orphan blocks to her design.  Doesn't it look great!  You can read more about it here.

I have already been planning what we are going to be making in June.  It will be simple and quick!  Hope you decide to sew along and share what you make!

Why Scrap-A-Palooza?  Because Quilting is more fun than Housework!
Joanie’s Trendy Quilts
This quilt is one of the NewFOs I had on my 2014 Bloom Project list at Joanie's Trendy Quilts so we can check the May Scrap quilt off the list!.
I will also be linking up with Miss Midge for TGIFF, Richard and Tanya Quilts, Crazy Mom Quilts,  Scrap Basket Sunday, Sew Can She, 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.

May Finishes  
And this will be my final entry into A Stitch in Time  


Emily Breclaw said...

Your quilt turned out beautifully! I'm looking forward to drawing inspiration from your Scrapapalooza series this summer when (hopefully!!) things slow down a bit!

Unknown said...

beautiful xx

Chantal Thibodeau said...

Looks good. So simple indeed, but it doesn't matter, the whole thing looks really great. And I loved to see the quilting texture. Nicely done. I was thinking: was she breaking thread at every end.... turning round, I must remember that.

Quilting Nonnie said...

That is a beautiful quilt. The blue is a wonderful color and really sets off the black!

Shauna said...

I think you are very wrong it is very special. I love the color combination and using the different widths on the blues makes it very cool. I think you did an excellent job!!!!

Rike Busch said...

What a great quilt! :)
Greetings, Rike

Jasmine said...

Awesome finish and so inspiring. I think it is special because it is made by you. According to my sons, that is all it takes.

Kylie Lloyd said...

I love this quilt. What a great take of a simple design.

Julie said...

I really like that quilt. The colors are great!

Jess (a.k.a. Rosie) said...

Wow!! I LOVE it!!! I now wish I had more scraps so I could do something like this :-). Great job, and have a fabulous weekend!!

~ Jess ~
Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

Michele said...

Love it! I really need to find some time to bust some scraps myself.

Barb Neiwert said...

This turned out really nice - very comfy, cozy, just as it should be! Love it! Wish I'd had time to participate this month, but I guess I can always go back and do it later.

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

I love the color combos in this quilt! I think it is beautiful :) This would be a great pattern for a more 'controlled' quilt as well. . . not that I am at all controlling ;)

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

Another great finish! Love seeing all these come together. You are bound to run out of scraps here soon, haha!

Karen H said...

What a great scrap quilt! It looks like a quilt that is meant to be used and loved!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Cynthia, I love your quilt! The colors are terrific and you're right, it looks like a quilt to cuddle up with. My favorite part of it though is the back! I've not done a pieced back yet, but will be doing it on my next quilt. Love it!

Sarah Goer said...

I love your quilt and have enjoyed seeing it unfold as you've posted your steps. Great job!

Nancy said...

Your zig zag quilt is so cool. I really like the use of the small squares. I would never have thought of that.

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