Friday, October 31, 2014

Scrap-A-Palooza! Quilt #10 Finish

It is hard to believe that it is the last day of October already!  This year just seems to be whizzing by.  The last day of October also means I need to get the final post up for this month's Scrap-A-Palooza quilt!

This quilt started out as just a pile of scraps that were already all cut to 3.5" wide.  I had a nice big bag of them so I was determined to get them used up in a quilt.

The pieces were sewn into irregular strip lengths and put up on the design wall.

Strips of background fabrics were added to the top and bottom of each strip and each strip was cut to a uniform length.

Sashing and side borders were added and the quilt top was finished.

When it came time to quilt it, I really wanted to take advantage of the vertical piecing seams.  So I loaded the quilt sideways on my quilt frame and used the seams as a guide for spacing and quilted in a fun daisy chain.  Once you get the first strip in, the rest are easy.  The secret is to leave enough room between the daisies so you can tuck in a flower below it. 

I love the daisies in the negative space on the quilt.

And here is the finished quilt in all of its glory!  Since it has been done, I have been using it each evening.  I love the warm oranges and browns mixed in with the bright turquoise!

 On the back, I used a fun daisy print.  I found 6 yards in my stash so I used it on the binding too.  Can you see the happy little ladybugs?

And now for a few statistics: 
Large Lap Quilt
Size: 54 x 73"
Fabric: Various colored scraps cut to 3.5" wide.  Most were 2 x 3.5' or 3.5 x 3.5". I would guess about 3 yards of background fabric was used.  I used Kona Oyster for the background fabric.

I decided to enter this one in the Blogger's Quilt Festival Scrappy category.  Don't forget voting starts November 1st so be sure to vote for your favorites in all of the categories....and discover some great new blogs!

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Terri said...

I love the quilt. The turquoise sure does it.

Jayne said...

I do love scrappy and yours is amazing! There is something rewarding about using scraps. Love the perfect!

Rachaeldaisy said...

This is such a wonderful quilt!! If I lived near you I'd get you to quilt daisies all over my quilts, I love that pattern.

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

Eep! I love the quilting here. It really transforms the quilt into something that started as super modern into something softer, a little more feminine.

DianeLoves2Quilt said...

Love the daisies. I agree is does a lot to quirky-ize the quilt and de-modernize it. At least I can be creative with my words... less so with my quilting patterns. But, you are inspiring me.

Barb Neiwert said...

You have such a great assortment of scraps, to be able to throw them together and come up with a good quilt like this - I love the turquoise, too!

raye said...

This is one of my favorite scappy's! Nice job!

Sarah Goer Quilts said...

Another great finish! Your scrap-a-palooza quilts are so inspiring to me!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I love the quilting on this one. I found myself sketching it right away! THanks for the inspiration!

Gretchen Wylegala said...

Great use for scraps and I love the quilting!

Teje said...

Hi Cynthia! I love this quilt! Those colourful strips on the white look beautiful and the flower quilting is fantastic! x teje

Bonnie said...

Very Cool quilt!

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