Friday, May 15, 2015

Scrap-A-Palooza! Quilt #15 Finish - Blogger's Quilt Festival

Sorry to not share this finish sooner but rather than write about this quilt twice in a short period of time, I thought I would kill two birds with one stone as they say.  The 15th Scrap-A-Palooza quilt is also going to be one of my entries into the Spring Blogger's Quilt Festival hosted by

For those new to my blog, I host a series called Scrap-A-Palooza.  About once a month, I make a new scrap quilt and share my process as I put the quilt together.  It is usually shared in four parts.  And when I finish a quilt like I am sharing today, I link up all of the past posts so you can recreate a similar quilt if you are inspired to do a little scrap busting.

This quilt started with a need to empty a few of my color bins.  They were getting a little difficult to close.

In the second post, I shared my cut sizes and block construction.  I decided to go with a simple nine patch this time around.

Then it was time to get the blocks up on the design wall and decide on a final layout.  Lots of options were provided and the finished quilt top was shared.

And now here in the finale, there are pictures of the finished quilt!  I am quite happy with it - not only did it provide a home for a number of scraps but this quilt was fast and easy to put together..
It looks so wonderful there next to my little succulent garden.

My rainbow was missing purple so I decided to add it to the back.  This older Tina Givens print that was hiding in my stash was perfect!  I didn't have quite enough so I added a strip of an orange woven which shows off the simple swirl quilting nicely.

I will be entering this quilt in the ROYGBIV category.  I cannot wait to see all of the other eye candy that will be linked up this time around.  I always discover so many great new blogs to follow.

Here are mey other entries over the years:

Fall 2013: Star Surround

Spring 2014: Appliqued Flowers
Spring 2014: Geese Migration

Fall 2014: Wiggle Time
Fall 2014: Vertical Scraps

Quilting is more fun than Housework
If this is your first visit to my blog - thanks!  In addition to the Scrap-A-Palooza series, I host a link party every Sunday called Oh Scrap! Besides scrap quilting, I am always sharing lots of other projects in all different techniques.  I love to paper piece, EPP, and hand applique.  I hope you choose to follow along to see what I am up to next!

Linking Up:

Crazy Mom Quilts
Sew can she
Amy's Creative Side 
She Can Quilt (Scraptastic Tuesday)


Ramona said...

I have been looking for a quilt to make for my niece who loves rainbows. This one is PERFECT!! Easy, but interesting, too. Beautiful!

Lara B. said...

I'm always enthralled just looking at your scrappy bins Cyndy, LOL. This is a great quilt and a wonderful entry for the ROYGBIV category! Best wishes!

Vera said...

Lovely finish! I love color sorting and this is just plain pretty.

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

I like the layout you chose! Your quilt is a lovely rainbow.

Anonymous said...

Great quilt and great scrap buster!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

I love how effective the color placement is - this is such a pretty quilt! The simplicity of it makes me want to get out my scrap bins and start sewing...

Jenny Bonynge said...

It's just great!!!

PaulaB quilts said...

Love that rainbow. Sure wish I could meet you at the Market!

Nicky said...

Great way to use up those scraps! Good luck in the quilt festival and thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

Love how crisp this colour palette is... must be that white sashing that really makes it pop! Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!

Val's Quilting Studio said...

I like your use of non scrappy blocks to balance with the scrapy blocks! A great entry Cyn.

Sandra Walker said...

Ooh! Great entry! I have yet to enter my second quilt; can't decide between one of your Scrap-a-Palooza ones or a design of my own...Decisions! I love how this turned out--mine should be a finish shortly!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Another great scrappy finish... I love it! You have heaps of wonderful ideas! And the backing is nice, the orange strip is the perfect addition to highlight the quilting.

✄ Erin @ Sew at Home Mummy ✄ said...

Gorgeous! ♡ your use of scraps, it's scrappy without looking scrappy if that makes any sense? awesome finish!

Enny said...

What a cheery quilt and the rainbow colors … looks just like springtime.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Very nice looking quilt. I hope I get to the point where I will have lots of scrap bins to go to. I'm slow in getting started on new quilts and am just finishing up unfinished projects now.

Jasmine said...

Such a sweet finish. I love how you quilted it. Thanks for the inspiration!

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