Thursday, July 2, 2015

Scrap-A-Palooza! Quilt #16 Finish

I have to say, I have really enjoyed working on my Scrap-A-Palooza offset log cabin quilt.  

In Part One, I shared the cut sizes and a tutorial on how I sewed up the blocks.  I have been wanting to play around with scrappy low volume backgrounds and this block worked out great for doing so.

I made a total of 24 blocks in 9 different colors in Part Two.  These are also the 9 different colors I sort my scraps into so these blocks helped to lower the level of all of my scrap bins.


In Part Three, I shared some of the different layouts you can use with these blocks.  I really love the visual curve these blocks have! So much fun to play with.

And here is my finished quilt!  I just went with some simple fun circles.  

For the quilting, I went with a freehand swirl and feather combination in a cream colored thread.

Thanks to the input from many of you, I put a light print I found in my stash on the back.  For the binding, I went with a mustard yellow solid.

I will say I enjoyed experimenting with more of a scrappy background.  I did learn that when you are using low volume prints in your backgrounds, you should use strong colors in your designs.  In my quilt, I just tried to make the three circles that blended in more with the background a design element.
Um yeah.....I meant to do that!  ;)

And now for a few quilt statistics:
Lap Quilt
Size: 54 x 63"
42 - 9" finished blocks
4 ea of 9 different colors
6 ea of all background fabric

Not sure what I will make for my next Scrap-A-Palooza quilt.  I do have a number of leftover solids chunks from previous projects so I might try and do something with those.  Thanks to quite a few rainbow scrap quilts and my scrap vortex work in process, my color bins look pretty good!
I thought I would never get to say that!!

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gayle said...

What fun those blocks are!
Love your happy dots quilt. Can't wait to see what you get up to next!

Astrid said...

Love log cabin quilts and these are wonderful!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That is so pretty! What a fun block - another one to put on my list! I can see what you mean about the low volume background needing more contrast from the colored blocks, but the way you put it together does look intentional! Your quilting is beautiful, too. Love this one!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Congratulations and how awesome that you can see the dent in your scrap bins! :)

Marly said...

Beautiful result. Thank you for sharing the process.

Rochelle aka Bella Quilts said...

I really like what you can do with the off center or uneven log cabin blocks. They give such a curvy flow to the design. You are such an inspiration.

Lois said...

I am having fun piecing my blocks and I thank you for your sharing. Showing the different ways to use the blocks was the catalyst for me - rounds won out. i love your quilt and its neutral background - a perfect foil for the great colours:))

PaulaB quilts said...

It is so interesting that with each project we seem to learn something new, like you did about needing to have brighter contrast with the low volume areas. I learned this week that some colors like red do not have a wide range from light to dark. It becomes pink if light and maroon if dark. Or maybe it's just how we define "red". Congrats on a very successful finish.

eva said...

this is really quite sweet... i especially like the circles, and how easy they are to make just by making the strip width different widths. <say that 3 times...
Love it.

Béa said...

Beautiful quilt and very beautiful & interesting blog.

Anonymous said...

Turned out great (though I'm partial to the layout you showed with all the curves--you'll have to make another). I must enhance my low volume stash; I do like them mixed up in a background.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

A lovely finish! I really like how you quilted this,lots of lovely texture especially over the low volume areas!

Charlotta said...

Just perfect! And so inspirational!

Anonymous said...

I like the circles. A lovely little lap quilt.

Linda said...

So glad to see this - I need to get busy making more blocks because I love this quilt! The backing is perfect with those little circles/medallions. Got a house full of people today but I'm determined to get rolling tomorrow!

Angie in SoCal said...

Wow, another fab quilt! I've always loved that log cabin version. It is so visual. Great finish!

Michele said...

I really like the way this turned out. Nicely done.

Muv said...

Hello Cynthia,

What a great finish! Your quilt is really striking with the bold coloured circles, and I love the texture the FMQ gives, especially on the paler background colours.

Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!


Jasmine said...

Congrats on this amazing finish. Your quilt is so inspiring, both the layout and the quilting. I want to try it someday.

Lauren Deel said...

This is great! I love what you chose for your final design - it was my favorite of all the options. :)

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