Sunday, August 16, 2015

Oh Scrap! : Scrap-A-Palooza Quilt #17 Part Three

The scraps have been flying lately in my sewing room!  As soon as I find some time to get some quilt tops quilted, I will have lots to share!

 



Today, I am just going to have to share my Scrap-A-Palooza quilt top with you.



Sorry about the poor lighting but I finished this one up really late Friday night.  I really quilted myself into a corner on this one.  Here's the story...


If you recall, last time I shared the progress on this quilt, I had decided to use my scraps and make this framed block.   It fit the criteria for using the scraps I wanted to sew up and it was kind of fun to piece.


In no time at all, I had 24 small blocks sewn up.  I decided to sew them together and make these giant 4 patch blocks.  After making a few and viewing them on the design wall, I really did not like how they looked when I placed them next to each other.




I started playing with them on my design wall and came up with this layout using 4 of the giant blocks and 4 half blocks.  I liked how it looked but when I tried to place small blocks in those open spaces, I wasn't happy with how it looked.


  

"Ah, a new design opportunity!"


I remembered in a bag somewhere in my sewing room I had some small strips of black and white fabric.  I was determined to find them and use them up.




So I gathered up the bits and pieces on my cutting board and put together these blocks to fill in the spaces.  I could live with how they looked!

Now for many of you, I am sure you started to question a few steps up how I was going to sew this top together.  For me, it wasn't until I placed my blocks on the design wall and went to sew up that first row.  

"Brilliant Cynthia!  You are going to get a lot of practice on partial seams tonight!"
What can I say, it was late....

I certainly hope I am not the only one that finds themselves asleep at the wheel and creates a ton more work for themselves!





As you can see from the first picture, I did get the top all finished and I even came across some sewn blocks that will fit nicely on the backing.



I hope to get it quilted up soon.  I am planning on finishing this one up as part of the 100 Quilts for Kids drive.  I have a few more I want to donate so I had better get crackin'!








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How about you, what have you been making with your scraps!


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6 comments:

  1. Well, at least the top was worth it! What would be worse is to go through all that effort and angst and then absolutely hate it. (Ask me how I know...)

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  2. It ended up to be a pleasant use of scraps!

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  3. I love this, I have kept looking at it and keep seeing different angles and shapes, dont you love how scraps just meld into something with the wow factor :)

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  4. Interesting design. I especially like those that requires second look if they are 3D or not :))

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  5. Brilliant! Makes me want very much to dig back into my blacks and whites!

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  6. I love how it turned out - so glad you improved a solution!

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