Friday, April 15, 2016

Another Scrap Finish

Quilts sure go together so quickly when you don't have to do a bunch of cutting!




It wasn't that long ago that I grabbed this bag of batik fabric strips I saved from a project I abandoned.  I knew they would be perfect for one of my Scrap-A-Palooza quilts.



I have been wanting to go back and revisit the color block string quilt I made back in  March of 2014.  This time I wanted to place colors so they looked like they were woven into the quilt.



 I don't have a lot of batik fabric in my stash nowadays, so I did have to raid a friends stash for a few red and pinks.  But I was able to find enough to get the look I wanted.



And thankfully the only batik I had that was big enough for a backing looks great with the top.



This quilt is one of the donation quilts I made for the Hands2Help donation quilt drive at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  This one will be going to Happy Chemo. 


And there have been a few finishes of this design by others that I don't think I featured once they were completed.








Vicki over at Vicki's Crafts used her green strings and finished up this lovely quilt in January.

She calls it String Beans!



What I great idea to use all one color.











And I don't think I ever shared Alycia's final finish on the one she finished back in June.  I love the rows of color!
This is a great pattern for quickly sewing up those string scraps.  There are a number of layout options.  If you are looking for some ideas for your scraps, don't forget to check out the Scrap-A-Palooza gallery.  You will find lots of ideas there!



2016 FAL                                                                                                  This quilt was on my list of second quarter finishing goals.   A big thanks to the group of bloggers hosting this event this year. 











Linking Up:

Confessions of a Fabric Addict (Can I get a Whoop! Whoop!)
Crazy Mom Quilts (Finish it up Friday)
A Quilted Passion 
Scraptastic Tuesday

25 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

great scrap quilts, I need to get busy and make more - tons of scraps here

Vic in NH said...

What fun to see the range of interpretations of these lovely string quilts, thanks!

Alycia said...

I LOVE that woven look! That is one of my favorite scrap quilts now - I love the pattern you created!

Jayne said...

The colors in the batik quilt look so pretty together! Such a great pattern for those never ending scraps!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That color block string quilt is another one of my favorites from the original Scrap-a-Palooza quilts! It would be perfect for all those long strings I found when sorting my scraps into color tubs over the winter. Thanks for reminding me!

Kat Scribner said...

I love these string style quilts. Your colors are lovely.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Lovely finish! The backing batik does work so well. And I love that you have friends who let you raid their stash sometimes. :)

Vicki in MN said...

Your quilt definitely looks woven, super look! And hey I got a surprise when I scrolled down to see my quilt, LOL Thanks for the shout out!

gayle said...

I love your 'woven' batiks! What a fun idea, and the colors are perfect, too. Love it!

The Joyful Quilter said...

I adore your Color Block String quilts!! The are such an effective use of some of the smallest scraps in the stash.

Margaret said...

Lovely colours and for a wonderful cause too!

Dresses and Spurs said...

They all look great! Good job!!

Bernie Kringel said...

Sharing scraps - great idea! I am continually amazed at how quickly you turn out these lovely quilts. You must get by on very little sleep!!

Scrap and quilts said...

love the weaved look. great colours too. congrats on the finish.

Jasmine said...

I love this string quilt. I see something like it in my future.

Glinda ♥ said...

Fabby quilts - all making great use of scraps - this one's added on to my bucket list now :)

Jayne Honnold said...

What beautiful quilts! Such variety - true with nearly every quilt pattern. These are wonderful in their simplicity. Found you through Crazy Mom quilt link-up.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

Love String Beans! I'd much prefer to make the quilt than pick the beans...although I do like eating them! I have too many old blues in my stash, so this idea may be the answer to that problem. Your mini quilt show was lots of fun--thanks!

Nicky said...

Great woven effect and fun to raid a friends stash when you can! Thank you for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

Clare M said...

Your bag of scraps has made an amazing transformation into a beautiful quilt. Lovely work Cynthia. Hugs.

Ruth said...

I love how they all look so different from each other- kind of like their own personalities. Am putting this one on my list to do for myself!

Karen said...

A great string buster quilt. Thanks for another possible to use my scraps.

Heide said...

What a great pattern, to qive each quilt an individual feel. Beautiful work!

Sarah Craig said...

Another great quilt for Happy Chemo, Cynthia! You've outdone yourself!

Jess @ Elven Garden Quilts said...

Oh this is just lovely! Thanks for participating in the 2016 FAL on behalf of the global hosts!

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