Friday, March 17, 2017

Scrap-A-Palooza - A finish





I love it when a scrap quilt goes together fast and easy!
That is what Scrap-A-Palooza quilts are all about.




This quilt started with some incorrectly cut strips of blue solid.  They were sitting on the corner of my cutting mat and I thought they could be used to make a fun scrap quilt.  In no time at all I was strip sewing some fabrics together.




Once I had all the pieces sewn, it was time to pick a layout. 



And here is my finished quilt!
I decided to alternate the color fade and really like how it turned out.



It was a wonderful scrap burner.  A little bit of everything went into the mix.  As you can see, some of the blue solids are not the same color either.  I used my miscuts and added in some other blues from my scrap bin.



I found a blue print for the backing in my stash and quilted it with some simple irregularly spaced horizontal lines.



As I was sewing up this quilt, I thought of some other layouts for these same pieces.  So of course I had to start another quilt.  I hope to share that finish hopefully next week!


Happy St Patrick's Day and have a wonderful weekend!



22 comments:

  1. LOL, you just had to start another quilt!! I love the mix of all the different prints of blues-perfect combo and I can see that it used up a lot of scraps-good work my friend!

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  2. Very pretty! I like how the gradient alternates!

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  3. I love this quilt. The quilting is perfect. Hugs

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  4. This is gorgeous. A really beautiful 'something out of nothing'. It might have been almost impossible to create such a rich color display if you'd had to go buy all the fabrics.

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  5. You did it again!! I love this layout and the fading on the sides. Congrats...you have a way that always surprises me!

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  6. This is my type of quilt! It looks gorgeous! Scraps, here I come!

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  7. The last comment of starting another quilt just cracked me up. I do the same thing! mary in Az

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  8. This quilt is evidence that scrappy quilts are the best kind! All the different prints you used make it so interesting to look at! I love how you laid it out, too. That is a beautiful finish, Cyndy!

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  9. I absolutely love it! What a great use of the scraps and a mistake. The alternating rows look even better once quilted. Great job!

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  10. Score! And I'm smiling because you thought up yet another scrap quilt, and you put the idea to work right away. That's what gets quilts made. Loving it!

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  11. It looks great! I love the layout you chose.

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  12. Oh that looks wonderful - I love the ombre effect :)

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  13. I love it! I did something similar with a large gallon bag of low volume scraps I had. I was determined to use every scrap in the bag. It only made a baby sized quilt but I love it so much, so far I ended up keeping it! I like yours with the insertions of dark blue.

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  14. Great finish! I didn't realize the blue strips were from mistaken cutting. It turned out to be such a pretty quilt, no one will ever know it was born of an "oops!" moment :)

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  15. Congrats on a fun finish. What a great way to use those miscut strips. You'd never know that this quilt came about from an error.

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  16. Hooray!! You chose my favorite layout. Congrats! on a FABULOUS finish!!!

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  17. What a great finish to come out of a mistake. Looking forward to seeing the next one.

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  18. I just love the ombre colorwash in this one. Such a fun way to use up fabric! Your Scrap-a-Paloozas are also inspirational, I come up with a ton of ideas!

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  19. What a great quilt you have produced from miscuts and scraps! No such thing as waste for a quilter :)

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  20. Love the color wash! Great scrappy quilt!

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  21. This quilt is gorgeous!!! I love it!! Congrats on a wonderful finish!!

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  22. Oh I love this quilt. Those blues and the pattern are beautiful :)

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