Friday, December 22, 2017

Scrappy Squares

Just how many more finishes will I be able to sneak out in 2017?
This one might just be the last one!


 I love quilts that are 100% scraps!  This one started out with some 1" wide grays strips I found near my cutting board.  The centers came from my 2.5" square stash and the outer frames are mostly leftover binding pieces.  It finishes up at about 50" x 60".



I tried to keep the colors to purples, blues, blacks and grays.  I really liked the contrast of the light lavender and the dark blacks and navy.



Digging deep, I found a blue gray batik and added in a wide inset of the perfect dotted fabric (I had just enough!).  Both have been in my stash forever so it was nice to be able to use them.

I think I am going to take this one (and maybe a few others) to a kid's charity I support.  I feel like it wants to bring some comfort to a child so I will send it on its way.  I know the need is great this time of year.

...and I believe there is a whole bunch of love in a modest scrappy quilt!  :)




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17 comments:

  1. It such a fun and colorful quilt. Love the colors you picked for this project. It will definitely brighten a young person's holiday. Happy stitching!

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  2. it looks great - I like the narrow gray strips around the pieces

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  3. You sound like me...push push push to the end! Doesn't it feel great to cross another one off? I love loev love this quilt! I love how you put the fabrics together.

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  4. I agree so much needed at this time of year. I was wishing I had done more and then I remembered I had donated a bunch of quilts earlier this year. But I think some donation knitting might be in the plan this winter. Your quilts will give comfort, warmth and job to some childern. Your scrappy's always look so great! Merry Christmas!

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  5. It is a beautiful quilt and for sure will give confort and add a smile on some child's face.

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  6. I love this! I have a group of pieces set aside for a quilt that would have been just the square in a square. Do you mind if I copy you and use the narrow border around the center squares? I promise I’ll give you credit!

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  7. It turned out great! And I love that it whispered in your ear exactly where it wanted to live: with a child who will peer at each of those little squares and snuggle under a sea of pretty purple. You're a wise woman to listen to quilt whisperings :)

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  8. SEW much love in a scrappy quilt!! This one turned out GREAT!

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  9. I love the way you listen to your inner quilt whisperer. :) It is so fun seeing the scrappy things you come up with, Cindy! What a great finish for 2017. :)

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  10. You really have an eye for seeing your scraps turn into beautiful quilts. Very nice. I always enjoy seeing what you come up with.

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  11. I will remember those color choices for a scrap quilt (purple, blue, black and gray). Love it!

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  12. Very nice finish. Love the scrappiness of your color choices :)

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  13. Great finish! I love the color combo and how it all came together.

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  14. Awesome finish. I like it a lot! I am sure it will bring a great deal of comfort!

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  15. Love the colours in this scrap quilt and the simple pattern of square and strips.

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  16. I love how this one turned out.

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  17. It's amazing what you can find when you dig deep int that stash. In this case the makings of a great quilt. Love it!

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