Friday, July 20, 2018

Paper Piece Leftovers

 If you have ever made a paper-pieced quilt, then you know you can be left with a bunch of odd shaped scraps.  In the last bag of scraps I received from a friend, there were oodles of them for me to play with!



Here is a photo of the quilt she made. lots of bright colors set in all different shades of gray.



The scraps I received all looked very similar to the triangles above.  They were all different shapes and in both solids and prints (not shown).


I paired up a print triangle with a solid one and trimmed them down to a QSR (quarter square rectangle) using my bloc-loc QSR ruler.  My QSR ruler is small so it took a lot of sliding, turning, and a few other rulers to  get them trimmed up uniformly.



I sewed up as many as I could from the scraps I had.  I was able to sew up enough to make this cute little baby quilt.



I really did not have enough QSRs to make a decent size quilt so I added some solid gray rectangles in varying shades of gray.  I also added the two side borders in a light gray to bring the width of the quilt to about 36".



The quilting in both the blocks and the borders were just some simple loop configurations.  I wasn't in the mood to do any stitch in the ditch so all the vertical seams got a loopy quilting too.



I was a little concerned I wouldn't have anything for the backing in my stash but I found this wonderful stripe that worked perfectly.

This is my second finish from my bag of scraps - you can see the first one here.  I have a few more in the works that I will be sharing soon.

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21 comments:

  1. This quilt is adorable! I love making "free" quilts. Looking forward to seeing the next finish. ~Jeanne

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  2. Great use of scraps! Love the colorful stripes.

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  3. I love that you added in the solid grey rectangles, it gave it more interest when looking at the diagonal pattern it forms.

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  4. I really like how you used what you were given and made it big enough. The rectangles add a lot of interest by spacing out the print rows. I also like your combo of quilting designs in rows. It is super cute!

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  5. I swear that you don't sleep, eat or rest!! the rectangles are awesome!

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  6. I like the different solid grays with the bright prints, and the diagonal layout, too! That is a fun finish!

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  7. I love this bright baby quilt, Cynthia! So fun to make such a pretty, useful object from someone else's cast offs, isn't it? Great job!

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  8. Oh that's very clever and bright and such a cute baby quilt, great job.

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  9. I saw your baby quilt and want to run to my quilting room and make one.. I loved everything about the design. You should consider making it into a pattern. I would gladly volunteer my services as a volunteer quilter. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  10. Such a fun and colorful quilt! You always find the coolest way to use up your scraps. Congrats on another beautiful scrappy finish.

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  11. I save every piece of paper piecing leftover scraps! You made an amazing quilt with your bag of scraps...really cute and fun!

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  12. You always seem to be able to make lemonade from lemons! Beautiful.

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  13. Very Cute! You amaze me the way you come up with these designs and they always work! I admire your fearless attitude!

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  14. You have such a way with making something out of nothing! It's like magic!

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  15. Yes, working with scraps is a lot of effort, but so worth it. You did the scraps justice! Atta girl. Liz in Houston

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  16. What a treat to receive these lovely scraps to work with. Somehow it’s such a challenge to work with someone else’s leftovers.

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  17. You are on a very creative streak! Another good way to use scraps. And fun quilting.

    When I first saw your title I thought you had gone crazy and went off and did some paper piecing!

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  18. What a treasure!! I absolutely love it! And to think this was made out of scraps. It looks like you designed it! Congratulations!

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  19. Oh my goodness, I love this little quilt and to think that you were just repurposing scraps - mind-blowing!!!

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  20. That is SO cute! I think adding the solid gray blocks made it even more interesting. And of course the striped binding - perfect!

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