Friday, September 23, 2022

A Scrap Mixology Finish

 I am finally feeling like I am making some progress on some of the projects cluttering up my sewing room.  It is such a good feeling!

Today I am sharing another Scrap Mixology quilt using the Bloom pattern.  This block is a variation of a basket block that is uniquely laid out to create this wonderful design.

This layout is featured in the pattern.  When I released the pattern, I thought I could go without making a sample of this design, but I just kept thinking how cool it would look in these colors.  So, I finally just had to scratch that itch and put one together.  I am so glad I did!

I played around with the quilting a bit.  Most of it is covered in swirls.  But I did put a big floppy feather that runs through the diamond in the middle of the quilt.

I found the perfect backing for it in my stash.  Not only were the colors perfect, but I had exactly enough to make it work.  I love it when that happens!

One more project is done and dusted.  So now I can move onto the next set of blocks awaiting assembly.  This one isn't as scrappy as I usually make my quilts.  The white background is all the same fabric.  And so are all the basket bases.  I love how it creates unity to this quilt.

As a reminder, here is the first layout I did with the blocks on point.  I used my Kaffe Fassett scraps to make this one.

I also made this fun layout.  I love the look of these big blocks.

Then there is the barn-raising layout.  This one is entirely made from the scrap bins.

All of these layouts (and even a few more) are included in the pattern.  It always surprises me how a quilt can look so different just by selecting scraps and rotating blocks.

If you are interested in making your own Bloom quilt, you can purchase the pdf pattern on Etsy or from my Payhip store.  I appreciate the support and hope you share a photo of your finished quilt with me.

If you are a guild or quilting group in the PNW, this pattern will be one I am teaching.  Contact me if you would like me to come show you how to get your scraps into pretty quilts like these.  I still have some spots in my 2023 calendar.

(FYI - I am really close to finishing all the quilts I need for my fifth Scrap Mixology so watch for the release of that pattern soon! Yippee!)


Vicki in MN said...

Great finishes!!

Pat at Bell Creek Quilts said...

I love all the different looks with the same block! Thanks for sharing!

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

wow like that first version and the colors

Libby in TN said...

Love these! Every time I see a Bloom quilt, I say I need to make one. Guess I need to start with the pattern, huh? Soon. said...

What a wonderful finish AND a parade of all the options. Each example is amazing! On another note, I signed up for Feedly and I'm getting your posts again. . .hooray as I don't want to miss a one!

Chantal said...

Congratulations, Cynthia! I love the diamond effect in the middle. So cool! Great design. Bravo! ;^)

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

The backing is so perfect and I love the movement this layout has!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's a pretty layout! Who knew that this block could do so many fun things?! I still have my Bloom blocks up on the design wall, getting ready to work on putting them together. Happy September Birthday! I know it's earlier in the month, but you can celebrate all month, right?!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Ohhh I like it!!!
and what fun to see all the others!

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

All beautiful and fabulous variety of layouts.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Oh my, I love the first version. Your quilting adds lots of movement in the -ve spaces! The AMH fabric in your baskets is one of my all time favourites!

Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Cynthia, I absolutely love your Scrap Mixology quilt - it may be the great mix of colours but it's really stunning.

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