Friday, December 30, 2022

A Scrappy Finish

 I have been finding myself with lots of time to sew.  

And I have been spending it trying to finish as many projects as I can.

I finally finished sewing up the blocks for this scrap quilt.  Then I immediately loaded it onto my longarm and quilted it.  

It all started with some voile fabric I received in a scrap bag.  The pieces were the trimmings from a backing so they were quite big.  There were a light and a dark print.  I cut them into 4.5" x 6.5" rectangles and framed them on three sides with brown 1.5" strips.

Then I pulled a bunch of scrappy strips, pulling the colors from the voile prints.  I continued to sew on strips until I could trim the blocks to 12.5" wide by 10.5" tall.

I played around with a lot of layouts and settled on this odd layout.

I used a dark blue and gold print for the back and bound it in a gold fabric. I also quilted a floral design in a dark gold thread.  It was definitely a fun quilt to work on!

I will be donating this one to the hospital. I just can't keep all the quilts I make!

The finished size is 60 x 70"

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There is still some time to pick up some fabric by the yard at great prices at Connecting Threads.   That is where I bought the backing for this quilt.


Juliana said...

I really love this quilt. It's one of my favorites from all the blogs that I follow. There is something so pleasing in your colors and fabric choices. When you donate this one and it is given to someone, it is going to make them soooo happy!!

Kate said...

Such a fun design! Congrats on the finish. I'm not usually one for busy patterns, but this one really works. For some reason it makes me think of an art exhibit.

Michelle said...

What a beauty!

Andra Ridout said...

What a lovely quilt! I have been wanting to do a similar one but I already have so many UFOs. I think this year will be a UFO finish challenge year. I have so many string scraps though too! said...

What a wonderful finish. The design is a great way to showcase large prints! Someone is going to be happy to receive this quilt!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

I really like the movement you created in the layout of this one. And the colors work so well together because of those unifying center prints. Hooray for lots of time to sew; Happy New Year!

Astrid said...

What a fun quilt! Congrats on the finish! Happy New (Quilting) Year!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's such a beautiful color combination! It's going to give someone a lot of comfort. Happy end-of-the-year finish!

Kat said...

This is one of my favs in a while. Love the colors and pattern!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats on your final scrappy quilt finish of 2022!! You always manage to make them sing. I think we should start calling your the Scrap Whisperer!

Michele said...

Nicely done!

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