Sunday, August 27, 2023

Oh Scrap! : A Sneaky Finish

 Surprise!  I don't just work on the Color Stix quilts.

I had received about a yard and a half of this striped fabric.  It would make a great striped binding for the right quilt...but I doubted I would ever have a need for it. 

So, I decided to use it to make a simple scrap quilt.

I cut the fabric into 4.5 x 8.5 rectangles and went to my 2.5" square stash and picked out all the prints that remotely went with the fabric.  It was mindless work to sew those squares together.

Once I made the center, I framed it in a pumpkin-colored plaid fabric.  I then added a second navy solid border and then bound it with the same plaid.

On the back, I used a rust and brown print that I was planning on using in a block drive - but I rarely ask for brown blocks so I decided this was a better use.

This was a quick finish and it used up some of the smaller cuts that have been donated.

...And it gobbled up some of my scraps.  I was so happy to find some of them a home!

This quilt measures 48 x 54".  The amount of striped fabric kind of dictated the size.  I will be adding this to the Compassion Quilt pile (that is already starting to grow again).

It was a nice change of pace to make this cutie.


It is now your turn to share what you are making with scraps.  Here are the details for linking up: 

  • This linky party is for any scrappy project - It can be in-process or a finished piece.
  • You can link up your blog post (not your homepage please) or Instagram photo from the past week that features your use of scraps.
  • If you are linking to a blog post, I ask that you link back to my blog somewhere in your post. So if you are writing about scraps, just get into the habit of including a link as there will be a linky party available every week!
  • If you are using Instagram, please use the hashtag #ohscrap.
  • This is a party so remember to socialize and comment on the posts of others.
  • Following my blog is not necessary but it sure would be great if you do! 

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Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

What a handsome quilt!!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You are so creative with hard to use prints and colors! I love this one - it really has a fall feel. What a great way to use up those squares, too. Have a great Sunday,Cyndy!

Chantal said...

I am pleasantly surprised. Upon seeing the second picture, I will admit that I wasn't in love with it. I had a change of mind when I saw the entire quilt. Wow! What a cutie! It has a masculine, country flair that I love. Bravo! ;^)

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Very Nice Sneaky FInish!!! said...

What a great use of that striped fabric. Again, you've made it appear that this was your plan all along. The backing fabric is beautiful. WOW. . . .AGAIN!!!

Sylvia@Treadlestitches said...

Great use for that striped fabric, and lovely quilting!

Mystic Quilter said...

You hit on a good idea for this particular fabric, the resulting quilt looks really smart.

Bonnie said...

Take a bow Cynthia -- you did a great job. And I agree it would be a great way to "gobble up some of my scraps." That quilt is an all around win-win event.

Kate said...

That orange and navy really finish out the quilt beautifully! Congrats on using up some difficult prints in that project. That backing is really fun and works so well on that project.

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a great way to use up the stripe print and scraps. I love the pumpkin orange plaid fabric to tie it all together. Have a great week!

Nann said...

One of my church rummage sale bargains last week was a striped print that looks to be from the same line! Your creative cutting and piecing gives me an idea for using it.

Angie in SoCal said...

How creative was your use of that striped fabric. I really like that orange and navy combination. Great way to use scraps!

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