Sunday, February 5, 2017


I guess the great thing about my absence on this blog over the holidays, is that I have LOTS to share. I've been working on this quilt for a while.  I started it because my blue scraps were plentiful...still are.  
I sewed it together in strips, I'd sew about 12 inches of strips together, and then square them up, to make blocks.  Once I had enough blocks, I'd sew them together to form a row. After sewing one or two rows, I decided to add in a few pops of orange.  I like how it worked out.  I love the scrappiness of this quilt.  

This is my backing...if I could change one thing about this quilt, it'd be the backing.  I like the scrappy squares (good use of fat quarters), but I wish I'd used a different color--NOT blue.  With so much blue on the front, I think a different color (yellow or orange, or even just low volume prints) would have worked better.  I'm still happy I used up stash.  
 For the binding I used this white polka dot (see here's another light binding).
 For quilting I sewed vertical and horizontal lines, randomly spaced (2-4 inches apart), and it's a winner.  The quilt is still soft, it blends into this quilt design, and it was super easy! .  I was not excited about this quilt for quite a while, I didn't love much about it, but it's funny how once it's quilted and washed, how that can change.  It's one of my favorite quilts right now. 

Quilt stats:
Finished size: 56" x 66"(after washing and drying)
Pattern: none.  (see method above)  
front: scraps
back: stash
binding: Country Girls by Riley Blakel
Batting:  Warm and White


  1. I like this ALOT! Thanks for the idea!

  2. It's a gorgeous scrap quilt. I love the orange!

  3. Love it, Love it, Love it...all of it! :)

  4. really pretty, I love a scrappy quilt :)

  5. What a great use of scraps and stash. Love the pop that the orange gives amongst the blue.

  6. Oh it's such a sweet quilt! Scrappy in a slightly controlled way - very cool and the pops of color are important - not just the orange but the bits of color within the blue prints.

  7. I love this quilt, and they do get so much better once they are washed and dried. Much more, for lack of a better description, quilt like! The use of scraps makes it an even bigger winner! Now, what are you going to do with it - that is the true question?! ~smile~

  8. I super like this!! Makes me want to run for my scrap drawers and make one in every color!

  9. Really love the quilt! The strawberry fabric in particular has caught my eye x


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