2.20.2012

Baby Scrap Quilt

My favorite part about this quilt is that I didn't buy any fabric for it. I didn't buy batting or backing or binding or thread. I actually used all things that were already in my sewing room. I have a huge bucket of scraps and it was dreamy to knock it down ever so slightly. Plus with all the odd sizes pieces available to me, I didn't really cut or alter them and just tried to wing how everything went together (I didn't use a formal pattern) which made it very liberating and fun to sew up. It makes me want to make another one and explore some other ideas I have for free-form piecing.
My only criticism is that it should've had larger white areas. I just didn't have that many white scraps. The next one I'll probably have to buy some solid fabric and not worry about it being scrappy. Of course I have a few other quilts to finish first before I can run off and start another one just for fun.

The Front
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The Back (the aqua is flannel for softness and comfort)
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Detail of one of the blocks
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4 comments:

Crystal said...

This quilt is awesome! I love how it turned out and that you used your scraps to make it. Visually speaking, I think it has just the right amount of white...plus, that's all the white you had so it's the right amount anyway. :) Improv quilts are definitely my favorite to make and look at...they're so fun!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Viewing your blog stimulates my creativity. With projects that span the color spectrum, there's something for everyone. Traditional to Modern quilters (and everyone in between) can find that "NU" that they want to make. For this reason, I would like to pass along the Liebster Blog Award to you.

Award details can be found in the following post:

http://thejoyfulquilter.blogspot.com/2012/05/liebster-love-awarded.html

Just Keep Quilting!
The Joyful Quilter

wannabequilter.com said...

Love it! So colorful, and what a great way to get through some of that stash.

beebee said...

sweet and colorful quilt...
I am working through my scraps too. they seem to reproduce as I go along!LOL
I enjoyed looking at your blog.
hugs
beebee