Thursday, November 19, 2015

Scrappy Summer 2015



The Scrappy Summer 2015 quilt got its green print binding hand stitched on last night, so now I can cross another project off the list. The quilt consists of 96 squares of a large variety of fabrics and the same number of four patches consisting of white and another solid.

The block setting is rather random, but I think it looks good the way it turned out in the end.The design is from Cluck Cluck Sew. The quilt is 48" x 64", which is a good size for a charity quilt. I bought he backing fabric at Ikea where they had a sale on it late summer/early fall for about 1 dollar a yard (!). The big raspberry print is perfect for backing for charity quilts for the children's ward at the hospital, it is cute and cheery to look at, and it was wide enough for not having to piece the back. The fabric was obviously a limited edition for the summer of 2015, and now I have enough of it for a few more quilts.


The quilting was a rather simple one: straight lines cross hatching the quilt. This simple quilting design looks good here, since the amount of different scraps made the quilt top look quite busy. I chose to quilt it with green thread both at top and in the bobbin, and I think that gives a great dimension to the back as well, with those giant raspberries. The green print binding completes the quilt in a nice way.

Most of the prints for the blocks were not pre-washed, but I don't fear for washing the quilt before I donate it. I have had good results using a couple of color catchers when washing quilts. Last time it was actually the green binding that had a bleeding issue, but the color catcher sheets caught everything.

I am sorry that I don't have any outdoor pictures of this quilt, yet, but it is dark outside both when I leave for work in the morning and when I arrive home late afternoon. The weekend will be good for pictures in natural light.

This was my ALYoF goal for November, and is also my third accomplished goal for 2015 Finish Along List over at Adrianne at On the Windy Side.

Linked up to Needle and Thread Thursday .


2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

11 comments:

  1. looks just great. Congrats on a finish! LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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  2. That is really nice. I love all of the colors.

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  3. Nothing better than using up scraps to make a great quilt. Someone is going to cherish it for years.

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  4. I love this quilt! Scrap quilts are my favorite. It is sure to bring comfort and smiles.

    Thank you for explaining how confident you are of using some of the fabrics that were prewashed and some that weren't. I've always prewashed but want to get away from it. I've had fabulous results using color catchers too.

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  5. That's a lovely finish and will make someone at the hospital very happy for a snuggle I'm sure!

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  6. You've made a beautiful quilt. Doesn't it feel great to sew the last stitch on the binding and call it done? (I just finished a binding on a quilt, too.)

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  7. Congratulations on completing your goal. It's a beauty! I just love scrappy. It makes my heart sing!

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  8. I love scrappy quilts - so much interest going on!! You did a great job on this one!!! Congratulations on achieving your November goal!

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  9. Definitely a cute and cheery quilt with a great backing fabric, congratulations on your November finish.

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  10. Scrappy quilts are my favorite, and this one just shines! I've wanted to get away from pre-washing, too. Have you noticed a difference in shrinkage among the fabrics when the quilt is washed?

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  11. To clarify, I was asking if there are a mixture of washed and pre-washed fabrics in your quilts, do you notice when you wash the finished quilt if they act differently in the quilt. Does that make sense? Ha

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