Tuesday, September 7, 2021

512 - A Valued Scrap Quilt

 I love making scrap quilts! It feels so good utilizing every little piece of my leftover fabrics. I can't get myself to throw away fabric, that's why my scrap bins overfloweth!

When Erica Jackman of Kitchen Table Quilting came out with the tutorial for the #valuedscrapquilt I just had to try making one.


This is the result. The tutorial called for a 60" x 72" finished size, that's 720 pieces of fabric scraps cut to 2.5" x 3.5", but I went for a smaller size; 48" x 64" which is a perfect size for a charity quilt.


This is early in the designing process, testing out the placement of the blocks.


 During the photo shoot of the finished quilt I tested out this amazing tree as a quilt holder. I have never seen any tree like this in my corner of the world, I hope it will stay there forever!


A closer look of the finished quilt on my deck shows the complete design. A total of 512 scrap blocks cut to 2.5" x 3.5", laid out in a pleasing design of 16 x 32 blocks.

Even though a lot of scraps were used to make this quilt, there is still an abundance of fabrics in my scrap bins...

A black and white version of the previous picture shows that there is good color value gradation in the quilt.

I used this fun print from Ikea (2015) for the backing.

This is my tenth charity quilt for the year 2021, and number 74 all time for the children's ward at the hospital.

Keep on quilting!



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