I've been trying to use up more of my scraps lately and the #100days100blocks quilt along that I've been participating in is helping a bit, but I'm not using nearly as many of my scraps as I thought I would. So a couple of weeks ago, I took out one of my blue bins and started piecing blocks.
And before long, I had a fun quilt top made with nothing but scraps...
|It's raining cats and dogs here today and the forecast is calling for more rain for the next 4 days so I'm stuck with indoor pictures in very poor lighting - apologies!|
I used more scraps - grey ones - to frame every other square to try and reduce the chaos a bit and I really like the effect.
Some of these scraps are really old - like those more traditional flowery fabrics in there. And there are some of my favourite modern fabrics too - the ones I used in some of the quilts I love the most.
I quilted it with organic wavy lines with my walking foot with a soft blue Aurifil thread.
Making this quilt was such a fun exercise. I loved the freedom of piecing together random bits of fabric with no plan and no need to be exact with my seams.
The total size of the quilt is 60" x 75". I used 20 blocks in a 4 x 5 grid - each block is 15" finished.
And I'm happy to report that the first blue bin is now only about a quarter full!
I will linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts (who is also a big fan of scrappy quilts!) and at Rainbows Bunnies Cupcakes for TGIFF.
And this is project number 4 on my FAL list for Q4! Yay for finishes! :-)