Hopefully you aren’t tired of seeing them, because I am not tired of making them.
It is so easy to take 2-1/2″ strip leftovers, or to cut some from scrap, and before you know it, TA-DAH, you have a quilt!
And, as was pointed out by a reader, no background fabric is needed. Just happy-scrappy beauty.
No one will be bored sleeping under or snuggling in this quilt.
ps–Here is the link to the block tutorial: TUTORIAL: Welcome Home Quilt Block – Wedding Dress Blue (wordpress.com)
The first quilt top created was the last one finished. That happens sometimes. But I am pleased with the outcome and look forward to sharing a round up of all of them (four sizes).
If you have a Star Kissed top/quilt you would like included, let me know. I would love to see how you finished yours.
The pieces in this one are SO TINY! It makes my heart happy.
For now it is staying here with the other three. I have some notion about doing a presentation of some kind on scale and setting options in quilts…I don’t know how that would work, really. But it might be fun.
In the meantime, I have a lovely throw to enjoy.
This is the third Welcome Home top finished for donation.
They are quick and each–all 2-1/2″ strips and only 48 blocks. You can get all the details HERE: TUTORIAL: Welcome Home Quilt Block – Wedding Dress Blue (wordpress.com)
I like the scrappy happy look, but it is easy to see a more controlled color scheme could be used for wedding quilts, quilts of valor or just about any occasion.
Pushing towards a finish soon.
Some of all of those half square triangles are now in a finished top.
I found a great starting point HERE: Joannes Designs Week52 (all-about-quilts.com)
Obviously I changed the solid color squares to half-square triangle blocks. I also sized the blocks up to 8″ so the top finishes as a nice size throw (56″ x 72″).
It went together quickly. It is a little quirky with the very traditional color scheme and the wild layout, but I do like it. It would be a fun quilt to show off free motion quilting.
I hope to have a completed project soon. In the meantime, I am still plotting/pondering on what to do with the almost 500 half square triangles that remain…Someone put a lot of work into them. And I am grateful.
When I found out that my best-friend-since-4th-grade’s daughter was getting married, there had to be a quilt.
And the daughter likes black and white.
And I had scraps.
The blocks came together very quickly: 2 2-1/2″ squares, 2 2-1/2 x 4-1/2″ strips, 1 2-1/2 x 6-1/2″ strip. Ta-dah! This quilt used 108 blocks and finishes at 54″ x 72″.
It will be mailed next week.
I started my version of North Star State.
There are so many small pieces of 1930s reproductions in my stash and I had been looking for just the right project.
Because much of my fabric is small scraps, I am making the blocks 1/2 size. It will take a lot of them, but I am not in a hurry.
It is amazing what a difference scale and setting options can make.
Here is the latest size version of the Star Kissed Quilt: 2″. The top finishes at 75″ square.
Here are all 4 together: 1-1/4″, 1-1/2″, 2″, and 2-1/2″.
There are certainly more ways to set and finish them, but hopefully you find these options inspiring.
It is SO much fun to play with tiny squares, and there are SO many ways to use them.
Using THIS TUTORIAL and the the last of the leftover jelly roll scraps that created the coin quilts, I made this baby quilt top.
It was fun to add scraps to make it work. The light blue solid doesn’t show quite the right color here. It looks better in person.
There are a lot of quiltalongs going on out there, but this one caught my eye: North Star State.
Consider joining us.
And now you can can you have heard.
If you are looking for a scrap quilt pattern that is versatile, good looking, beginner friendly, group friendly, quick and just plain FUN, you have found it: Welcome Home Quilt Block.
Yes, all of these are Welcome Home Blocks!
As long as the pieces match up, it does not matter what order you assemble them–traditional log cabin, court house steps, random–they all look good.
MATERIALS (for each block–it takes 48 blocks to make a 60″ x 80″ quilt)
From a variety of scraps, cut…
2 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ squares
2 2-1/2″x4-1/2″ strips
2 2-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ strips
2 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ strips
1 2-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ strip
- Stitch the 2-1/2″ squares together. Press.
- Add the 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ strips, matching ends and pressing between each.
- Add the 2-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ strips, matching ends and pressing between each.
- Add the 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ strips, matching ends and pressing between each.
- Add the 2-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ strip, matching ends. Press.
- Ta-dah! That’s it. Now, go make a whole bunch more.
Yep, this quilt was built with just such blocks! Aren’t you excited?! Go build 48 blocks and have a nice size quilt people will cuddle under with love.