I had a lot of Kaffe scraps (along with some solids) and wanted to make a very cheering quilt for a coworker.
It came together quickly. During production I tried storing the strips on a hanger, which I had not tried before, but certainly will again.
The finished size is 60×80 and uses all 2-1/2″ squares–1200 in all. Colored: 600. Background: 600 (That equals about 2-3/4 yards of each.)
This idea is easily adapted to any color scheme and is good for using all those small-but-not-too-small scraps that result from everyday quilting.
YAY! A finished quilt is a wonderful thing.
Black and bright started as a bunch of black and white print fabrics leftover (mostly) from three black-based quilts I made a while back.
Add the bright pieces and you are off!
And a scrappy binding. And a suitable back.
Ta-dah, a quilt
It started as a color experiment. My black and white scraps were overflowing, as were the solids.
Not a bad combination.
It seems a little too much like other designs I have done recently, but I ran out of scraps before it could go further.
The binding will be scrappy solids to mirror those pieces in the quilt. I hope to quilt it in the next few weeks and we’ll see how it looks as a finished piece.
68″ square. Not very big, but as big as I could go with what I had. And that is OK. Nice couch quilt size.
There is sewing happening. And it is all throwback sewing…taking the time to revisit and enjoy tutorials I developed years ago.
These are the hundred patch centers of a Hundred Patch quilt. All the patches are done and the pieced sashing, too. Just need to cut the background sashing and stitch it all together. This quilt is planned as a gift for a colleague at school.
This is the beginning of a Hundred Hugs quilt just because I found cute backing fabric and babies seem to come along regularly. That is a good enough reason.
While I do have ideas for some new designs, I have enjoyed revisiting old favorites. Nice to return to my roots.
The Speed Squares quilt is a FINISH!
Partially cut ahead of time, I finished cutting and started piecing last Tuesday. Pieced and assembled Wednesday and Thursday. Quilted Friday. Bound Saturday.
Gifted today (Monday) to a teaching friend who needed a quilt, I’m sure.
ps–Finishes at 50″ x 70″ (20 squares by 28 squares). Squares 3″ unfinished. Color theory: 50% background (obviously), remaining half 2/3 blue and 1/3 red.
After sprint sewing Tuesday night, Wednesday’s pace was more measured. After all, there were people at home and other things to do. While I voted for popcorn for dinner today, the family vetoed. We are going over to a friend’s house to share with them.
Daughter did her part yesterday producing vast quantities of PIE. That has become a tradition at our house. We will assemble a buffet tray later and drop it off at the local fire station–We are grateful for the people who work so we can play today.
Anyway, I started assembly on the top. About half way…
I hope to finish today. Tomorrow I have time reserved on the machine I rent and, with a little luck, it will be a quilted quilt. Binding Saturday??? Whew!
After a sewing drought, I found myself with an evening to myself.
Ah–blissful sewing time!
I hauled out an idea that I had started to cut for a while back and cut a little more to go with it.
Then started sewing!
Three hours later I have over half of a top. With any luck at all I will have MORE sewing time today. Hmmm…would the family be ok with popcorn for dinner tomorrow?