Monday, June 9, 2014

scrappy sixteen patch


I love making happy scrappy baby quilts. So, the other day I grabbed a stack of already cut 2.5" squares in array of colors and got to sewing. I had no precise plan in mind, I simply sewed the squares together to make scrappy sixteen patches. The only "rule" I tried to follow was not to put the same fabric /shade next to each other.


I was chain piecing my squares and before I knew it I had 10 sixteen patches all finished. All that scrappiness needed some room to breathe, so I decided to alternate scrappy blocks with polka dotty ones. I think polka dots make all the colors pop and become even brighter.


I also tried a new kind of FMQ on this quilt. It's definitely not perfect, but I quite enjoyed quilting these giant flowers to fill up each square. 


I like the way flowers made each polka dotty square sort of pop after washing.


I enjoyed making this little quilt so much, I even started a boy version already :)

Hope you all have a very lovely rest of the day. Svetlana

38 comments:

  1. cute. and so effective as a quick project.

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  2. Adorable! And brilliant fmq flowers! Jxo

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  3. This is lovely!! And your FMQ flowers look great!

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  4. Sometimes simple is best. Nice touch with the fancy flower quilting.

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  5. Svetlanko, opet nadherny quilt! To prosivani je uzasne, moc se ti povedlo :) Pa, Jola

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  6. Very beautiful- I love the scrappy 16 patches. I'm just starting to practise fmq so I admire your flowers-I'm still working on evening out the loop de loops!!!

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  7. I love all the bright happy colors!

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  8. I think it's absolutely perfect - love it!

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  9. I love it. I didn't know you could chain-piece a square patch. I'll have to look into how to do that.

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  10. I really, REALLY like this quilt! Love the flower quilting.

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  11. I quilted flowers like that recently . Your quilt looks like it has such great texture. It's a beauty

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  12. I'm drawn to quilts like this.........simple, scrappy and cheerful!

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  13. I have been wanting to do something similar, except I had grabbed some neutrals with my colors and hate the way they look. So now my scrap quilt is in my oops pile. Yours looks fantastic. I really like the FMQ.

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  14. this has worked so very well, love the variety of colours in the 16 patch blocks and the spotty fabric works well with them, lovely quilting too

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  15. This is so fun! Bright and colorful without being too crazy. I can't wait to see your boy version!

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  16. Lovely colours! Very sweet quilt.

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  17. Stop. It.
    That's absolutely adorable!

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  18. This is incredibly adorable and those quilted flowers add the perfect touch. LOVE it!!

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  19. Love the way you have made the blocks breathe, makes all the difference, it's gorgeous.

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  20. so cute and fun. Love the polka dot!

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  21. Very nice, and love the dotty squares in between :o)

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  22. Such a fun scrappy quilt--and the polka dots were the perfect addition!

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  23. Very pretty! A great way to use up scraps. Your fmq flowers are awesome!

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  24. it's lovely- sometimes simple is best! Your fabrics pop in the design!

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  25. Love the pin dots, very cool

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  26. What a cute quilt and I love your quilting!

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  28. I just LOVE this little quilt! nice work, as always! you have a knack for making beautiful things!

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  29. Sometimes quick and easy is best! I have a stash of 2 1/2 inch squares that I often use for Bee Blocks. I love the flower quilting too

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  30. I love everything you make, Svetlana! This quilt is cute and modern and the fmq flowers look great!

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  31. This is simply lovely! The colors, the polka dots (I like your idea that they make the colors pop, that's a great tip), the floweredy quilting. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. This is beautiful! In fact, my daughter chose this pattern for me to make for her newly renovated bedroom-thank you for the inspiration!

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