Sunday, February 8, 2015

quiet scrap eater {all finished}

I started this little quilt one afternoon a few days back completely on a whim, as I was trying to avoid thinking about what to make for dinner :). And, before I knew it, I dumped my scrap buckets on the floor and started sorting - I wanted to use only low volume prints but once I made a few blocks I decided some additional color would bring more interest to the finished quilt.


Just like with my Scrap Eater quilt, I followed this tutorial to make my blocks. I very highly recommend you give it a try if you want to use up some of your scraps in quite a short period of time. Every time I make these blocks I'm amazed at how quickly they come together.


I was originally planning on making a lap sized quilt but once I made 13 blocks I was done. I decided to do a 3 x 4 layout and added strips of fabric to the sides to make the finished quilt a little wider (my blocks were 12.5" square before sewing them together).


I think this lovely berry backing fabric is such a fun contrast to the quilt top. Plus, it's super super soft and it gives the quilt a wonderful drape.


I did a random grid quilting (this might be my very favorite quilting pattern at the moment). I really like how quilting sort of disappears into the patchwork and does not compete with all the craziness that's already going on here :). 


I then I used this wider striped fabric for the binding. I love how it not only frames all the scrappy blocks, it also contrasts so very nicely with the berry backing. Definitely a win win.


This Quiet Scrap Eater quilt finished at 44" x 48" and all the pictures were taken after the quilt was washed and tumble dried.

Svetlana

26 comments:

  1. This is perfect! And I so get the "how it happened". Lol! Some of my best work happens when I am trying to avoid doing something else!

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  2. This is so peaceful and lovely! Definitely on my bucket list! Jxo

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  3. Oh so so lovely. Such a pleasure to see what you create. Thank you <3

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  4. I'm going to try this style of quilting on my next baby quilt. Do you have helpful hints to avoid puckers where the stitching lines intersect?

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  5. It is perfection! Love your scraps

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  6. This is great!
    I love your scrap selection!

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  7. I wish I could put together scraps like that. What a gorgeous quilt!

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  8. You have gorgeous scraps. Love how they turned out in this quilt. This is my favourite kind of quilt to make . I have made a couple and mine were quite low volume as well. I think they are just so pretty as well as looking modern :-)

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  9. So very smart to include some pops of strong color in an otherwise low-volume quilt. I love the binding too. Such a pretty quilt.

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  10. It's wonderful. What kind of batting did you use? It does have wonderful drape!

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  11. Svetlanko, ta deka je krasna! Moc se ti povedla a je opravdu super, jak jsi tu a tam vlozila barevne kousky latek. Je to super vysledek. Budu muset prohrabnout svou zasobu svetlych latek a neco take zkusit :) Mej krasne dny! Jola

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  12. Beautiful! I love the soft look of this washed quilt. Just the inspiration I needed as I stare at all my scraps!

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  13. Do you trim your scraps as you go, or do they "naturally" come out "square?"

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    1. I trim the finished block only (I use 12.5" square ruler), but I do make sure my scraps have straight edges so everything fits in nicely without any puckers.

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  14. I love quilts like this; you make it look so easy!

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  15. Such a happy little quilt! I'm getting up the nerve to try this tutorial as scraps are not my thing and really kind of make me nervous :-)

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  16. Very pretty! The binding just finishes it up perfectly!

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  17. Hi there!
    what kind of spray basting do you use? I'm a bit scared to try a scrap quilt probably because it's so freeing and no pattern to follow. But I have tons of scraps and need to do something!! Thanks for your inspiration.

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  18. Looks like a great alternative for getting fibre in your diet ;o)

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  19. Oh, goodness. How pretty! What is that black stripe fabric? It's the perfect binding. I love that it's a wide stripe.

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