All scrap quilts have a story of sorts. If they are true scrap quilts they are born of another project. This quilt was is yet another example of how to make a “free” quilt from everything you have leftover.
After completing an Easter project with my mother (one of my scrap patterns she decided to make from a pack of jelly rolls)… she sent me home with all her leftovers. Those leftovers included some jelly roll strip sets , leftover castoffs and a couple of pieces of really long border pieces cut from the sides of her quilt top.
I was working on a new scrap quilting book so, before tossing them in with the other scraps, I took a minute to survey what was in the box. From those strip sets I saw a vision on pinwheels. Not enough pinwheels to make a whole quilt top though… so there would have to be some improv.
All the leftover slivers were sewn together into crazy blocks and the leftover border pieces were cut into squares. All that was left was some design wall work.
I put the pinwheels up first and then began filling in the holes with the floral squares made from the leftover borders.
… Leaving a little room for the crazy blocks….
Here is a pic of the center completed. Now it’s time to find another border from some stash fabrics.
Once the border was on… time to make a plan for quilting it. I tried a mixed design. Some straight line quilting and some beautiful curves. Here is a pic of my doodles on the quilt top.
The finished product all ready to go into the book.
I’m really loving this one. It’s a fine example of an almost completely “free” quilt… or at least that’s how I see it.
What are you making with all your leftovers?