Saturday, August 13, 2011

Don't Scrap Your Scraps! Project 5: Using Charms and Other Large Scraps

For the 5th and final scrap project, I have another quilt to share! I made this quilt from a charm pack, but it could easily be made from any large scraps. My scraps are conveniently cut into 5" squares, so I may use this as a scrap buster in the future!
I began by piecing my scraps/charms into long strips. I used 4 strips for this quilt, 3 on the front and 1 on the back. With my strips pieced, I chose a coordinating solid for the front and back. On the front I used a quilter's linen in straw, and on the back I used a similarly colored kona.
With my fabrics chosen, I played around with arranging the pieced strips until I was happy with the design. I only had a yard of my quilter's linen, so that limited my size and layout (not to mention I think I cut my quilter's linen wrong 3 times. There's a reason I included 3 strips in the quilt top!)
When I had the top pieced I felt that something was missing, so I grabbed a few coordinating charms and appliqued the recipient's name in the lower righthand corner. (Ignore the goofy sun spot over the name!)
The back is a kona solid, I quilted straight lines about 1" apart, and used a green print for the binding:
 This quilt finished at 36.5" x 39.5".
Fabric is Plume by Tula Pink.
Quilter's linen for the top and Kona for the back.
Thanks for following along as I sewed through some of my scraps! I still haven't quite been overcome by the scrap-saving bug, but it is fun to see these ideas sewn up. I think my favorite projects were the improv blocks from the first quilt and the mendocino pillow, and I can see myself sewing more of those from some of my favorite scraps!

P.S. Zoe was also the recipient of Addy's first quilt!


Creative disorganization said...

That is luvly...simple but effective...luv it

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Nicely quilted.

Sarah @ FairyFace Designs said...

Love the simplicity of this, very striking!

Sarah said...

I have loved your scrap ideas!! You really know how to crank out the quilts. It's fun to see all your awesome scrap fabric. I would want to throw that cute fabric away either.

felicity said...

Beautifully simple!