Wednesday, January 25, 2017

A Scrappy Finish

A while back I finished this gorgeous quilt kit from Michael Miller fabrics and of course ended up with a pile of scraps.

I love scraps!  And usually after I finish a project, the scraps immediately get broken up and distributed by size, color etc.  But these scraps just seemed to want to stay together.  so, they have sat for more than a year just hanging out.  One of my quilty goals for this year is to get some of these WIP and stacks of saved fabric taken care of! So, on my list for January was to do something with the leftovers from this quilt.

Here is the scrappy stack:

 This stack included large 1 yard pieces all the way down to strips of 2 1/2 inches.  I needed a pattern that could use up some smaller pieces as well as some bigger cuts for the bigger designs.  I decided on the Scrappy Summer Quilt by Cluck Cluck Sew.  It was perfect for a scrappy quilt!!

I ran out of the white with black dots fabric that I was using for the "white" blocks, so I bought about 2/3 yards of a similar dot.  I think the different sized dots just add to the scrappy feel.

I also mixed in a few other scraps to give it more variety and to save the larger pieces for a backing...

Ta Da!!  A pieced backing using only leftovers.  Yay!  A practically free quilt.  :)

I really enjoyed the tutorial for this quilt and will absolutely be using it again.  It was a quick and easy way to use up those scraps.

Even though I am sure this quilt top and backing will be hanging in my closet unquilted for some time, I feel better knowing that those scraps are all sewn together.

Thanks for stopping by!