Friday, October 19, 2012

Scrappy Stash Quilt Along

Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts is hosting the Scrappy Stash Quilt Along. I wasn't going to join because a) I need another project like I need a whole in the head and b) I didn't think I had enough scraps. But it was just too tempting and has been just too fun.

I finished my top this morning! It's rather small and I'm still considering how I might make it bigger, but I'm definitely scrapped out.

Here's my process . . . Using Jennifer's tutorial, I started out with gray because I did have scraps of those.

I realized I had black scraps, although the pieces were wonky-leftover-kaleidascope pieces . . . gives these blocks character.

Then a fun idea occurred. I dug out every remotely orange piece and dug through my stash for a few supplemental pieces. One ended up being a "use every last piece I have and make a kind of log cabin" block . . . still fun.

Here's what it looked like at that point.  This would have been fun, but would have required a fabric purchase to add more orange.

So I pulled purple and green scraps and cut strips from my stash.

Now I have a rather small, but finished quilt top.  Linking it up to Crazy Mom Quilts' Finish It Up Friday.

On a side note, my son is almost as tall as my sister. Ok, she is the shortest one in the family, but still . . . how did that happen?


Glinda ♥ said...

Love your colours, great finish :)

liz said...


Carla said...

Oh wow! I only have 11 blocks made. Very nice top, and fast!

Jennie said...

I love it - great colors, great wonky blocks. What a fun quilt to have around.

Nat at Made in Home said...

Great colours!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

The color combination is fantastic! What a great effect from these scrappy blocks !