This is the third, and supposedly last, quilt from the rainbow quilt fabrics. It used the last of the blocks and a bunch of 1.5" strips for the border. I'm not sure I'm thrilled with the black stop border but I think it will look fine with a black binding. I have this on FloMo right now for lots of ruler work. It will be the class sample for the class I'm teaching at The Longarm Network.
After I finished the small quilt I decided to sort through the scraps and see what I had. There are tiny scraps, medium chunks, some triangle shapes and some large chunks. The intention was to make some placemats. Simple right?
The easy place to start was to sew all the small pieces together into scrappy blocks. I think I ended up with about 20 of these which is a great starting place for placemats. Then I started looking at the other piles of scraps to see what they might want to be.
I pulled the odd triangle shapes next and that was the end of the placemat idea. This is heading in the same direction as this quilt from leftovers. I'm possessed, just like with Fractured Fragments.
Here's one possibility but probably not the final layout. I'm going to work on wonky pinwheel blocks next and see where that goes. Unlike all of the rainbow quilts, this one will be set in white so that I'll have a lot of fun quilting space.
Like I said, it wasn't my intention to make another quilt but sometimes you've just got to go where the fabric leads you.
More updates to come.
4/8/2017 02:46:33 pm
love all the bright colors
4/8/2017 04:18:43 pm
Love the stars. You've got some awesome scraps there
4/8/2017 08:40:22 pm
Beware, fabric will lead you down many a garden path. heehehehee
4/10/2017 10:31:34 am
Now you know how I feel with all those gray and black pieces I have! I still have leftovers even though I made the four veterans quilts, five baby quilts, and my Chinese Coin quilt I just finished! I finally had to put the leftovers aside and move on to other things that needed my attention. I probably could get at least one more big quilt with what I had left. Good luck on using those scraps up!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.