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Friday, February 21, 2014

Scrapitude top is done!

I've been working on the Scrapitude Mystery Quilt on Sandy's Quilting for the Rest of Us blog and podcast.

scrapitude top

The quilt was designed by Sandy's guild friend Charlotte.  She promised we could make it totally scrappy, and I took her at her word.  It seems to have worked!

We did a 2 1/2 inch square exchange at the Calgary Modern Quilt guild last year, and I got about 300 squares from that.  I also had about a million charm squares from a series of swaps I participated in with an online group several years ago.  Add some whites that I had in my yardage, and some more 2 1/2 inch squares from my own scraps, and I was off to the races!

All of those triangles on the outside edge are all half square triangles, so all bias.  I'll be adding a 2 1/2 inch white border, just to tame those bias edges. Then comes the hard part - trying to decide how to quilt it!

10 comments:

Crickets Corner said...

I'm usually just a quiet lurker but this quilt is amazing! It just makes me smile. I love everything about it and now have to go over to Sandy's and check it out.

Linda said...

A scrappy delight! It's just wonderful.

Nancy-Rose said...

love this!

Mary R. said...

Totally scrappy totally works, it came out beautiful! Are the whites all different as well?

Linda said...

Just love your quilt with the white background! Each block really shines when encased in white. It really works well, and you were very dedicated to get this finished in such short order!

Linda said...

Just love your quilt with the white background! Each block really shines when encased in white. It really works well, and you were very dedicated to get this finished in such short order!

Peg said...

Wow that is beautiful, love all the colors!

Little House on the Hill said...

Awesome what a great way to use your scraps

Cheers Pauline

Rosemary Dickinson said...

I love scrappy quilts and this one is to die for! Beautiful!!

What Comes Next? said...

this is a wonderful quilt - love the bright scrappy colours.