I am very, very happy to be completely finished with my Scrap Attack quilt. Although I wasn’t awarded a single prize (and I can’t pretend I didn’t wish Mr. Random Number Generator would have chosen my entry), I sure feel like a winner with my 3rd completion this year. Yep, I finished it on March 31. That’s 3 quilts in 3 months. One might say I’m on a kaiser (I’m on a roll, get it? Kaiser?)
I like the back too – you can see the quilting better. It disappears on the front.
The quilt was made almost entirely from scraps. I purchased only the solid (Kona Azure) for the random aqua blocks and the binding. All the other fabric came from my scrap bins. Each block is 3 1/2″ square and the finished quilt is 60″ x 72″. The backing was an old Ralph Lauren sheet I had purchased years ago and never used. It’s twin was used for the back of M’s Christmas quilt.
Start date: 2/24/12; finish date 3/31/12.
I also completed 4 blocks for the Faith Circle of do. Good Stitches bee. Des asked for 4 butterfly blocks (using this tutorial) in fresh, pretty girl colors. After I took this picture, I measured and they were just a bit shy of 6 1/2″ so I had to take them apart and re-stitch the middle. I admit I’m struggling with a 1/4″ seam on my new machine. I have to move the needle quite far to the right to get the seam allowance more accurate.
I worked on another block for the MMQG bee where I had seam allowance issues. That block is “Missing your kiss” from the Modern Blocks book. I had to completely disassemble it and that’s as far as I got. One block of the 9 patch is just a bit smaller than 4″ square so I hope I can get more fabric to remake it. Grrr.
Finally, I took a leap and free motion quilted my first quilt. This is also one of the earliest quilt tops I made and it’s my own creation. Nothing fancy about it. It’s going to Quilts for Kids as soon as I bind it. The fabric is primarily Santorini by Lila Tueller.
MMQG March bee block
MMQG April bee block
Faith Circle – do. Good Stitches April block
Baby blanket for Quilts for Kids
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