Sunday, March 8, 2015

My Genuine Scrappy

This one is an easy scrappy made completely from leftovers in my stash.  I decided to take all of the FQ or smaller pieces that were predominately orange to yellow from my drawer and assorted other hiding places,

and cut one 10x5 inch strip and two 5 inch squares from each fabric.

Then I started laying them out on my design floor and rearranging until I thought they looked ok together:

I sewed them into blocks (two squares to one large strip) then alternated the placement of the larger strips, one horizontal then one vertical.  Yes, I had to cut down the large strips by ½ inch when I sewed the blocks together but I had intentionally cut them at ten inches (just in case I needed more 5 inch squares) since I wasn’t really counting anything at that point and didn’t know how many of each size I would need to make a top.

After sewing the blocks all together, I added a small dark orange stop border and a six inch top and bottom border to make it approximately 40 x 60.  That size is good for Quilts Beyond Borders, which is where this quilt will go.

Don’t know how I’ll quilt it yet, but it was fun to make!  I still have orange and yellow pieces, but maybe I'll make another with yellow and blue ... the sky's the limit now!

Linking up to Quilting is more fun than Housework's Oh Scrap!


Ginny said...

Sounds like a lot of work - I think everything is more fun than housework. Thinking about giving the later up!GJ

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

What a happy little quilt! i love the spots of orange in it! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Andrea @ Mouse in My Pocket said...

Your quilt top is lovely. I definitely think you should make more.

mtnquiltr said...

So bright and pretty! I like how you improvised piecing it together.