All done and ready to make the back and then quilt.
This is the new layout. Single rows of 12 scrap blocks each.
I tried all the colors before deciding on the avocado borders. Liked it best.
And then decided to make a color strip border just for the left and right sides using all polka dots and dotted swiss fabrics.
The five inch strips looked far and wide between colors so I cut them in half and went with 2 1/2″ instead. Separated by 1 1/2″ black polka dots.
The smaller ones look so much better.
Here’s the completed quilt top. 15 rows. Green, gold, turquoise, red, blue, burgundy and purple. Colors repeat once and ends with a 3rd green row.
I have been working on this quilt on and off for a month. 180 blocks @ 15 minutes (average) per scrap block = 45 hours. And that was just for the scrap blocks!!
For the back, I will use some leftover blocks and large pieces of the dotted fabrics. And with the quilt top being so full of color, I will use black for the binding. Right now it measures 64″ by 80″. It was made from about 98% scraps since I did cut some strips from my stash and used about a dozen 6″ charm squares to chop up.
So glad it is finally finished. That was a LOT of work. But I did enjoy working on it.
Now I can start on something new. Still with scraps though. I made a dent in my scraps but still need to reduce them more. And mainly, I like how I have no fear whatsoever in combining all different types of prints. I would never have created this look working with just my stash. With scraps, you don’t mind experimenting. It is already a scrap. No harm if you don’t like it. Take it apart and return it to the scrap bin.
So… what are you working on?
Do you have a lot of scraps? Are you working to reduce them or just letting them pile up? 😀