Scrap Quilt #3







This quilt was made up of all the leftover 2.5"x3.5" rectangles.  There was obviously no color plans here at all.  I included every piece that was left.  I did alternate light and dark values (although only relative to the color next to it).  And I would use up all of one fabric before moving on to the next.  I like how this gives it a bit of presence without being totally chaotic.

Of course, to mix it all up completely would have looked ok too.  That would have been a completely different look.  But I do like how keeping all of one kind of fabric together gives it a bit of stripey flow. 

This quilt is one of those that so totally doesn't work, that it does!  I really like the unusual color combos that I keep noticing as I look at it.  A lot of these are fabrics that I would not naturally pair together, so it's fun to see them hanging out together here.

The backing is a sweet floral print, and the size is 51"x58"

7 comments

  1. What an interesting design choice. It really worked to bring an antique feel to the quilt. LOVE it!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Gorgeous as always. This would be a fun way to use up unusual fabrics in my 2.5" strip bin that keep getting passed over. Great flow of fabrics. Gorgeous stitch in the ditch work!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love all of your scrappy quilts, this one included. What a great way to use up those scraps that keep piling up!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I sure do admire your style of quilting!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Like your scrap quilts. This is one I put together with 3-1/2" squares putting 4 squares together in a harmonious block and then more less joining them in rows. It drove me nuts cause I invariably mixed them up on the trip from the bed to the iron to the machine but people like it anyway.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love these little rectangles! I noticed that you did stitch in the ditch quilting and I was wondering what thread you used? Is that invisible thread or is it only my eyes?!

    ReplyDelete
  7. I just don't understand how each of your quilts is my favorite. I love them all! There is something about the combination of your design and fabric color choices that just make each of your quilts radiant. Thank you for sharing!

    ReplyDelete