August 18, 2012

Stash-busting Random Patchwork quilt top

I have been busy, I just haven't been blogging about what I was doing.  After I completed the top and back of the Kites quilt, I set about developing a plan for using the scraps leftover from the free stack of FQ's I'd won.

There wasn't a ton of the solid scraps; I decided to cut 4.5" strips and sub-cut 4.5" squares.  There weren't many; I went to my stash of FQ's and large scraps and pulled 3 or 4 prints to match each of the original 10 solids.  First I cut 6 of each print, then decided that wasn't enough; I cut more.  I strip-pieced, then sewed rows of 4, made blocks; then joined them all together.  I really tried to keep the whole quilt top random; I calling it random enough!

The finished quilt top is 64" x 56".   Some of these prints I would never "put together"; but made into a patchwork with the solids, I think they all work. I'll wait a couple of days to work on the quilt back.  Plus, I have some narrow solid strips left that I hope will be a great baby quilt.

May your bobbins always be full,


  1. G'day Jan. That looks just great. Well done. All of the colours blend really well together. Good on you. Take care. Liz...

  2. I think the best thing about a scrap quilt is that they always seem to look random and they are so colorful. Your kites quilt is lovely

  3. Both are bright, happy, scrappy fun! I love that you have a couple more finishes ~

  4. The quilt looks awesome! Solids are great to mix up with prints and with them any combo of colour goes =D


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