Friday, August 29, 2014

Leftovers for a Second Quilt

This one was finished last fall. It's made from the leftovers of the quilt I made for Jared.  You can see Jared's quilt HERE

For Jared's quilt, I sewed together lots of 2 1/2 inch- strips to then cut them to make 36-patch blocks. But I wasn't using a pattern, and Jared's quilt just got too big. So I wound up with lots of leftovers. Enough for another quilt.

This quilt went together quickly from the scraps and without much of a plan. Okay, no plan really.

58 x70 inches

The backing is fabric from Ikea. Inexpensive, but with a graphic feel that I think works well with the grays and charcoals on the front. I pieced the back, using up more of the leftovers. (Hard to see the dark gray fabric on the right side!) The binding is also scrappy.

Terry did the long arm quilting, straight lines edge to edge- far enough apart to keep the quilt soft.

It's almost time for the leaves to start falling again. And that means this quilt will be put to good use on the cooler nights headed our way.  Today's rainy weather feels like fall's already here.

PS. I started this blog with a quilt made from quilt leftovers….hmm, I think I see a pattern here…..

Make it a Wonderful Day!

1 comment:

  1. Love quilts made from leftovers ;-) !!! This one is beautiful and uses such nice warm colors. I also have that Ikea fabric ready for use in a quilt. Have only worked with it once to make a pillow.