Over the last couple of weeks I have been working on my scrappy HST project. You might remember that I have been making fabric with my scrap bins and then pairing the made fabric with a deep gray polka dot and creating HST’s. Last time I posted about this project, I mentioned I wanted to make two more sets to complete the quilt top.
I made a pale yellow set.
After that, I stitched a light green set of blocks.
I am quite pleased with the effect of these scrappy blocks now that they are sewn together. There are so many fun bits of fabric to look at and enough different values within the quilt top to make it really interesting. The two shades each of blue, yellow, red and green are really nice.
It isn’t quite big enough though. I added a two inch border to frame it in gray. Now I am going through the chunks of scrap left from trimming the made fabric. I want to make a scrappy border with these pieces. I am thinking it will be about 3 to 4 inches wide, depending on what the scraps look like. There isn’t going to be quite enough so I will have to build them up – this is certainly not a problem. If you could only see my scrap bins!
For now though, I am setting this aside. It is nearly finished and won’t take very much time to do that last border. However, I have a few gifts that I am working on and hope to have completed by Thanksgiving. Always something to work on, right?
Hoping everyone had a wonderful weekend!
Linking to Crazy Mom Quilts and Scraptastic Tuesday this week.
So pretty! What size is the finished block?
The HST’s were 9″ squares before stitching them together. Of course they could be any size you like – I went with a big, chunky look. So glad you stopped by Patricia. 🙂
such a great idea for using up your scraps. It will be an awesome quilt!
Thanks Linda. It’s funny but this hardly made a dent in the scrap bins. It’s a never ending challenge to consume them. 🙂
It’s looking beautiful! Soon I will be working on my scrap bins trying to whittle them down a bit. A never ending process which I love!
Hi Vicki, Yes you are so right about the never ending process. Right now my blue and green scrap bins are overflowing and the lids don’t stay attached. I am thinking that would be a fun color combo for a project. Hope you have a wonderful day!
It looks great! I just dragged out some yellow for another RSC orange peel block …I’d like to complete a row but I know that then it’ll get put away, along with the other one I was working on until I am in the mood for bright colors again 🙂
Sounds good Deb. You do have a large rotation of projects that you are always working on. Something to fit any mood, right? And they are always so pretty.
What a cool concept, Bernie! This is the most modern, original scrap quilt I’ve ever seen, and I LOVE IT!
Wow, thank you Grace. I appreciate your sweet words. I am having a good time with it, for sure.
Great final additions and I like the idea of a final scrappy border to pull it all together. I hope you enjoy making your gifts and you get them done in plenty of time. 🙂
Great use of scraps! It has a very stained glass look in that last photo.
Yes, I love that second picture – the sun was shining behind the quilt. Kind of pretty. 🙂
A great way to sew up those scraps Bernie! I like how it is turning out.
Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!
I love this Bernie! The second picture reminds me of a stained glass look. I really like the grey background too, beautiful!
Hey Jinger – thanks so much! I got lucky with the sun that morning – it shined perfectly behind the quilt. Makes the background look darker but it was pretty. Have a wonderful day!
Your quilt top is beautiful! This is going to make a wonderful quilt!
Thank you Ariane! I am quite happy with it and think a scrappy border will really set it off perfectly. I hope so anyway. 🙂
The blocks really do glow against the gray and the color variety is lovely. Congrats on a fine piece of work.
Thanks Paula. The sun was in just the right spot for the picture!
I love the scrappy blocks and the tones of those colours. It makes a beautiful quilt. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday!
Of course Nicky – thanks to you for hosting the monthly link up!
I love this – I am always in need of a string/crumb project. Would you mind if I share it on my blog with a link? really great
Maggie, Of course you are welcome to share this. I am so happy that you like the idea of a scrappy HST project! There are lots of progress posts as I made the HST’s should anyone want to see those. Take care and thank you for stopping by!