I like to jump back and forth between making stash-busting quilts, and scrap-busting quilts. So after my last few quilts, it was time to get out my 2 1/2" scrap squares and play.
As I was laying these squares out on my design wall, one of my sons asked me if scrappy quilts took more or less time to make than a quilt made with fabric yardage. My answer: scrappy quilts like this take more time to lay out, but they sew up quicker than a quilt that requires assembling blocks. This one - like others similar to it - went quickly at first, as I pulled pre-cut scrap squares from my box...and then progress slows as I struggle to find enough low-volume scraps to cut in to more 2 1/2" squares. Then, once everything is on the wall, assembly flies by as I web-piece everything together in one fell swoop.
Sticking with the "use what I have" theme that I've had during this pandemic, I pieced another backing for this quilt (tho I had to buy a few new 1/2 yards to complete the back).
I quilted diagonal lines through every-other fabric square to create a nice texture, and bound it with an old favorite red and white print.
This weekend I am going camping and I am looking forward to bringing this quilt along for some in-camper snuggling.
This quilt uses 1,089 fabric squares that are all 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". I laid them out with 33 squares across and 33 squares down - resulting in a quilt that is roughly 66" x 66".
Thanks for stopping by and Happy 4th of July!
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