Sunday, January 8, 2012

Scrap Attack Quilt Along!

This weekend I started working with my scraps for Rachel's Scrap Attack that started this month. To get the ball rolling I'm making a mini quilt for a dear friend of mine that is hitting one of those big birthdays (you know who you are so don't ruin your gift if you are reading stop)! I only knew the color palette I wanted to work with and wasn't sure on the design. I pulled out my scrap bins selected a big range of fabrics and started making some improv blocks. Once I had the first one going I was able to weed out fabrics I knew wouldn't work and then I just kept going.





Now I have four blocks and the composition for them but really don't have the right field fabric to tie it all together. You'd think when I have almost ten variations or blues, teals, and purples one would work but I feel like a neutral would be better. So I am off to Fabric Depot today to find the right one. For the rest of my scraps I'd like to do something a little more structured I'm thinking of the Japanese + & x quilt  Amy of Badskirt has a great tutorial here but I'm not sure if my scraps are big enough so I'm still looking around. 






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6 comments:

rachael said...

awesome!!

Jessica said...

I love your improv blocks! I agree, something neutral for the background will look best, like an essex linen or something. And you should totally do the + & x. It's super addicting and the block comes together quickly. The biggest pieces you need are 3.5" square.

**nicke... said...

i love those blocks. the curves are beautiful!

Rachel Hauser said...

Look at you planning TWO quilts! I'm so glad we have three months to work at it =)

Heather Joy said...

Beautiful! Love your creativity and eye for color!

2ndAvenueStudio-Rachel said...

wow looks great! cant wait to see what color back ground you pick... will it be a nice neutral or go wild with something like Peach... exciting!
wait, that sounds sarcastic... I really mean it. I am totally excited to see what you choose.