This scrap quilt idea is one of my favorites for using up leftover scraps of fabric. A lot of the scraps are leftovers from cutting the kits for the Soul Blossom quilt last spring.
Ta-dah! Finally pictures of the scrappy, rainbow quilt that has been in the works since Christmas.
A full-body shot. I am SO happy with how this quilt turned out. It’s kind of a step away from my usual primary color palette. You can see the original progress on this quilt here and here. All the pieced portion of the quilt was made entirely from scraps. So that makes it a mostly free quilt, right??
Here is a close-up of some of the fabrics. Most of them are so wild. There are fabrics from Amy Butler’s Soul Blossoms, Amanda Murphy’s Veranda, a little Lizzy House Pearl Bracelet, Deena Rutter, Sugar Pop – just a really eclectic mix. The colors are so much brighter than the rest of my house – most of my house is much more muted coloring. But I love how bright and cheerful it is. I may keep it on my bed in the winter just to cheer things up. The quilting was done by the talented Becky Heslop. (Hi Becky!)
I choose a tangerine-y binding because I’ve been digging orange for a while now. I used Jenean Morrison’s Silent Cinema – also for Free Spirit. I ran out with only a small chunk left, so I used some leftover Deena Rutter Happier Strip to finish. I like it.
And since I’m sharing the quilt, it must mean that the pattern is finally finished! I am not too inspired at naming quilts, but since we’re on a Muppets kick around her, thanks to the latest movie, I couldn’t resist Rainbow Connection. I still remember loving singing my little heart out to that song in the 1st grade. 🙂
A new and updated version of this quilt is now available in PDF and Hard Copy formats in my Pattern Shop. You can also see the updated quilt version here.