This is one of the more intense quilts from the book, but I have to say that it was totally worth it! This is also the smallest quilt in the book, finishing at 50" x 60", which is still an appropriate lap size quilt. I wanted ALL of these quilts to be something that I could snuggle under!
This quilt utilizes the binding triangles... you know, the triangles that are cut off after mitering strips of binding together. (You can go ahead and groan.... I'm used to it!) I used a variety of whites and creams from the scrap basket for the background pieces, because I wanted this to be a true scrap quilt.
I pieced this quilt a little bit at a time. After pressing the blocks, I piled them in a basket and trimmed them in the evenings or whenever I had a spare moment. It helped to break down the tasks into little, bite-sized pieces. As the blocks were completed, I put them up on a design wall so I could see my progress. As the quilt grew, the motivation to keep going increased. (That is a very good thing!) It also helped me to see what colors or values that I needed to add.
I really love this. Yes, those little triangles would otherwise be tossed aside, but you elevate them into something wonderful. I made a small quilt like this but love your rainbow columns and will have to try this now as well.
Great use of scraps!
So colourful and fresh looking.
When I fist looked, I thought maybe they were hour glass blocks. Another beautiful quilt, I love seeing your posts every day! :)
Fabulous - I love it!!
Just a great idea--I am saving all my little triangles now--I love "No Scrap Left Behind"--definitely my favorite book of teeny tiny scrappy quilts--hugs, Julierose
Whoa. I've saved every binding triangle since I started quilting, and this is the first time anything has made me want to actually use them! Guess I know what I'm ordering me for Mother's Day!
Wow, I love your quilt and it's scrappy look. It is so cheery and modern. I love the concept of using up every bit of your scraps. I am trying to do that now with a sampler quilt I am working on.
It's just gorgeous!
I have been saving all the left over triangle squares for awhile now and was just wondering if there wasn't a quilt ready to be made with them. Good idea!
Love this one. I'm starting to see how you came up with the name for your blog. Ha
What an accomplishment - your quilt is fantastic! I definitely want a copy of this book.
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I really love this quilt so much, and it's so helpful to read the process you took to create it! I think it would also make an adorable baby quilt! I absolutely love this one! FYI - just saw your book at JoAnn's! I had pre-ordered via Amazon to make sure I got it as soon as it came out, but it made me smile to see it in the stores! You inspire so many of us with your scrappy projects! Thanks!
This is another beauty! I love the chains of color. I see a nice leader/ender project in my future.
This quilt is such a wonderful way to use those triangle scraps!
Lovely and Inspiring! Thanks for sharing!
Where can I find the book?
This is beautiful! All of your recent quilts have made such great use of positive/negative space. :)
Ha! Now I know what to do with all those leftover HST blocks!!!
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