Monday, February 16, 2015

Scrappy blue GO QST quilt

I’ve had SEW much fun with my new GO! BIG!!

So I was on a “mission” to empty out my BLUE scrap bin.

(and DID succeed! –for a week at least, now there’s scraps in there again)

I used the 6” QST die

Since I had cut out the 1100 HST triangles, whatever was left in my scrap bin were too skinny for the HST die, so then I sewed a bunch of strips together and made long strips like this to fit the die

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and laid them on the die and cut them out, it was fun to see how it would turn out.

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at most I laid out two layers of sewn strips since the seam allowance counts as 2 extra layers, so some spots it WAS 6 layers, the machine worked like a charm!

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Now since this was scraps I didn’t care that some strips were too long, I just cut away and yeah, it did fill up my garbage bin with more scraps, but I did use a lot of scraps, so it was okay.

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After I cut them out, I found that I had 16 sets of 4, so a perfect 4 x 4 layout!

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I sewed the blocks together ironed the seams open

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16 FUN blocks!

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Here’s the quilt top done, I just added 2” white strips for sashing and 3” for the border. so finished it was 33”

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and the quilt all done!

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I did a swirly design where I followed the lines of the swirl a few times before adding another swirl

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on the back I used yardage- this fun penguin fabric that I was tired of looking at!

(and of course some left over scraps went in my BLUE scrap bin!)

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It was a fun quilt to make and it felt good to use up all these blue scraps.

I’m not “loving” it, but I often feel like that about scrappy quilts, but it’s okay and I might give it to my guild to give to a child in the hospital (they are connected to UNC so might be fitting since I had a lot of UNC scraps in there)

(I actually did another blue scrappy quilt too but keeping it a secret for now)

11 comments:

Michele said...

I really like the way the blocks turned out and yeah to you for using us scraps. Doesn't that feel great. I think donating it is the perfect idea.

Annette Schultz said...

what a great way to use up some of those scraps. Have you ever noticed that even though you have made a quilt or two they never seam to go down ;0)
in stitches

Vicki in MN said...

A great use of scraps, and it always feels great to use them up! I do't have a GO but it's still fun to see what you come up with :-)

Vicki W said...

I think it's really cute and a perfect UNC quilt!

Needled Mom said...

That looks wonderful. Great job.

Kathy S. said...

Super cute. What a fun way to use up those scraps!

lcscottage said...

I don't have a GO, Bea, but if you keep up this energetic and fun creativity, you just may inspire me to get one!

The Crafty Creek said...

I love this, I must try a scrappy quilt!

Ramona said...

Very sweet quilt! A child will love this one. Thank you for donating this beauty.

Nancy said...

This is such a lovely scrappy quilt. How fun to make with such ease.

Yvonne said...

Such a cute quilt. I love the technique. Makes me think I "NEED" a fabric cutting machine. My budget is not necessarily in agreement with my wants.