Monday, March 26, 2012

Snazzy Jazzy Colored Quilt

When life gives you scraps, make quilts.
When life gives you "many" scraps, make huge quilts.




By the time I get the borders on this quilt it will be a generous king size.

I did not set out to make a king size quilt.
I only wanted to use up some scraps in a basket. It's amazing how far the scraps will go sometimes. This is a great way to use up all those scraps from a variety of different fabrics. The 4 black and white prints pull the whole thing together.

I made wonky log cabin blocks and then cut them in 4 pieces. I sewed 4 different quarters together to create blocks. I added black and white prints to each edge to unify them further.

I DO love this quilt.

When I finished this quilt the scrap bin was still almost as full as when I started.
That is the great mystery that only a quilter can understand.

I have a pretty good idea what I am going to do for the borders. I expect to use a black and white border, a border pieced from more of my scraps and a final wider black and white border.

I've added a puzzle to this post for all of you who love to do the puzzles.
Click to Mix and Solve

20 comments:

Nann said...

It is snazzy and jazzy indeed!

lrdesignsquilting.com said...

I love this! Great idea to use the black and white fabric. I agree! That pile of scraps does not get smaller! How can that be? Thanks for the link!

Pattilou said...

That black and white really does work with those blocks. Love the look!

Funny thing about scrap bins, they really do take on a life of their own when we're not looking!

Pieces of Time said...

I decided to view your quilt because of all the colors. It is a feast to the eyes.
Jane

Laura said...

Love it!!

Robin said...

Love your scrap quilt. Don't you know that scraps mate and multiply in the bin. LOL
I've made similar quilts and love the wonky log cabin block- one of my favs. Puzzle it please.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Amazing!!! Love it.

Frog Quilter said...

It's beautiful. Love it, my favorite kind.

Laura said...

Love this colorful jazzy scrap quilt! The black and white just adds to the fun!

Karin said...

Love your quilt! I'm going to have to come back to do the puzzle! At first, I thought you were showing how it was going to be quilted - that would be fun quilting, wouldn't it?!!! :)

CitricSugar said...

Beautiful quilt! The puzzle took me almost an hour... Lol.

Margaret said...

colorful and fun!

margaret gunn
www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

MC said...

I love the explosion of different colours. This will look great on a bed!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

How fun! And huge! Don't you just love the never ending scrap bin?

straythreads said...

great quilt love scrap quilts!!!
ANn

Janet said...

Very nice scrappy quilt! I like your idea of quartering the log cabins. It took me forever to complete the puzzle :)

Fabric Warrior (aka Amie) said...

What a fun, colorful quilt! It looks like it's dancing. : )

The Thompsons said...

I love scrappy quilts and this is beautiful!! So bright and cheerful!

Melinda said...

Wonderful quilt - love the jumble of colors. I know what you mean about the scrap pile. It never seems to get smaller, does it.

felicity said...

Definitely snazzy jazzy! I love how scrappy it is!