Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Dark Squares Scrap Quilt

My previous scrap quilt was made with all the fun bright scrap squares I cut. Now I had a lot of dark squares left. 

Dark Squares Quilt

I had one yard of this colorful print that could be sashing.

I began sewing the squares to sashing strips.

Then cut them apart to sew them all together. 

I wasn’t coming up with any good ideas to make this small pieced section into a larger throw quilt, so I decided it would be a lap quilt. It measures 52” X 43”

I let it sit on my design wall for weeks…..not liking it much. Funny how a thing like that grows on you and changes your mind.  

It was fun quilting it once I decided how I wanted to do that.  The length for the quilting was simple, just stitching from one end to the other.  

 To quilt across, I stitched across a square then turned the quilt at an angle to either stitch up or down to get to the next square to stitch across and then repeat going from one side of the quilt to the other. 

Except for the outside border, every fabric (including batting scraps stitched together) came from my stash.  How good it always feels to lighten the stash load!


Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

Very nice!
I like the simplicity and classy look of the pattern.
I'm planning to start a block quilt. I'm wondering now about yiur drsign as a border.

Valerie-Jael said...

Absolutely fABULOUS! Hugs, Valerie

Turid said...

A fun and easy little quilt.

Createology said...

Hi Annie. This is quite beautiful with the dark squares and lighter fun sashing in between. It always feels so good to use our stash and not have to spend money on more stash to store. Happy Spring Dear.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am incredibly impressed, Annie. First, I am amazed at the stitching. It is SO precise. Never in a million years could I sew a straight line, much less straight, then the perfect angle every time. I also love that you have used what you had on hand and it warms my heart that you didn't spend any money to make this quilt. Time, thread, and the border was all it cost you. I applaud you, dear.

Lin said...

The sashing fabric works perfectly with all your dark squares. Nice finish. xx