As I mentioned in my post last Friday (Scrap Quilt Finished Flimsy) I still had a lot of 3-inch squares left over from Tessellated Leaves, even after piecing together a scrap quilt from its leftovers! I took about an hour on Tuesday morning to see what I could make with the remaining squares. I had initially hoped that I had enough to make a more uniform color quilt top, but it turns out I had just enough to eek out a 40-inch by 50-inch top.
Knowing I was still going to be playing with the color gradient from red to green, I started by thinking about putting reds in the center of a block and working the color gradation out to the edge in green. Then I wanted to make a block in the reverse (green in the center out to red) beside it. And because I love symmetry, I wanted to be able to flip the quilt over and have the quilt look the same (no up or down).
I was really glad to step back and take a picture at this point. Working close to the design against the design wall, the color transition and center colors were lost a bit. By stepping back you can get a kind of pulsing effect and I was pretty excited about the ‘groovy vibe’ I picked up off of the layout. As shown above with the 4 blocks, the quilt would finish at around 40-inches square, so I went back to my remaining squares and added a bit to the top and bottom of the quilt to push it to finish at 40-inches by 50-inches.
With only just over a dozen squares left, I can now officially congratulate myself for really using up the last bits of these fabrics! Not being able to contain myself, I proceeded to get half of the quilt top pieced in just under 2 more hours of work. Something tells me this will be a finished flimsy in really short order.
Also, I noticed that I forgot that I need to update my watermark when I was making this blog post. My images were watermarked as ©2014, so if you watermark your photos with the year like I do, don’t forget to update your watermark program or script! 🙂