Groovy Scrap Quilt - 40-inch square layout

Groovy Scrap Quilt

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).

Scrap Quilt 2 - 40-inch square layout

Groovy Scrap Quilt – 40-inch square layout

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.

Scrap Quilt 2 - Design Layout

Groovy Scrap Quilt – Design Layout

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.

Groovy Scrap Quilt - Halfway Pieced

Groovy Scrap Quilt – Halfway Pieced

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! 🙂

Linking up with WiP WednesdayLet’s Bee Social, and Oh Scrap! (buttons to the right).

0 thoughts on “Groovy Scrap Quilt

  1. I like how you made blocks with the color gradient working two ways. It looks really cool on your wall and it will be stunning when you get it all sewn together and quilted. It’s great that you’ve been able to get extra quilts made from the leftover squares!

  2. Helen says:

    I really love how this is coming along , looks really good x

  3. A fun little something! Love this 🙂 Happy New Year!

  4. Renee says:

    oh I like how it has grown since the post on IG!

  5. Stacey says:

    This looks really cool, what an great way of arranging the scraps!

  6. Tiruba Tuba says:

    These colors are so vibrant. I just love them!

  7. knitnkwilt says:

    What amazes me is how much richer it looks with the dark added to the top an bottom!

  8. Vera says:

    Looks great! I keep forgeting to add my watermark. It is cool to have the year there as well.

  9. ditzler says:

    Love it. My middle daughter would go crazy if I made her one in the same colors.

  10. Kaja says:

    This is so bright and vibrant! I love the dark reds you added in at the end too.

    1. Thank you so much – the dark reds really anchor the quilt, I think. 🙂

  11. Shauna says:

    so cool, I love the how the colors flow!!!!

  12. Rachel says:

    Only a dozen squares left?! That’s impressive. Another nice quilt from this pull!

  13. Jess says:

    Really loving those colors and your layout! Really looks awesome 🙂

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

  14. Jen says:

    I love the color combination! Very cool!

  15. sally says:

    I like this one even better than the last scrap one. Can’t believe how many extra squares you had though! This kind of piecing is slightly alien to me, I never have any left over blocks of any kind, just scraps of fabric, often in very odd shapes and sizes. Quilting is such a diverse craft!

  16. Great idea! Love the saturation levels and color switching.

  17. Joanna says:

    Oh I love the top/bottom addition! It really pulls it together a bit for some interest.

  18. RuthB says:

    Really like your layout – looks so vibrant!

  19. carla bynum says:

    Hi!!!! Wow!!!!! That is very groovy!!!! And pretty!!!!! Great way to use left overs!!!!!

  20. What a delightful bonus from your Tessellating Leaves quilt. This is going to be so cute!

  21. I’m loving these bonus quilts from the scraps! Perfect way to use them up too, instead of years later like (me) so many others! haha. This is my favorite, I love the pulsating look of it and almost reminds me watching the colorful ripples during music beats!

  22. I wish my brain worked like yours! The things you make with scraps are amazing 🙂

  23. You are making great use of your leftover scraps! I think this scrappy quilt is my favorite! Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

  24. Joanne Harris says:

    Fantastic use of colour.

  25. Lovely! Only a dozen squares left? How about a small bag or container for sewing supplies?

  26. I love it! Great movement in the colours.

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