I have several scrap quilts that I have been working on using the scraps left over from Tessellated Leaves. The scrap quilt flimsy that I blogged about last Friday is finished, and I am excited to share my first finished quilt of 2015 today!
The quilt finished at 34-inches wide by 49-inches long after its first wash, making it a decent sized baby or crib quilt. I can imagine lots of colorful Legos poured out on top of it as well!
I backed and bound the quilt with left over backing from Tessellated Leaves as well, making it a truly scrappy finish! The backing and binding fabric is a brown fabric with tree ring print design. I think the brown really helps ground and frame the bold and brightly colored quilt nicely.
This is the fourth quilt I have quilted on my (new to me) longarm machine. I used a Aurifil 50wt 4650 variegated thread for the quilting on both the top and in the bobbin. The colors in the thread match all the colors in the top of the quilt and it blends in so well, and I think the color pop against the brown backing fabric is so fun. I quilted very dense horizontal matchstick quilting over the diamonds in the quilt top, and I alternated between vertical overlapping, wavy lines to a meandering swirling loop.
All told, it took 8 hours to make this quilt, and I had a lot of fun using up scraps. I have one more groovy scrap quilt project remaining using these fabrics, and then I will have truly used up the fabrics.