Groovy Scrap Quilt
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Groovy Scrap Quilt

Over the weekend I was able to finish the Groovy Scrap Quilt. I am really happy with how the layout came together. This quilt took 7 hours to complete and my time was broken down as follows:

  • Design (putting scraps on design wall): 1 hour
  • Piecing: 3.75 hours
  • Quilting: 1.5 hours
  • Binding: 0.75 hours
Groovy Scrap Quilt

Groovy Scrap Quilt

The backing is a poppy print that my mother-in-law found at a yard sale for me over the summer. Its colors match perfectly, and I still have almost 4 yards of the fabric left to use in other projects.

Groovy Scrap Quilt - Backing & Quilting Detail

Groovy Scrap Quilt – Backing & Quilting Detail

I used left over backing / binding fabric from Tessellated Leaves again, making this entire quilt a finish from my stash.

Groovy Scrap Quilt

Groovy Scrap Quilt

I got it loaded onto my longarm and quilted in 1.5 hours using Aurifil 4650 50wt thread and an all over meandering rounded corner box pattern. The Groovy Scrap Quilt was a fast and fun finish, and I am already itching to work on my next project. I think I will have to resist the urge to start something new and get some work done on the Cocoa Leaf quilt, though.

I took measurements of the quilt along the way noting the shrinkage at each step.

  • Flimsy Finish: 40.5 inches wide by 50 inches tall
  • After Quilting/Squaring/Binding: 39.5 inches wide by 49 inches tall (~2% shrinkage)
  • After First Wash: 38 inches wide by 46.5 inches tall (~7% shrinkage from flimsy)
Groovy Scrap Quilt - Post Wash Texture

Groovy Scrap Quilt – Post Wash Texture

Linking up to Monday Makers, Main Crush Monday, and Oh Scrap! (buttons to the right).

0 thoughts on “Groovy Scrap Quilt

  1. What a fab finish! Love that backing fabric. And the boxy quilting is awesome! It is interesting to note the shrinkage.

  2. Hopefully this works. I’d like to friend you. I’ve been quilting for a while. I have a long arm. I’m in TN. Where are you? Really new to social media. I’d love to read your blog. Possibly blog myself?
    First day with new phone. Thanks


  3. This turned out really good and I love the pulsing effect on the quilt! Glad to see lots of use coming out of that long arm!

  4. Oh. My. Gosh! Look at that texture! Love your quilt, and how fantastic it is all from scraps and stash. It’s always difficult for me to stifle the urge to start something new when I have another project I *should* be working on. Sounds like you are having a great time with your new machine!

    1. P.S. Thanks for linking up to MCM,

  5. Renee says:

    Hurray for another quilt from your stash!

  6. Jasmine says:

    A beautiful finish. I really like the look of the rounded corners on your quilting. What kind of batting did you use?

  7. Sarah Goer says:

    The quilt looks great. I just don’t get tired of seeing this palette you’ve been working with! And I love your lamp!

  8. I have backing fabric envy.

  9. Nurdan says:

    Beautiful! Love the backing fabric even though I am not a floral girl.

  10. Another lovely quilt from those scraps, you really got great value out of that fabric Yvonne. Love the backing fabric too.

  11. DeborahGun says:

    wow – I cannot believe how fast you are! You must be really focused when you are sewing. Love this – the colours get me every time 🙂

  12. sally says:

    Love that rounded box quilting, and so fast again. I hadn’t realised shrinkage was that high, I maybe should check mine sometimes. Do you pre-wash your fabrics?

  13. This one is a beauty too!

  14. Vera says:

    yum, yum, pretty as the others 🙂

  15. Great finish! Thanks for including the shrinking information. I am always curious on how much quilts shrink at different points of the process but always forget to measure them.

  16. Audrey says:

    Yum yum yum yum yum. That’s all.

  17. Sandra :) says:

    I. Love. That. Quilt. I love the fabrics, I love the backing, I love the scrappy aspect, and I love the quilting. That is one happy summery fun quilt, Yvonne!

  18. Susan says:

    I love your quilt! Those aren’t my colors usually – well, green always is – but I really like this combination. A longarm really helps with the finishes, doesn’t it?

  19. Judy says:

    This is a great quilt! I’m not typically drawn to scrappy but this one seems very controlled scrappy and that color pallet is awesome! Your quilting design is wonderful! Are you finding that doing an EtoE design on a long arm is easier to maintain consistency in the size of your design?

  20. Helen says:

    This is a lovely scrappy quilt as the fabrics blend in so well

  21. This is so colorful! I love it!

  22. Great little finish. You certainly have put your tessellated leaves scraps to good use! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  23. Joanne Harris says:

    Your backing is perfect. Your Mother in Law has a good eye for colour. I found it interesting to see how you broke down the time allocations for constructing your quilt.

  24. I agree that this is a happy quilt! I always love the rainbow effect!

  25. tubakk says:

    I love your quilt, the colours, the quilting, the 7 hours, all. Thank you!

  26. What a fabulous finish! Your are so speedy.

  27. knitnkwilt says:

    Starting something new always calls, doesn’t it! Cocoa Leaf looks like a fun project though. Looking forward to seeing its progress.

  28. Kat says:

    Love this! The design is so lively and the colors are so pretty!

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