HST Scrap Quilt

HST Scrap Quilt {Flimsy Finish}

The process of making the Lucent quilt / MQG Riley Blake Fabric Challenge quilt left me with 36 large HSTs. I pressed them, then I squared them to 8.5-inches, and I had a lot of fun playing around with the layouts. I wanted to keep the prints oriented “right side up” in the layout, but I still came up with 14 different options to choose from! In the end, I really liked the way the background / negative space read in this layout and quickly sewed it up.

HST Scrap Quilt

HST Scrap Quilt

I am really liking the star shape that is formed in the middle. I might need to explore it further…

HST Scrap Quilt

HST Scrap Quilt

And I just generally really love these colors together!

HST Scrap Quilt

HST Scrap Quilt

The quilt top finished at 48.5-inches square, and I am taking my time quilting it (re: I have been a bit under the weather and standing/not sitting curled up for long periods of time has not been happening this week). I don’t know if I have enough scraps of any of the Riley Blake prints left to make a binding roll for it, yet, but I sure hope I can eek out a scrappy binding. Time will tell!

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23 thoughts on “HST Scrap Quilt {Flimsy Finish}

  1. kittywilkin says:

    Ugh, I hope you feel better soon! Summer sickness is never fun. On the up side, you’re cranking out gorgeous quilts 🙂 I like the scrap quilt layout you decided upon and think it would make a cool quilt as a repeated smaller block, too!

  2. Cindy says:

    Hope you get better soon. I love how you used your scrap HST’s in such a neat layout.

  3. Tish says:

    Very pretty. Those fabrics are just lovely. I can’t wait to see how you end up quilting it. I love how everyone can look at the same thing and have very different perspectives of it and different ideas to quilt it. I think it would be neat to have a few people make an identical project, then say quilt it and see how differently they all turn out. Generation Q Magazine actually did an article about this and the results where all amazing and very different. Hope you feel better. Get lots of rest, sometimes it’s the best medicine.

  4. RuthB says:

    Hope you are on the mend – this is a great size quilt from your Lucent quilt, scrappy binding would be gorgeous on it!

  5. Sandra says:

    I really really like the birds fabric in this line, and this colour combination is great. Love the layout too, and that you were able to use up most of the scraps! I came across rather a lot of scraps of Angela Walters’ Textures line from which I made a quilt last summer…I should make something…had some thoughts, but a tabletopper or runner would be great.

  6. Hey what a great way to use up leftover fabric. Its a great piece, and I can see some dense quilting on this one for some reason. I would probably ne er have chosen these fabrics without this challenge but I have to tell you, I am actually finding that I like them a lot. Way to piece out, Yvonne!

  7. Jayne Willis says:

    Nothing worse than being sick in the summer! I hope you feel better! I love taking left overs and seeing what I can make from them. I love what you came up with and the star is a great focal point!

  8. Jasmine says:

    I love your layout for this scrap quilt. The negative space looks really neat. I look forward to seeing you work your quilting magic on it when you feel up to it. Take care. I hope you feel better soon.

  9. Audrey says:

    I hope you feel all the way better soon, Yvonne! I’ve enjoyed watching the quilting on IG. Absolutely stunning work–as usual! 🙂

  10. Lisa says:

    That star in the middle of the quilt is very interesting. I’m looking forward to seeing your further explorations. I hope you are feeling better soon.

  11. Rochelle says:

    Hope you are feeling better. Did you take photos of the other layouts you looked at. It would be interesting to see those. I really love the colors in this and admire that you didn’t just shift them to a box for “future use”.

  12. Lara B. says:

    Oh dear – here is hoping that you feel much better today Yvonne!
    This is such a fun and unexpected way to use HSTs – bravo!

  13. Shauna says:

    I hope you feel better soon. I love this, the pattern is very cool. The colors aren’t what I would normally pick but seeing them together they look awesome.

  14. Vera says:

    What a great use of scraps! Well done Yvonne!

  15. A whole quilt out of scraps of another – brilliant. Hope you feel better soon.

  16. I love the layout! This would be a cool block made smaller and used in multiples in a quilt. Imagine the overall effect! I hope you feel better soon, being sick in the summer is no fun.

  17. I am really liking this fabric and colour combination which looks great in your quilt design. I hope you are feeling better soon.

  18. Great job with those challenge fabrics, Yvonne! Love that layout!

  19. Hope you are feeling well enough to hunt down those fabrics and make the scrappy binding ☺

  20. Hope you’re feeling better soon! Great use of scraps from a previous project.

  21. Renee says:

    Love the layout for these HST! What would you call that center shape? It is not quite a star…

  22. sally says:

    Oh dear, hope you’re feeling much better by now. The quilt is lovely, especially for a by product of another quilt!

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