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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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”.

  • 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.

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)