Jul 19

Scrap Box II (118)

The second scrap box quilt is complete!

Back when I made my initial scrap box quilt, I knew that I would make another one.  It is such an efficient use of white and cream scraps plus all of the tiny scraps most people would just throw away.

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Here are some stats on this quilt:

321 scrappy boxes

15 Bobbins full of thread

89 x 97 inches

7 yards of backing

12 yards of binding

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The color groups I focused on were navy, aqua, turquoise, grass green, lime green, yellow, and gray.  The neutrals include some tone-on-tone whites, Kona Snow, Kona white, and Kona Bone.

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I chose to do the maze-style quilting again.   This took me a very long time.  I always end up quilting smaller than I start off, so a lot of these lines are very close together.  The quilting alone probably took me about 16 hours.

scrap box quilting 1

To entertain myself while I quilted this monster, I quilted a few words into it.   Here (above) is the last name of the family who will be receiving this quilt.

scrap box quilting 2

In the picture above, you might be able to see the year “2013” quilted into the quilt.

I also believe I quilted the word “Jello” in this quilt, but I wasn’t able to find it while taking pictures.

I also added some fun fabrics to the quilt.  I made my son a quilt with some star wars fabric, and so I had to put a little piece in this quilt.

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Will there be a scrap box III?  Not for a long time.  I first need to collect enough neutrals, and that will take quite a while.  But, who knows.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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9 comments!!!

  1. Jill says:

    I can’t throw any tiny scraps out either and I never really find good uses for the whites. Maybe I’ll have to try this sometime! It’s a really fun quilt.

  2. Carla says:

    How great is that!
    I think it is time I looked at my scraps with fresh eyes.

  3. Another winner! I am so impressed with the quilts are making from your scrap. Wow!

  4. Brooke says:

    I seriously love this quilt so much, Tanya! One day I’ll get ambitious and make one. 😉

  5. Karen says:

    What a fantastic scrap quilt! Love it! You could spend hours pouring over all those delicious scraps.

  6. janita says:

    LOVE it! Do the blocks share a certain dimension? Thanks for sharing. Janita

  7. Teena says:

    B e a u t i f u l!

  8. Joyce says:

    Hi, how do I get a pattern for this quilt? Thanks.

    • Tanya says:

      Hello Joyce,

      Unfortunately, I do not have a tutorial for this. Mostly because I did not do any planning in it whatsoever except for starting with a small white piece of fabric, and surrounding it with colored fabric, then surrounding that with white-ish fabric. From there, I just found two pieces around the same size and sewed them together. No plan. Added white strips when I needed. You can look at my first scrap box quilt, and in the comments, I explain a little bit about how I made it, but I find it hard to make a pattern when there is nothing concrete about this quilt. It is just scraps, sewn together. Sorry I can’t be more helpful. Here is the link to my first one…

      http://www.squaresandtriangles.com/leaders-and-enders-scrap-box-quilt

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