Remember how I was working with all of those scraps in my last post? Well, I made more quilts, but this time they are boy quilts. I decided to use these more geometric scraps (and animal scraps) for a boy’s quilt. Well, actually, they made TWO boys quilts. I started out cutting the fabric into appropriate size blocks for a log cabin style scrappy block.
Each block needed:
- One 2.5 x.2.5 inch block
- One 2.5 x 2 inch block
- Two 2 x 4 inch blocks
- Two 2 x 5.5 inch blocks
- Two 2 x 7 inch blocks
- One 2 x 8.5 inch block
Together, these make a (final) 8 x 8 inch block. Then, I cut out 5.5 x 5.5 inch blocks out of the scraps and surrounded them with white for the alternating blocks (two 2 x 5.5 inch blocks and 2 x 8.5 inch blocks of white fabric).
I made 25 scrappy blocks and 25 square in square blocks. Here they are before I sewed the blocks together…
Do you see that big orange dot on the top picture? I found some scraps of fabric that had a little orange in them, so I thought it would be fun to include them in this quilt to add a splash of color. Well, after I made this block, that orange dot didn’t sit well with me. I just didn’t like it. So, rather than undo the whole thing to fix it, I came up with another idea.
There! I fixed it. Can you see it? The block is the fourth row down, fourth square across.
I’ll give you a closer look.
Now can you see it? I used the freezer paper applique (sewing by hand) method and used the backing scraps to cover up the dot. Then, I quilted over it to stabilize it. Yes, I did tell the recipient so that she wouldn’t wonder what was going on. But I think it was a pretty good idea.
I made the back of these two quilts with Kona Solids and extra scrap fabric. And I bound them with gray binding.
I love how they turned out! One has already been given away. I hope that new baby boy likes it, even with the covered up dot. 🙂
These quilts were 40 x 40 inches before washing, and 38.5 x 38.5 after.