Apr 27

Scrappy girl quilt with 2.5 inch squares Complete (61)

I’m linking up with WIP Wednesday with Lee at Freshly Pieced.

Since I was on vacation for a week, and my sewing machine was getting a tune-up, I’ve been a little slow on some of my projects.  I did get a couple of things done, though.

 

1)  This pile of paper and green, black, and white strings became this quilt top.

It is kind of busy, but I will find a nice mellow back to go with it.

 

I did finish a quilt this week.  But it was a new one that wasn’t even on my list.

 

2) Two weeks ago, I showed this project, and it still isn’t done (although I have made a bunch of half square triangles, so that is progress!)  I wanted to make a girl version of this quilt, so I cut out over 400 2.5 inch scraps, made 80 half square triangles (using 3 inch scraps of a printed fabric square and a white fabric square).  I had originally planned to put them together in this layout:

But, it was too busy.  I already had them sewn into 4×4 blocks, so I decided to just work with that, and put together another possible layout.

 

Kind of boring, but much better, visually.

 

 

3)  So, here is the finished quilt.

 

I have to admit, the back is my favorite.

I bound it with Holly Holderman’s Dolly dresses leaves in celery.

I was able to get a bunch of Holly Holderman’s Dolly Dresses fabric for a really great price.  I made some stacks of fat quarters, if anyone is interested.

And now that I have made this quilt, I now know a little more about what I want to do with the boy version of this quilt.  Stay tuned to see that one.

Quilts yet to be touched this week:

4) pirate quilt

5) bursting star quilt

6) Diamond Boy quilt

 

Thanks for visiting!

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7 comments!!!

  1. Kerstin says:

    I love the green/black and white color combo, very pretty. And I don’t think the other quilt is boring at all, it’s lovely!

  2. felicity says:

    Oh I adore your string quilt!!!

  3. Jessica says:

    Your quilts are lovely!! Love how you arranged the 4×4 squares, so simple yet striking. And that lattice quilt is to die for! That is on my list of to do’s…great projects!

  4. Jill says:

    I love the string quilt too! I think that green looks really great against all the black and whites!

  5. Rachel says:

    Your string quilt is stunning!

  6. Katie B says:

    Your black/green quilt is a stunner!

  7. Lee says:

    Wow, love that string quilt, it’s really an attention-getter! Your scrap quilt is beautiful too. The back is indeed awesome. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday. : )