scrap happy rainbow quilts

Hello. Thanks for checking out my blog. I hope you enjoy following me on my journey playing with colour and quilts.

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A friend suggested sorting scraps by colour order to make them more approachable. I seem to end up sorting by rainbow order.

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Now to put them together. One of my favourite ways to piece scraps is by making crazy squares. Quickly them came together into 12″ blocks.

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I decided that I needed smaller pieces to achieve the flow I was planning, so cut all the blocks into 4.

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More small blocks seemed to help and this is the layout I ended up with.

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Now to piece all the blocks together.  I decided to quilt in a giant spiral to emphasize the blend from one colour to the next.

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This quilt is backed in thick fleece, without batting.  I have found that no batting is needed as a heavy fleece adds the desired thickness.

I hope this inspires you to pick up some of your scraps and use them up. Especially since that is how quilting came to be.

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2 thoughts on “scrap happy rainbow quilts

  1. Hi NB!! What a great blog. What a fantastic colourful quilt!! Look forward to seeing your blog develop. You have a lot of valuable knowledge to share.

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