Friday, May 18, 2018

Scrappy 4th!!!

You might recall my Scrappy 4th strip sewing session from back here, well today, I am excited to share the finished quilt!!!!   I am just thrilled how a few scraps came together to make such a fun quilt, perfect for sitting out on the grass and watching fireworks on the 4th!!!

I debated for a bit on how to finish this quilt up.  I thought about star blocks for a bit, but in the end, decided to keep it simple with the strips concept ;)  And the great thing is, the pieces I added were  scraps as well, so this really is an all Scrappy 4th quilt!!!  I had a large scrap of Overnight Delivery by Sweetwater left over from some secret sewing that matched the Sweetwater Freedom prints just perfectly.    And then I remembered I had a bit of Chambray left over from my William and Jack quilt  and thought it would give the quilt that perfect denim touch ;)

And it all came together so perfectly!!!  It really is just a happy and scrappy quilt that was a super fun and fast one to make ;)  I think I had the quilt top made in two days, and then it just sat in the "to be quilted" pile for a little bit, waiting to make it to the top :)

When it came time to quilt it, I decided to have some fun doing different designs in each of the different strip sections of the quilt.   And of course, you have to add in some stars and stripes!!!!  So wavy stripes in the Chambray and Firework Stars in the tone on tone, and finally, Ribbon Candy and Figure 8's alternating in the print rows.    It really was so much fun to quilt and I just love how it turned out!!!

And talk about some fun texture!!!  And I wasn't through using scrappy bits either :)  I used every last strip of Freedom that I had in the binding and then added some scrappy solid red strips as well.  I had some fun playing with the placement of the print and solid strips.   I have a tutorial here of how I do custom bindings ;)    It really was that perfect little finish to give the quilt that last bit of pop!!!

And that is my Scrappy 4th Quilt ;)  Now just to wait another month of so to enjoy the fireworks!!  Oh, and if you like this quilt and have never made a "jelly roll race quilt" like the center of this one, I explained some of the technique here, and have a similar quilt tutorial right here ;)   They really are so much fun to make!!!

Thanks for popping in today and sharing this finish with me!!!!   

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!  I know I will love surfing around to see all of the Spring Quilt Market pictures :)  So excited!!!!

Linking this finish up to Amanda's, Sarah's, and Myra's ;) 
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  1. I love it! So patriotic without being just Stars and Stripes. Well done.

  2. Love the jelly roll look - I have a patriotic one in that style. Two thumbs up for the star quilting!

  3. Wow -- I love the colors and all the great textures on this one!

  4. It is super happy and I love the different quilting!

  5. Beautiful quilt and beautiful quilting. I like the idea of making some scrappy quilts to practice my quilting on, be great idea to make beach or picnic blankets.


  6. Even from distance pictures I could see the cool texture that the stars made! Great quilt and wonderful inspiration for all of us to use our scraps!

  7. A perfect 4th quilt! I like doing the jelly roll race with wider strips cut from stash as it goes much quicker. Great quilting on it too;)

  8. That is a sweet quilt, and it IS happy 😊🌞. You did a great job on it, and I love your quilting. I have to do QAYG patterns, but I think I could easily adapt that one. Thank you so much for sharing.πŸ˜ŠπŸŒžπŸ™ƒπŸ‡²πŸ‡°πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ


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