It's Week 7 of my Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Book Tour and today I am sharing a second version of the Jacks quilt! And this week, it is all about scrappy!!! And you know, I love nothing better than a scrappy rainbow of blocks ;)
For this version of Jacks, I was really trying to show how even if you aren't using Layer Cake pieces, you can always have fun playing in your scraps!!! Scrap quilts can often be overwhelming in balancing color, which is why my favorite kind is to pick a color for each block. The easiest way to start is to grab twenty 2 1/2" squares of varying colors and lay them out in the "color order" you want your quilt to be in. From there, simply sort though your scraps and add a scrap to whichever 2 1/2" square it matches best. Don't overthink it to much, as long as it is in the same realm of color, it will look awesome :) I mean, how can you not just love a scrappy rainbow :)
And using a dark background and white cornerstones just made all of those happy colors pop!!! I used white scraps for the cornerstones, and the background is Lead Grunge. It is an all time favorite for rainbow quilts. The dark grey is just so lovely, but it still has whisps of light grey to keep it fun and add texture. And don't you just love the scrappy binding, I matched the binding color to the block color!! There is a tutorial here on how I do that, just in case you want to do the same ;) Jacks finishes at 62 1/2" x 77 1/2" so it is a great size to cuddle up in, and your toes will still be covered ;)
Since I custom quilted all the quilts in the Fast & Fun Lap Quilts I thought it would be fun to do all over designs for these second versions. For this Jacks quilt, I quilted all over paisleys. It is such a fun design to quilt and I even have a video tutorial of how I quilt that design here. And for dark grey backgrounds and happy light prints, I am all about a medium grey thread to blend with it all ;)
And that is another Jacks quilt, the seventh lap quilt in my new Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book ! You can find the Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book in your local or online quilt shops, C&T Publishing, or if you would like a personalized signed copy, you can order from my Etsy shop. And if you make your own Jacks quilt, I would love to see it!! You can share your quilts with me on social media using hashtag #happyquiltingwithmc and #fastandfunlapquilts and tag me @happyquiltingmc or you can email me a picture at email@example.com.
Thanks so much for popping in for another Fast & Fun Lap Quilts book day of fun. And if you haven't had a chance to enter Melanie's Fast & Fun Lap Quilts Giveaway for a beautiful Dwell Layer Cake that you can use to make your own gorgeous Jacks quilt like Melanie's, be sure and pop on over and enter.
I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!
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