I finally finished the happy scrappy quilt top. Yippee!
This was a very fun and easy project. Every block is made from scraps and I was particularly frugal with the white jelly roll strips I used for the sashing. If you are a newer quilter and haven't managed to accumulate many scraps, head on over to Etsy (see links below) and search for fabric scraps. Lots and lots to choose from.
I highly recommend this kind of project for any quilter looking for a fun, colorful and easy project. I just gathered my scraps in piles according to color and randomly pulled from the pile to create the block. As I got farther along in creating blocks, I did keep the size and dimensions of the blocks in mind to fit in a particular row.
Below is a photo of the quilt still in progress on my "design wall" (a big piece of batting hastily hung on the wall with some thumbtacks).
As I completed my blocks I put them up on the wall and arranged and rearranged until I was happy with the color layout. Then I added the sashing between the blocks and then sewed the whole row together. Then I added the sashing on the right side of the row and went on to the next row. After adding the sashing on the right side, I went back and made sure all my rows were square - and I'm glad I did!
I don't have a plan yet for the backing of this quilt, but I'll probably stick with my plan to use up those scraps. I'll have to use some larger panels (maybe a Kona ash - have plenty of it) and throw in some fun scrap strips. I won't be able to finish this baby up any time soon since...we're moving in a week!
Our house in San Diego closes on Monday (Happy Valentine's Day to our buyers!) and then we close on our house here next Thursday, the same day my mom comes in for a week-long visit (I'll give her a hug and then put a sponge and a can of Ajax in her hands and head over to the new house). Then we'll move out of the rental next Saturday and get our delivery from storage on Tuesday the 22nd. Yeehaw! We've been in this rental long enough.
Let's just hope we can all stay well over the next few busy weeks. We've already had our share of ear infections and strep and general malaise, so think healthy thoughts!
Piece and love.