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Happy Scrap String Quilt

I am addicted to working with scraps and seeing what I can produce.
I recently finished this scrap string quilt.  I sewed many various width strips of scrap strings and then joined them with scrap pieces of a blue batik which had been cut of a backing of another quilt when preparing that quilt for binding.  I purposely kept the blue strips different widths and didn't straighten the edges either so as to produce a wonky look to the piecing.  The side edges were constructed from some of my scrap 4'" blocks cut into half square triangles.  I only quilted along the blue pieces stitching in about 1/8" from each edge.  It has given the effect of binding applied between each block of scraps.  I also quilted the blue triangles in the same method.
At a recent regional day someone commented that it looked a happy quilt hence the title to this blog post.


Maureen said…
Yes, it does look a happy quilt - I like the wonky style
sophie said…
Very happy ... and very interesting. I played with small scraps yesterday and it was SO satisfying, too ... plus I'm cleaning out the tiniest ones from my scrap bins--something that has been needed for a while :-)
June D said…
Very creative. The different colors and sizes and shapes keep my eye moving around. Nice job!
Rayna said…
Ha! I know what you mean about being addicted to scraps. I am being overrun by them. This quilt is a delight!
P. said…
How fun! It sure is a bright, happy string quilt. Nicely done!

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