Working with scraps is really satisfying for me; I could destash my scraps which would solve my scrap-bin-overflowing-all-over-the-place much faster, but I am attached to them.
Kara, the sister I made this one for, is also the recipient of the Washi quilt that I made almost exactly 2 years ago. I like to make quilts for my sisters because they are awesome and they all live places that are much colder than San Diego. I feel like they are appreciated and get used.
I focused on small, square-ish scraps and long, skinny scraps for this quilt and almost all of the blocks are square in square and are 6" finished. I did include a little bit of yardage; I saw the Butcher Block print from 1canoe2 and thought my sister would like it since she is really into eating a Paleo diet and loves bacon (you can find it here and here).
I would love to say that making this quilt made my scrap bin lighter, but when I put the remaining scraps back in the bin after I made the quilt the bin somehow seemed even more full. I think they are multiplying!
The quilt is backed with a Field Study voile print. This is actually the first time I have used voile for a quilt backing and it was much easier to work with than I anticipated. It seemed to make the quilting a little easier too because it adds so much less bulk to the quilt. Plus it is so dreamy. I free motion quilted it with orange peels, which is quick and fun though mine definitely aren't perfect.
The binding is an older Park Slope print that I really like and that is really the only reason I chose it. I really just wanted to put a bird on it.
I had the kids go with me to the park to take pictures. We had fun with it.
Kara is coming to visit in a few weeks and I think she may have to pry this quilt away from my kids.
They love the voile on the back and it is making me think that it is finally time to do something with the fat quarter bundle of voile I have sitting in my cupboard!