New Scrap Quilt

April 7, 2008 at 11:57 am 8 comments

Like most fabric addicts, I have a hard time throwing away scraps of fabric. It’s almost embarrassing the tiny pieces that I find I need to save. I mean really tiny. If it’s much bigger than a postage stamp, then I’ll consider keeping it. I am pleased to say that the day has come that my neurosis has paid off. I’m making this scrap quilt (inspired by a Flickr photo – I’ll credit it when I get permission) and the center of the small block only needs to be 1.5″ square. It’s another courthouse style, square within a square pattern.

I did this mock-up on the computer to work out the number and size of blocks I’ll be needing for a lap size quilt. The colors are sure to change but it’s good to get a feel for it this way. The effect reminds me of a Klimt painting, more so with actual fabric than what you see below. I’m looking forward to seeing how it will turn out.

P.S. I dropped off the Chez Moi quilt at the machine quilter last week. It should be ready in early May. Can’t wait to see it!


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  • 1. Jen  |  April 7, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Wow…if you can get the colors about the same this is going to be stunning. Even if you can’t, the layout is great.

    Reminds me of this quilt:
    Four years, four months

  • 2. Jacquie  |  April 7, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    I have a pattern something like this…haven’t had the courage to tackle it yet because some of the squares are sooooo small. Can’t wait to see yours.

  • 3. ivyarts  |  April 7, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Jen – that quilt is beautiful. I love it and the others she’s made.

    Jacquie – The smallest blocks will be 3″ finished.. pretty small but I’m going for it.

  • 4. Cora  |  April 10, 2008 at 3:04 am

    That quilts is going to be gorgeous. Can’t wait to see it completed.

  • 5. t  |  April 23, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    what kind of computer program do you use to make these awesome layouts? it’s gorgeous…

  • 6. t  |  April 23, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    p.s. what is the pattern name for this quilt? sorry! thanks…

  • 7. embellishingexperiments  |  July 2, 2008 at 8:38 pm

    Wow, that is a wonderful mock-up. Is that with EQ? or what?
    Judi S — I’m glad I found your blog.

  • 8. helen  |  August 21, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Do you want to share the size of each square?

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