Welcome once again to the Blogger's Quilt Festival, when all of us who only wish we were at Spring Market have our own little festival. This year I am entering my Rainbow Waves quilt into the Scrappy Quilt category.
This quilt was made from a design found on another quilter's blog. You can find the link to the original design and a break down of the block for this quilt here.
To make this I pulled from my scrap piles, (only prints and brights, and no pinks or purples) and cut as many 3.5" squares as I could. These paired with 3.5" squares of white and became 768 half square triangles. Whew!
The top without borders would have measured 60"x80", but at the last minute I decided to add a string pieced border which ended up bumping it up to more like 75"x95".
For the border I pulled from my string box, anything that looked to be less than 1.5". I trimmed them to 3 common widths and then pieced them end to end. I sewed the border on around and around and around the top until I ran out of strings and ended up with a really dynamic border about 5" wide.
I stippled the whole thing for simplicity's sake, and to tame all the scraps. Of course it finished off with a scrappy binding :)
Be sure to go back to the festival and check out other entries, and check out my other entry in the Modern category here.