This baby quilt was inspired by Crazy Mom Quilts Color Wheel Quilt. I have lots of scraps that I can never seem to get rid of--they just keep multiplying! So when I saw Amandajean's post, I thought this was a great way to use them up. I love using scraps, but sometimes scrappy quilts can look a bit chaotic with a bajillion different colors, patterns, even textures. This way, it is still very much scrappy, but dosent look like a huge pile of confetti. Gee, sort them by color...what a genious concept!! Now I keep a stock pile of different colored blocks on hand to whip up a baby quilt in a jiff.
Here's how to make it:
1. Sort scraps by color.
2. (The fun part) Sew pieces together randomly until you get a big enough block. Mine measure 10" square, 9.5" finished.
3. Square up your blocks. Any sizable trimmings can go back into your scrap pile to make another block!
4. Sew on sashing. I think I cut mine 2 or 2.5 inches, I cant remember.
5. Quilt it
6. Bind it.
7. Take a picture of it. I try to keep a photo album of all the quilts I make. Although, I sometimes forget to snap a picture before I give it away.
8. Give it to a baby.
There you have it--My very first tutorial! Details Schmetails.