For such a small project, this one feels like a huge accomplishment! It only measures 18.5 x 18.5, but there are a lot of bits of fabric and seams in this little quilt. Here is my version of "Full Spectrum," from Kelly Young's book Scrappy Improv Quilting!
Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year
Friday, July 1, 2022
A finish to start the month
Except for the background fabric (a fat quarter of white with pale blue dots),
every bit of this quilt is a scrap!
I enjoy making crumb blocks - they're a great way to get more out of the little odd-shaped scraps - and I'm always looking for ways to use them. This project started with a rainbow of crumbs sewn together in squares or rectangles according to the pattern.
Scrappy triangles in a square, stitch and flip corners, and smaller squares are cut of the crumb blocks to create this design!
Even the backing and binding are scraps from other quilts! I decided to stick with the blue theme that started with the background choice.
For the quilting, I followed the design to make a star,
and added some orange peel shapes in the center.
It was fun taking Full Spectrum out in the yard for a photo shoot! Under the apple tree:
And with the exploding petunias!
But it's going to live here, above the fireplace mantel in my sewing room. (Yes, those are longhorns! Long story...lol!)
I enjoyed everything about making this mini quilt!
Now moving on to my purple blocks for July!
Sharing at SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday and at
Quilting is More Fun than Housework for Oh Scrap!
And at Needle and Thread Thursday.