This week I finished the Turquoise Scraps top for my older daughter’s new birthday quilt.
It’s a lap quilt and measures 55 inches square. The inspiration for this quilt came from several sources.
The basic block is the Stash Buster by Buttonberry, which I made half-size. The free pattern for the original size block is here (Link Updated 30-8-11).
I wanted to use crisp and neat white sashings because I love the look of this 9-patch quilt by Crazy Mom Quilts.
I also like to use cornerstones because they work like registration marks to keep the rows nice and straight. I learned this technique through making some of Judy Laquidara’s patterns, and the idea for this particular setting came from this photo at All People Quilt.
The backing is already finished, as well. I used Mary Johnson’s instructions for piecing an Off Center 4-Patch Backing, and happily I had some compatible fabrics in my stash! The only things I had to buy for this quilt were the batting and one light turquoise print for contrast.
Now I need to get to work quilting it. It has to be ready for Thursday! 🙂
My Stash Report totals for the week are:
Bought this week: 0
Bought year-to-date: 9.75 yards
Used this week: 6.5 yards
Used year-to-date: 17.25 yards
Used (net): 7.50 yards