Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilt - Part 3

The finished quilt and lots of photos ~
Scrap Buster Quilt ~ An Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

I love scrap busting and scrap quilts even more so! I am so glad that I hold on to every scrappy piece of fabric that could just as easily be tossed into the rubbish bin, for this scrap buster quilt is a direct result of that - made from all the leftover pieces of fabrics from the many quilts that were made before it.

Scrap Buster Quilt ~ An Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Scrap Buster Quilt ~ An Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Scrap Buster Quilt ~ An Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

Mmmm, I do have a lot of different fabrics! Many of the fabrics used for this quilt have been part of my stash for a while, but there are also many fabrics that are more recent additions. The fabric squares cut for this quilt were cut using a fabric cutter and 2" square fabric die. This made the task of cutting so many different fabrics from irregular size fabric scraps easier. However any fabric that has been fussy cut so as to feature a flower, text, animal, fruit, etc has been cut individually with a rotary cutter and ruler. (For piecing details please see the work in progress blog post for this quilt).

Scrap Buster Quilt ~ An Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Scrap Buster Quilt ~ An Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Scrap Buster Quilt ~ An Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The quilt is quilted by ditch stitching all seam lines (simple and functional rather than decorative quilting) thereby creating an all over 1 1/2" grid of intersecting lines, which gives the quilt a lovely drape and soft hand.

Scrap Buster Quilt ~ An Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

For the back of the quilt I have used my go-to and all time favorite backing fabric: Newsprint from the Story collection by Carrie Bloomston and my signature binding fabric is a narrow (1/8 inch) black and white stripe by Timeless Treasures.

Scrap Buster Quilt ~ An Irish Chain Quilt - quilt binding | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Scrap Buster Quilt ~ An Irish Chain Quilt - quilt binding | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

QUILT STATS
Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilt
The finished quilt measures 70 inches x 70 inches.
A total of 1949 patchwork pieces.
Fabrics Used:
Solid Fabric ~
Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in White
Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton in Tomato
And lots of scrappy fabrics!
Each finished square measures 1 1/2 inches x 1 1/2 inches.
Refer to Work in Progress blog posts for piecing instructions.
Warm & White batting from The Warm Company;
a low loft cotton batting perfect for use with low volume and bright white fabrics.

Scrap Buster Quilt ~ An Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

This quilt is available for purchase from my Etsy Store.

See all the listing details here:
Scrap Buster Quilt ~ An Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017
Scrap Buster Quilt ~ An Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

The good news is that I cut way too many 2" squares for this project plus I still a lot more fabric scraps left over. As such, there are more squares to be cut and more scrap buster quilts to be made. There will always be more fabric scraps and more scraps quilts to be made.

Thank you for stopping by!
Rita

Scrap Buster Quilt ~ An Irish Chain Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2017

RELEVANT LINKS:
Red Pepper Quilts Etsy Store
Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt - Work in Progress Part 1 - March 2017
Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt - Work in Progress Part 2 - March 2017
Irish Chain Scrap Buster Quilt and Tutorial 

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12 comments:

  1. So much precise work; love it, as always!

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  2. Has anyone ever run out of scraps?

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  3. Love it, your work as always beautiful

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  4. Wow, it`s absolutely beautiful!!

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  5. It's a beautiful and very striking quilt. Gorgeous!

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  6. It's absolutely wonderful, Rita! I love it!

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  7. It is beautiful. What an accomplishment. There will always be scraps!

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  8. Wonderful! Congrats on completing another fabulous quilt!

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  9. What a gorgeous quilt! You have the most wonderful scraps!

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  10. "As such, there are more squares to be cut and more scrap buster quilts to be made. There will always be more fabric scraps and more scraps quilts to be made." Said the great theorist Rita Hodge.
    I know, quilting makes your brain huge. All that thinking we do.
    I love this quilt. It looks happy

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  11. Such a beauty! I love scrappy quilts the very best and I'd have to say that this one moves right to the tippity top of my favorites list! I see a lot of work involved and judging by this awesome photo shoot, it was well worth the effort! Well done! XO

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