Wednesday, March 7, 2018

A Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt

A Finished Quilt.
Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

QUILT DETAILS
Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt
The finished quilt measures 50 inches x 50 inches.
204 four-patch units.
Each finished square measures 1 1/4" x 1 1/4".
Background Fabric:
Cotton chambray fabric in dark grey by Lecien Fabrics
49 squares.
Each finished square measures 5" x 5".
Total patchwork pieces: 865.
Quilting:
Ditch stitching all vertical and horizontal block seam lines
then adding additional diagonal lines through the center of all blocks.
Thread:
Cotton thread for piecing and quilting.
Batting:
100% low loft cotton batting.

Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

I am pleased to share with you lots of photos of my finished Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt. Scrap busting and tiny (repetitive) patchwork piecing makes for a happy quilter (me!). Pieced from many scrappy four-patch units this quilt is perfect for all those small fabric pieces and also presents as a great "leaders and enders" quilt project. 

Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

Quilted with edge to edge straight lines; first by ditch stitching vertical and horizontal "block" lines, followed by sets of diagonal lines that cross through the center of the four-patch blocks. I usually try and avoid marking lines for quilting (instead using a quilting guide attached to the walking foot to trace seam lines or stitching lines) but for this quilt I did mark the diagonal lines that run through the center of the background fabric (grey squares) with a Clover Hera Marker. It's quick and easy, and helps to keep those lines from wandering.

Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

For the back of the quilt I have used my favorite text fabric Newsprint from the Story collection by Carrie Bloomston ....

Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt - backing fabric  | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

... and I have matched it with my signature black/white stripe fabric for the binding.

Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt - binding | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

The finished quilt is for sale and is listed in my Etsy Store.

See all of the listing details here:

Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

How lovely is the weave of the cotton chambray fabric? I love the contrast of the colorful printed fabrics against the dark grey chambray, but the weave of the chambray fabric adds interest and texture, as does the simple quilting grid.

Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

Thank you for stopping by and for scrolling through the many photos!
Rita

Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

RELEVANT LINKS:
Red Pepper Quilts Etsy Store
A Postage Stamp Scrap Buster Quilt - Work in Progress

More RPQ Scrap Buster Quilts:
Scrappy Irish Chain Quilt and Quilt Pattern - November 2017
99 Squircles Quilt and Block Templates - July 2017
Summer's End Postage Stamp Quilt - March 2017



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9 comments:

  1. I think you did a fantastic job again.

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  2. looks really neat but I have found making queen size quilts even out of 1.5 inch scraps do not bust my scrap stash LOL

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  3. I have to remember 'leaders and enders' the next time I make patchwork. I love the quilt!!

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  4. As always, your quilt is scrapalicious and speaks to me of cheer and comfort and snuggly goodness.

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  5. Nice to see this complete. I started one with a lime green Kona as my background fabric. It ended up being a mini quilt for an exchange. Seeing yours makes me want to try again.

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  6. Rita, I love your sensibility about design. Kudos from California.

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  7. This is a really nice scrap quilt - love the grey background, and the cheer scraps!

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