Blocks and Stripes quilt top

The top of this quilt is nearly completed – or at least, completed enough so that I can post it here for you!

I love the way it’s come out so far. This is exactly what I had in mind when I started it, but I admit that during the process I started thinking that maybe it wasn’t what I wanted. Now that it’s all sewn together, I think it’s perfect.

Once again, this is made up of scraps that I had left over from other projects. I think you’ll be able to find fabrics by many of my favorite fabric designers – Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, Heather Bailey, to name a few.

Originally I planned to do blocks that would all be the same size, but since I was dealing with scraps, I didn’t have enough scraps of the correct size.

Instead I opted for random sizes of the blocks – with some as small as 3 inches square, up to those that are about 6 inches square. I framed each fabric square (or rectangle) with white fabric and cut each into an 8 inch square.

As of now it measures 42″ x 54″, but with the border and binding, it should end up large enough to use as a blanket on the couch (or I hope so, anyway!)

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7 Responses to Blocks and Stripes quilt top

  1. 1
    Terriaw says:

    This quilt top looks great! I love that way you are using up your scraps, making it colorful, but also crisp with the white sashing. Have you decided how you’re going to quilt it? Great job!

  2. 2
    Amber says:

    This is fantastic – I love it!

  3. 3
    Teresa says:

    This is beautiful! I love this quilt!

  4. 4
    Alissa says:

    I love it! I’ll bet you can’t wait to see it get even prettier with quilting!!

    I’ve done the different sized blocks framed in white thing a couple of times now and both times I seriously questioned it… only to be completely happy with the result in the end!

  5. 5
    Amy says:

    It’s just spectacular. I love it!

  6. 6

    I love this.

    Can I ask a question?…when you do a white background like this, what do you use for the white fabric? Is it just Kona Cotton in white? I think I’m a little afraid of white…

  7. 7

    It looks great! My quilt tops usually evolve as I work on them too 🙂

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