Friday, January 16, 2015

2015 RSC January Blue Week 3 and a Cat In The Hat Baby Quilt Finish


I've been working through my blue scraps this week and will add six 4.5" scrappy, crumb blocks to my collection. The two 8.5" scrappy crumb blocks in the picture will be turned into another hot pad later this week. A cotton knitted dish cloth made it into the picture, too. To see what others made with blue scraps this week, go here Saturday morning.
This year I'm going to work through my scraps and cut them into usable sizes. Scrappy strips almost 2.5" will be trimmed into 2.5" strips. Strips almost 2" wide with be trimmed to 2" wide. Strips almost 1.5" will be trimmed to 1.5" wide. Strips less than 1.5" wide and wider than 1" will go into a basket of strings for string blocks later this year. Scrappy crumbs will be trimmed into 2.5" or 2.0" squares. I'll turn crumbs into fabric. Hope this new system works out : )


Would you believe the blocks in this Cat In The Hat baby quilt were cut from a panel a friend gave me a year or two ago. So did the red sashing fabric and the backing. This little charity quilt was fun to make. Thank you Sharon : )


Just look at that backing fabric. Those little blotches of color remind me of Thing 1 and Thing 2's hair! Perfect for this quilt. It's quilted with two wavy lines through the borders. The rest was quilted with a loose free motion meander. After a go in the washer and dryer, it finished at 38.5" x 42". A new mother and baby will love this one. I'll take it to my quilt guild's January meeting.

16 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

More prescious blues! Oh, what a sweet Seuss quilt - well done with the use of that panel. Sure to be well loved!

Laura said...

Your crumb blocks are awesome! I love the Dr Suess quilt! Another perfect backing! Hooray!

Karen H said...

Beautiful blues, and the Cat in the Hat turned out great! My aunt and my mother-in-law always made the knitted dish cloths. They are both gone now, and my supply is dwindling. I suppose I should learn how to knit my own.

Scrappy quilter said...

Don't you just love making crumb blocks. They are so much fun. I love how you finished your Cat in the Hat blocks.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a FUN quilt... love those blocks!
You are having a great time with the blue scraps!

Kate said...

Fun scrappy blocks. Sounds like you have the beginnings of a good scrap management system.

make.share.give said...

Great idea for organizing your strips. I think the backing fabric looks like the trees in the Lorax. Very nice job!

Terri said...

You are so ambitious and busy. Love your blocks. The crumbs will be lovely potholders. (You are good at those!)
So much to cut... sew little time.
Love your Cat in the Hat. What a sweet donation.
Thanks for sharing it all with us.
Hugs

Nell's Quilts said...

The cat in the hat quilt will be perfect for a little one. Love the backing - so bright and happy!

Cathy said...

Oh, that Cat in the Hat quilt is sweet!

And that's kind of how I "organize" my scraps.

Alycia said...

Your crumb blocks are great - bet they feel good to work through those scraps!

Sarah said...

Nice little quilt. it will make someone very happy!

Jennie in GA said...

Congrats on your scrap usage and plan!

Lydsfire said...

Your scrappy blocks are really coming together. Keep it up! That Cat in the Hat quilt is awesome!

Muddling Through said...

Ha! You are so right - it DOES look like "Thing" hair! Great looking quilt. Every part just plays together so nicely.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

I'm thinking crumb blocks too with my strips & small scraps since my strip drawers are already full. Love yours!

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