Quiltmaker Magazine Scrap Squad Quilt #3 is called Spinout by Barbara Cline, and I chose to make mine REALLY scrappy using 1930's fabrics!
I started by making a grid in Adobe Illustrator. I tried many different options from very controled, to random, and back several times. I finally settled on this version which uses 6 different fabrics in 6 different colors.
I rough cut all the pieces first. Of course it wasn't long before I realized that I needed to turn my cutting guide over!
I used 6 different fabrics in each color and labeled them as such.
I then printed out all 264 paper piecing segments and using my printout, I labeled each one with colored pencils and the number of the appropriate fabrics. It may seem like a lot of trouble, but it really didn't take much time at all.
I then picked up the appropriate 2 fabrics and stacked them on top of each paper, keeping the columns labeled and separated.
I stitched a row, then pressed, trimmed, removed the papers
and back on the design wall they went, assembling the rows as they were finished.
The inner border is made with 4 different reds and the outer border has 4 different blues, along with the leftover segments that I pieced.
I quilted it with the classic Baptist Fan pattern and I must say that I love this quilt.
I've had so much fun with these Quiltmaker Scrap Squad quilts and am once again amazed by how creatively different and wonderful they are.
Be sure to check out the other wonderful Scrap Squad Spinout quilts at the Quilty Pleasures blog.