Saturday, December 31, 2011

Hip To Be Square

This is my last quilt of 2011 and my last Scrap Squad quilt and I must admit that makes me a bit sad. It's been wonderful getting to know the other members and Diane Harris via emails. I completed 6 scrap squad quilts this year, have gifted 3 of them.

I spent hours using EQ to draw out some ideas for this one and settled on a dark background Christmas quilt for this one. I used 4 reds, 2 greens, many blacks and kona white. Probably my least scrappy of all of the Scrap Squad quilts.



I made 24 blocks and every other block is turned a quarter turn, which makes a secondary star pattern and 4-patches. In order to have the seams nest when assembling, I pressed the outer block segments towards the black in both blocks.



Not wanting to waste those 96 bonus triangles, I trimmed them down to 2.25" to use in one of the borders. I made an additional 40+ half square triangle blocks.





I used both greens in the inner border and just the mottled on in the outer. The binding uses all 4 red fabrics.



It's quilted with holly and poinsettas using gold Glide thread.



This one will go on the twin bed in the spare bedroom next Christmas so I'm ahead of the game for 2012.

CONGRATULATIONS to the new Scrap Squad members: ENJOY! You'll have a great time!

10 comments:

Kristi said...

love this red and green quilt....so very pretty!

Cheryl Willis said...
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Cheryl Willis said...

very nice job! i think it would be hard to commit to 6 quilts each year but you have hit a home run on all of them.

jillquilts said...

Oh it looks awesome!! I hope that I have as much fun on the scrap squad as you have!

Amy said...

Very festive!

Sandy said...

Very nice work, as always! Really like the colors in this one.

fiberobsession said...

Well, you surely added some pizazz to the Scrap Squad! Job well done! I'll miss seeing your take on the patterns.

Bonnie said...

This quilt is fabulous... I need to take a look at the pattern in the magazine. I like how you saved and USED the extra half square triangles... great job.

You'll be my inspiration this year. Did you often draw the quilt in EQ? I am not very proficient and am always messed up with the fabrics... Sigh, something else to learn to do...

Wonderful job.

Sheila said...

So very pretty! I'm going to miss your 'take' on these quilts.

TheQuiltedAppleTree said...

This is really nice!