Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Quilt ideas

I am way past due date on making several quilts.  I like to make lap quilts as wedding gifts.  I don't know, I just decided one day. 
I am behind on 2, and coming up this year 3 more!
I want to find a way to use what I got on hand with only buying batting and backing.  I came across this idea.


I won't be able to do big blocks like this one because my fabric is already cut out in 5" blocks, I think.  And some of them will have to be unsewn from each other.  But I have left overs of blacks, whites, black n whites, reds, and teals/aqua.  Maybe do a "fade to black" quilt.  If I do white sashing I won't be able to use the white style blocks.....
I am also trying to find ways to use up this scrap fabric that I inherited.  I started a crazy quilt.  I really like how the blocks are coming out.  It is fun, easy, and it feels like I'm zipping through making them.  I worked most of a Saturday and got about 60 blocks done.  I have a queen size bed and I would need 252 5" blocks which sew down to 4.5" to cover the top of the bed (60"x80") .  That's a LOT of blocks.  If I could dedicate many more Saturdays to crazy quilt block making, where I made 50 blocks a day, I would need 4 more Saturdays!  So I tried to think of other patterns that would be fun and look great to.  Because the crazy quilt creates 'diamonds' I feel it is best to try to but them in rows of 2.  Here are some of the designs I came up with.  Please let me know what you think.

Design 1; 205 blocks needed

Design 2; 197 blocks needed

Design 3; 233 blocks needed

Design 4; 152 blocks needed

Design 5; 208 blocks needed

Design 6; 197 blocks needed

My favorite is design 4 or 5, but I think 5 would be better.  But I would only be saving myself 44 blocks.  I don't know what I'm going to do.  I am going to need another 150 blocks though.  Maybe this is a project that takes awhile and goes on the back burner a lot.  I guess I'm okay with that.  Not what I thought I was doing but that's life. :)

Other Ideas for using up these scraps:

These would be lap quilt size ideas. 

As Always,



  1. I like design 6. Your crazy quilt in a previous post is lovely. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

  2. Those are all great ideas, and being one for not being able to make a decision I would just make them all LOL - Enjoy!!