Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Scrappy Christmas Quilt

I loved making these blocks. I decided to make a baby quilt (so that I could actually get a top done to show you) ;o) It's super easy and works along the same lines as a Patchwork Style Scrap Block. I've already started more blocks so that I can make a larger quilt.

I have been throwing my Christmas scraps into a little box in my closet. I started much the same way I do all scrappy projects. Here are my quickly pressed Christmas scraps in piles by size.
Sorting Scraps


What makes this block a bit different then my Patchwork Style Scrappy Block, is that I only used two colors and I started off with a scrap that was 5" in length. It didn't matter the width, but I wanted each green center rectangle to be the same length.
Once around


I grabbed the red Christmas scraps from the Christmas scrappy box, and other red scraps from my Red Scrap Bin. I wanted the blocks to be 8" square. Notice the red piece I'm sewing on in this photo? It's totally a scrap! But no worries. I will use my quilting rulers to trim it after it's sewn on and pressed open.
No worries on the jagged edges


Here are several of my blocks in progress.
Start of a few blocks


I use my Square It Up 8" ruler to measure the blocks in progress. Where do I need to put the next piece? How wide should it be? After the last piece is sewn on, I use the 8" ruler to square up the block.
Squaring it up

{Templates will be available for sale mid-late November}

I used 20 blocks for this baby quilt and 2.5" white sashing. I would probably consider this a toddler quilt as it's a bit bigger then my normal baby quilts. It finishes at approx. 40"x50".




You'll see that not all the prints are "Christmas" but just having them red and green and the green's in the same tones, makes the quilt. I think it would also be a fantastic quilt without any sashing.


And think of the possibilities! Baby girl? Pink and White. Baby boy? Blue and White. Valentines? Red and Pink. 4th of July? Red and Blue. Halloween? Orange and Black. And those are just holidays and special occasions. Brown and Pink, Orange and Pink, Orange and Yellow, Red and Brown. Do you have a lot of one color in your scraps? Go for it!

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32 comments:

nicolette said...

Love this scrappy Christmas project!

Unfortunately 3 pictures don’t show up in your post, flickr says they are private.

Madame Samm said...

hello jodi..yep same pics are missing perhaps maybe for just your very best quilting friends..OHHH I understand lol..
will return...

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

great technique ... but can't see all the pictures

Briawna said...

ditto. but the block pictures look adorable. I'd love to see the finished top.

Lee Ann said...

From what I can see, this is going to be very cute! I'll try to remember to come back and view the missing pictures. :-)

Briarside Lane said...

Looks like it will be a cute scrappy quilt. Logged into Flickr, still can't see the rest. Will check back later...Karen

Des said...

i like the 5" rectangle idea and that they're all the same. gives it a punch. I like punch. fruit punch. Tropical Fruit punch.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Love it!! I like the idea of the green being the same size. But I also was not able to see all your pictures. but enough to fall in love with the blocks!

Diane said...

What I can see is cute, but the pictures for most of it are missing... oops, I see others have already advised you of this.

Cris A said...

What a pretty quilt! I love the simple red and green!

Lovie said...

Really like this, what a great way to make a two color quilt, and use up scraps.
I can also picture it with black centers and bright batiks for the other fabrics. My batik bin is overflowing, looks like I have my next quilt project.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am so glad the pictures are now up and working. I love this!!!!

Lee Ann said...

Oh wow! This is extremely cute and looks so easy to do!

VickiT said...

Very pretty quilt. I am really starting to like the look of these quilts so much.

Cheryl said...

all i have to say is that my scrap fabrics don't look have as great as yours. Such beautiful, vibrant fabrics.
Loving that 8" template to square up. That is fabulous.

Diane said...

Yea! I can see all th pictures. Thanks for letting me know when the issue was fixed. This quilt is so cool!

Alison said...

Love this - and agree the possibilities are endless. I can see the photos fine - they are all gorgeous.

Obsession said...

Where do you buy Square it up rulers?

Becky said...

Me likey very much!!! I gotta quit surfing for ideas and just get to it, ya know?

Are you back yet? Have a good trip?

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Beautiful. So crisp with the white borders, and better longevity without Christmas fabrics in it.

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

Beautiful and so fun and inspiring! I've already sorted my scraps out into wire baskets just like yours because I want to be just like Jodi! Now I might have to make one of these Christmas quilts! Oh, so many ideas so little time!

Anna

sara's art house said...

I LOVE this quilt! The colors are gorgeous!

Little Lady Patchwork said...

Hi Jodi!

Love it but then again your can never go wrong with RED! :0)

XOXO,
Stefanie

Millie said...

I love the red and green scrappy quilt and it look so clean and fresh. Will be waiting for the template.

Nancy said...

I love this. Such crisp, clean colors.

Ann T. said...

Very cute. Thanks for sharing, and welcome home from vacation.

DANA said...

That is awesome! I would love for you to come link that in my Strut Your Stuff Party! http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-party.html

Deb said...

I LOVE the red and green scrappy! You could also use these same two colors but put the green on the outside (just green not Christmas greens) and the small red in the center and end up with a summertime watermelon quilt! I love the ideas!

Jami said...

This is so pretty! I'd love to have you link it to my Thursday Theme Party! It is a perfect Christmas project. :)
-Jami

grannysew said...

I have only just 'found' you! what a delight to see all the lovely projects you make, & 'sew' inspirational!
The only disapointment I have is I cannot print off the tut' of the Fabric Basket, there is a problem somewhere? I wait in anticipation for your next newsletter etc.
Yours is stitches

I am Just One Mom said...

love the green centers. will use this tip when teaching Scraps classes in the future. A singular commonality is binding it all together. Brilliant.

Stephanie said...

I just happened across your blog yesterday and have become a follower already. I am in love with scraps and enjoy seeing what you've created with them.

This quilt is so pretty! Can't wait to see what you continue to bring to us. Keep 'em coming!

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