This weeks game of catch up involves a lovely little scrap quilt I made last year…
The pattern is an Irish Chain variation and I had a blast using all the little bits of blue scraps I had accumulated…and it was surprising how many little bits I had.
I used 2 1/2 inch squares for the nine patch block… lots of little bits from mini charm packs I had accumulate over time… and the snowball block started as a 6 1/2 inch square of low volume blues & white prints.
Again I was surprised by how many of those I had in my stash. It always surprises me when I get an idea in my head and then find everything I need in my stash…. though sometimes it disappoints me too as I loose my excuse to pick upnbnew fabric when my stash provides.
The back of the quilt was also from my stash. Awhile ago I picked up a few yards of this wonderful Laura Ashley print at a Thrift store. I do not often thrift my fabric but I could. not leave this fun print behind…. and as all the quilts are washed before donating I was not worried about using it as a back.
This was actually the last shot of an afternoon of quilt photography. Mr Wombat was such a good sport… patiently humoring me as I drove around the neighborhood looking for fun quilt locations. I think sometimes he misses the days when I used to just hang the quilts on the back fence!
Size: 42 x 54 inches
Pattern: Irish Chain variation
Fabric: Mini charm squares and scraps.
20 thoughts on “Got the blues…”
I love your quilts – so beautiful, 😊
I love it!! Blue is one of my favorite colors, so this quilt makes me “happy”!
Love the blues. It’s going to make someone very happy! Made me happy to see an idea for my bins of stash!!
It’s lovely. Blue is my favourite colour. We call that pattern nine patch and snowball. It’s a very old pattern and I saw a red and white version on a bed in a historical museum house.
I love this quilt, most especially the back!
What a great fabric for a kids quilt.
This is a fun quilt and the colors/fabrics are wonderful! Confession: sometimes I “forget” that my scrap bin exists. This quilt is a great reminder that I must dig through it once in a while. Thank you!
I have done this quilt pattern in scrappy greens. now I will have to do it in blues after seeing yours.
Mr. Wombat wears that pretty quilt well! I find it satisfying to use my stash for a quilt, but I have to admit I do like shopping for fabric for a quilt. The struggle is real.
Love this little quilt!
Fabulous! I’ve been looking at a Jack’s chain pattern for years and thinking I must do it. Your Irish chain is a good alternative without the Y seams, so maybe it’ll get done one of these years after all. Mr Wombat is looking ultra cool in hat and shades, but I can see he’s suffering slightly from pinkie-fatigue in that last shot…
Blue is my favourite colour – Love your blues 🙂
There is no way my hubby would humour me as often as yours does. I save my requests for emergencies.
The backing fabric is a gorgeous find! I was in an op shop yesterday looking for a novelty teaspoon (for work – they disappear – I wanted something identifiably mine). Now, I wish I had looked in fabric corner too, but hubby was with me and already starting to roll his eyes …
You scored on that backing fabric! It works beautifully with your quilt. 🙂
Beautiful blue quilt! I really like the backing fabric! I wish our thrift stores sold fabric pieces! You found a great spot to photograph your quilt!
Beautiful quilt and glad you could make room for some new by using things from your stash. Thanks for taking time to share.
Lovely quilt. I understand the fight between “use what you have” vs. “but it is pretty!” – happens to me all the time.
Beautiful quilt and great backing xo
I love this! It may be blue but sure makes me happy to look at!
The quilt is lovely, but what is even better is that I opened your blog and you are back! I’m hesitant to inquire on where folks are that I follow, as life does get in the way of blogging, but it’s really good to see your post again…yes you have been missed!
I too started the 100 blocks, got to 30, and well, .I’m in a stall. One of my goals for 2019 /2020 Is too finish!
Happy to see you back!
I love this! I’ve been looking at vintage snowball and nine patch blocks in preparation for making one of my own.