“Scrappy Squares” Finished!

I’m happy to show you my Leader/Ender project made with 2″ squares. You can read about the beginning of this project here. And you can read about the middle of the project here. The blocks measure 6,” finished, and the quilt is 42″ square. This is a great lap quilt size for a rest home resident. (The Tarheel Quilters Guild, of which I am a member, donates lap quilts to our local VA Hospital.)

This quilt is fun to look at because of the variety of textures and prints it contains. From juvenile to Christmas, from polka dot to paisley, from florals to stripes, from Civil War repro to batiks, this quilt has it all!

To match the background fabric, I chose white thread. Meandering adds curvy texture to soften the angular squares. I had planned to bind the quilt with a black polka dot fabric, but after trimming the excess backing from the quilt, I decided to use backing scraps instead. I think the teal Grunge is a great choice; it lends a happy finish to the quilt, and it’s surprising how many of the teal squares in the quilt’s interior are now noticeable.

The making of this quilt has reduced my box of 2″ squares to light backgrounds and boring dark colors, so I’ll use my box of 1 3/4″ squares for my next Leader/Ender project. If you say the block design is similar to the quilt pictured above, you’ll be correct, but daughter Trinity says I should set the blocks on-point and add a piano key border. Stay tuned as I chronicle my progress!


5 thoughts on ““Scrappy Squares” Finished!

  1. Think it would look good using 2 1/2″ squares? I have a gazillion of that size. Think I may give it a try. We give lap and throw quilts to the UNC hospices and they love them.

  2. I’m with Mary Ed, I’ve been trying to use up 2 1/2″ squares so I immediately started figuring out the finished size for that change.

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