Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Using up some Fives

Scrap Squares 41.5 x 55.5 inches
Have I shared this one with you yet?  In a recent attempt to try and use up some 5-inch scraps I came across this great pattern.  It's from Fons & Porter's Easy Quilts -Scrap Quilts, Fall 201.  The designer is Kaye England, and the pattern is called Kaye's Scrap Squares. 

It was super easy to make!  I down-sized it a bit to use 5-inch instead of the original 5-1/2 inch squares.  The piano key border that I added used up even more scraps. 

The only difficulty I had with this quilt is the batting.  I pieced together some batting scraps that were lying around and have no idea how old, or what brand they were.  In quilting this up I used a Crayola ultra-clean washable marker to mark the loopy hearts in the gray border.  The marking washed out perfectly, but the batting bearded something awful in the wash.  Totally unexpected!  Guess I'll be keeping this one.

The 5-inch scrap bag is still full, but at least it's not bursting out all over.  I usually don't make the same quilt pattern twice, but this one would be tempting.

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