January Goal Finished

This month my main goal was to piece together the Bright Birch scrap blocks to swap with my friend.  Once I cut the solids into 16″ x 16″ squares, it was pretty easy.

I had the scraps chain pieced then cut into 16″ strips.  You can go through quiet a few scraps with this.  What I had thought was enough wasn’t even close, so I had to sew more.

bright birch 1

These blocks come together very quickly.

bright birch blocksI swamped blocks with my friend and I’m so happy with the results.

bright birch completed blocksThis guy really loved when I laid out blocks on the floor.  The quilt will be going with us to the lake to keep at our camper.  Mostly likely it will be P’s to snuggle with while staying out there.


Here is the completed top.  I apologize for the indoor night time lighting.  It’s been so dreary outside and I don’t have big walls to tape this up.

bright birch top

I must have been on a roll yesterday.  Not only did I piece the top together, I got the back pieced too.  Originally I saw this quilt with a vintage sheet on the back.  However, since this is scrappy and using my stash for this quilt, why not use some yardage that has just been sitting around.

Trust me there were a few I pulled that just need to get out of my stash.  This backing was perfect.  It’s not pretty but I think fits the quilt.

bright birch basted 2Pay no attention to how lumpy this looks.  I’m hoping to smooth it out with quilting.  Bonus on this quilt, the batting is all scrap batting too.  This is truly a scrap quilt.

bright birch basted

I started on the quilting last night and hope to finish it over the weekend.  My goal is to be binding this bad boy during the SuperBowl.

I’m linking up with A Lovely Year of Finishes – January Finishes.  Way to go everyone meeting your goals.

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