Postage Checkerboard Scrappy Boy Quilt

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Creating a scrap quilt allows me to combine a variety of fabrics in a cohesive way.  Keeping a simple design makes it easy to sew and quilt.  More importantly, it can build your confidence as you start playing with your scraps.  Postage checkerboard scrappy boy quilt is a wonderful way to use scraps quickly.

Look for a tutorial coming in August 2018.

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This was a quilt I started over Memorial Day weekend in my raceday create-a-thon.  My scraps are two inch squares.  To piece the postage stamp blocks, I went to my random pulling method.

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For each block I tried to avoid same color combinations.  The random method does help with that.  This isn’t for every quilter, but can be a fun exercise.  You should try it some time.

Kona Ash is the gray surrounding the smaller blocks.  They are also two inches.  I had envisioned quilting with an orange peel design, much like this quilt.  Instead I went with a quick free motion quilting.  Looking at the finished quilt, the blocks stand out more than the quilting.

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The quilting hides in the blocks and sashing.  Look at how the colors are balanced and framed in gray.  While pulling fabrics I found these two fabrics for the backing.

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I had just enough to make the backing.  Same goes for the yellow binding.  I love how it sometimes just works out.  This quilt is heading to meet it’s new owner, Henry.  He was born a few weeks early and it currently doing well.

This is baby quilt 11/40 for the yearlong goal.