Fun with Scraps!

Several months ago, I did another swap on the Scrap Quilting forum on DelphiForums. This one was an exercise in color play. Everyone made two pairs of blocks each for the others in the swap. Each pair was to be a set of a rail fence block and a four patch block. Both blocks in a set had to use the same tone-on-tone or solid matched with two different fabrics that could go with the solid, but not necessarily with each other. Here’s one of my sets as an example… both use the same blue, but the other fabric is different, and certainly not what you would normally use in a quilt together. My other set was more “subdued,” using a burgundy solid with two prints that didn’t contrast quite as much. The burgundy set made it into the quilt, but I didn’t have room for the blue ones… I have a few sets of that left, so I’m making other plans for them.

Due to the fact that there’s no room in the budget for new fabric right this second (like I NEED any more fabric…LOL), I decided to take them out and play. And here’s what I came up with! I used the four patch blocks for the center, and then lined up the rail fence blocks as a border of sorts. Then I added the corner blocks to carry the line of the rail fence around the edge of the quilt. What do you think? I’m not usually one for wild scrappy with “reckless abandon,” but I actually really like the outcome. Very colorful to say the least…
It’s not very big, only 30×30, but it will make a nice tea party blanket or kid cozy quilt. Another reason I went ahead and put this together is that I need a small project to test out the Flynn Frame my mom got me for Christmas. That’s my next challenge…

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