For this month’s Scrap-Happy post hosted by Kate@talltalesfromchiconia, I took a break from my maple leaf rag quilt to make a scrappy quilt for my nephew’s wedding.
I had quite a few scraps leftover from my Navajo code talkers quilt that I finished this summer. They have been sitting in a box waiting for that perfect time to peek their head out and join together in quilt happiness.
My nephew is getting married in a few weeks. I didn’t want to make a “girlie” quilt for him and his new bride. This fabric was perfect! “Manly, yes, but I like it too!” Am I dating myself with that? Lol:)
I found a picture of a quilt on Pinterest called “x” Marks The Spot by fabrictherapy.blogspot.com She has a great free tutorial there. It was perfect for using my piano key border scraps on. It looked so easy that I just made up the pattern as I went. I made up 20 5″x16.5″ piano key strips because that was the size of my scrap border.
The tutorial doesn’t use foundation piecing, but I like a foundation for the guide of the fabric. So I gathered some old “yucky” fabric that I had from years ago or that was given to me by loving relatives or friends who thought I could use it. And they were right. I save these sub-standard quality fabrics to use for foundation piecing. They work great!
I had quite a bit of 2.5″ binding left over from this summer as well. I cut it in half and used it as the framing pieces on either side of the piano piece.
Then I stitched more strips to both sides making a very uneven square. I did not try to match the width of the strips. This quilt is using scraps and that means grab the scrap and use it!
I know they are going to love this quilt. I have used black minky on the back for SWEET, snugly softness.
Thank you for stopping by!
PS- I am also happy to be linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday