Monday, November 20, 2017

Scrap Happy Baby Quilt

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Introducing Scrap Happy, in a baby quilt size! 


Scrap Happy baby quilt


This is my fourth quilt made from the Charm School book, with Sea Glass, Lickety-Split 1, and Lickety-Split 2 the others. Any more quilts from charms are of my own design (hint, hint - there's some in the works!) but those are for another day.

I must say, I really enjoyed this book, and had hoped to make a couple more from the patterns. But, as I said a few weeks ago, distractions have gotten in the way. So, I'll say adieu to Charm School, and move on.


Scrap Happy details

I know, this is what you're really waiting for - quilting eye-candy! Let's have a look:


Scrap Happy baby quilt full on view


Made from charm squares, with a fast and fun way to make 4-patch units that easily achieve scrap variety. If you haven't seen the videos on that technique, check out The Charming 4-patch: Fast, Fun, and Fabulous, and The Charming 4-patch on Overdrive!

Ah, the quilting! Crosshatching in the sashing,


Scrap Happy crosshatch quilting

stitch-in-the-ditch on the squares, and a really simple line fill in the sashing stars adds a bit of specialness!


Scrap Happy sashing and star quilting


And guess what? I have a video on how to fill those stars, which can be done on a domestic or longarm machine - yeah! 

To start off, the star has a 1/4" border stitched inside, and two lines in the star arms divide the space for the magic to happen. 


finished quilted sashing star

The video starts with the last bit of a dividing line being stitched, then moves onto the fill.




Pretty easy, right? Just another idea for a star fill, if ever you need one!

And if you wondering why there's no awesome fill in those 4-patch squares, well, I had one planned, then changed my mind. I really liked the poofy squares that stitch-in-the-ditch provided. Plus, they look pretty cool on the back, with that grey flannel of pink birds.


Scrap Happy quilt backside


Soft and cuddly for a sweet baby!


Scrap Happy baby quilt made from charm squares

Thanks for coming to Charm School with me!
Happy Quilting!



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31 comments:

  1. Beautiful quilt! I like the star fill, I pinned it for later use.

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    1. Thanks Cindy! I'm loving that fill too - so simple, but so stunning!

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  2. Brilliant filler idea for the star, thanks Susan, I will pin that one for later!

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    1. Thanks Vicki! I agree - a filler for that star!

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  3. Also saving the quilting idea for the star fill. Very effective.

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  4. Hi Susan,
    I saw the little thumbnail and knew this quilt is the result of those four-patch tutorials you shared with us earlier. Those photos were just a tease to the big event. I will certainly watch your video. I absolutely love all of the quilting . . . it really makes the relatively simple pattern shine and makes it more special for sure. I know this quilt will be well received and loved. ~smile~ Roseanne

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    1. Thank you so much for the quilt love Roseanne! This was a fun one to make, and it has a sister. Just need to get her quilted.

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    1. Thanks Karen! Those scraps were so much easier to sew with the charming 4-patch method. I don't have the patience for 2 1/2" squares!

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  6. The dense quilting in the stars really sets them off beautifully. Lovely finish!

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    1. Thanks Yvonne! Those stars were just begging for something special!

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  7. Such a simple design but really effective. Thanks for the star video. You make the quilting look easy.

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    1. Thanks Ann! And yes, it really is easy. Took me much longer to dream it up!

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  8. I love simple baby quilts, and those stars really set it off! Fun, fun!

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    1. Thanks Barb! The sashing stars in this pattern really make the quilt, especially when there's pretty quilting to offset them.

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  9. So pretty, and I too love the back.

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    1. Thanks! A very soft, cuddly cute print - can't beat that!

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  10. Adorable quilt and the quilting is appropriately perfect, as usual.

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    1. Thanks much Kat! Some quilts just call for special quilting.

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  11. That looks so pretty and I just love those quilted stars.

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  12. I love the quilting you have done on this. Turned it into something really special. Thanks for sharing the star fill, it's very effective.

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    1. Thank you so much Dione! I hope you use the fill some day in your own quilt.

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  13. This is so sweet! That is a super idea for a fill on the stars too! Very effective.

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    1. Thanks Sandra! The stars are pretty big - 7.5" across, and really needed something special.

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  14. Charming indeed! Love the placement and quilting of the stars.

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  15. Such a sweet baby quilt. Your quilting is awesome!

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