Friday, March 27, 2020

Day 1 QAL Fun!

I know we all have that bin of fabric, you know, all the bits and pieces for projects past. Much of it is our favorite colors and prints. Well gather that all up. I have a three day project for you. Yep, three days.... you can do this!  I am making mine scrappy using my batik bin of fabric and some white fabric for my background. Mine is going to be 84" x 100", sorta huge but I want it to cover a bed. You can scale yours down if you would like. This quilt is jelly roll friendly too.

Here's what you need:
5 1/2 yards worth of scraps
3 1/2 yards for your background fabric

Finished Size 84" x 100" 
Day 1 - Cutting
Day 2 - Sewing
Day 3 - Assembly of the Quilt

Let's Get Started!

Let's get started! I pulled out my bin of batiks which has grown out of hand. So to tame my batik stash, I started by pulling out the fabrics I wanted to use for this quilt. Most of the pieces I pulled were from quilts and projects past. 

~NOTE~ There is no written pattern for this... just the blog postings with directions.

~ My Batik Stash ~

From your fabric stash/scraps etc....
Cut: 99 - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares
360 - 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles

From your background fabric cut:
218 - 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles

That's it, just cutting fabric today. It's a great stress reliever, hacking up fabric. So put on your favorite music, an audiobook, and start cutting away. I cut extra fabric squares for my backing. I'm going to do a couple of pieced strips across the backing to add something special to the back.

See you tomorrow, we will work on piecing the quilt blocks.

Happy quilting!
Cindy and Belvedere


  1. I'm so excited about this. I, too, have a large assortment of batik scraps and strips. The 2.5 inch size will be perfect for using up those strips! Thank you. I'm thinking of using black or grey as my background. I have a piece ( of a pale yellow batik but I'm not sure I have 3.5 yards. If I find that and there's enough that's what I'll use....if not I may make a smaller quilt. Either way, thanks again. You're always so generous with your patterns and ideas.

  2. Would you be able to provide a finished quilt same or drawing to see what it looks like? Thank you