Guess what? All those scrappy blocks that I have been sharing in previous posts have become a quilt top!
I had the most fun using my scrap stash to sew the free block designs in the Community Sampler sew along (hosted by the talented and lovely Art Gallery Fabrics designers; Sharon Holland and Maureen Cracknell).
Low volume scraps were pieced to make the inner borders and then for the outer borders, I altered the design so that I could have little pops of colour (and a larger quilt top).
The trickiest part is photographing a finished quilt top! Lucky for me, I stumbled upon the idea of hanging the freshly completed top over the window, which happens to show off all the extra piecing that went into my version.
It's easier to see the areas that I pieced from tiny scraps to make my blocks unique. Check out how tiny some of the scraps are!
The above block, Square dance, has lots of extra piecing that went into it - the original design has a single fabric for the center (which is an 8.5" square). Held up against the light, you can see that I made four log cabin style blocks in low volume scraps and then added a quarter of a circle (also pieced from scraps) to one corner of each of these. I love the secondary pattern that I created by doing this extra design and piecing.