|Introducing the "Tremendous Quilt" (credit for naming this goes to the quilt holder on the right).
Do you like scrappy quilts? How about ones that work well for small and large scale prints? If you answered "Yes!" to both these questions, then I may have the quilt design for you. Plus, there's a fun surprise on the reverse of this quilt, that may interest really adventurous scrappy quilters. 😉😉
Start with a nine patch block center. Find the tutorial for this block HERE.
This block is great for using up smaller sized scraps and small scale prints (click here to see more photos of my completed 12.5" blocks).
Look how fast those big blocks create a quilt top!
As you can see, I sewed 25 of these blocks and arranged them in a five by five grid. By alternating the placement of fabrics that read light and dark, you can see a secondary star design in the quilt.
Now, let's take a look at the reverse side of this quilt!
I pieced small scraps into squares and rectangles, then surrounded them with a mix of pink solid fabrics, creating sections.
My goal was to not only use up leftovers from the quilt front, but to add extra interest with a random style layout. I wasn't seeking a symmetry in the layout, as I wanted it to contrast with the opposite side of this quilt. Working section by section helped me in scattering the mix of print pieces with the pink solids.