A Month of Quilt Tops: DAYS 10 and 11 Children at Play
One of the things I cannot seem to resist are fabric scrap sets! If the scraps are a nice size, good variety and a great value, I love the challenge of using them in a quilt top! Earlier this year, I purchased some Children at Play scraps from one of my favorite Etsy sellers, Sew Love Fabrics. I often purchase an entire fat quarter set of a fabric collection, but I really hadn't bought much of the popular Children at Play fabrics by designer Sarah Jane for Michael Miller fabrics, other than for this twin custom quilt I made last fall:
The scrap sets I purchased on Etsy contained mostly width of fabric strips that ranged from 5 inches to 12 inches wide in both the "boy" and "girl" colorways. I was able to cut a nice variety of 5 1/2" charm squares from the girl colorway to make this quilt:
The smallest scrap from the "boy" colorway was about 5 inches wide, so I cut 5 inch squares out of all the boy fabrics to make this quilt:
Both quilts have 99 squares (9 x 11), but the girl quilt is slightly larger because the squares were bigger to begin with. These were quick and easy projects, and I love the way they turned out. The boy quilt also has some tangerine Michael Miller Ta Dot fabric, which coordinates nicely. I found a good deal on flannel backing fabric for the boy quilt in my favorite print (the bicycles!) so this will be a cozy quilt when it's finished! Even though the color schemes are different, I think the quilts look really cute together!
I do have a few scraps left, so I'm working on some coordinating pillows that I hope to share soon! In the meantime, I'm also looking forward to Sarah Jane's soon-to-be released second fabric collection called "Out to Sea".