This quilt was made by Linda of L&R Designs from my pattern called Just A Nickel. She calls her version Leftover Blues because she used leftover blue squares from another project. Instead of using a solid white fabric for the background she used scraps of white on white fabrics. I love the effect of the scrappy background.
For the quilting design, she stitched the length of the quilt and spaced the quilting lines at random widths as you can see in this photo of the back of the quilt. Notice how the back is pieced with even more leftover squares! Can you see the blue squares shadowing through to the back? Keep this in mind if you are using a white backing fabric if you don't like the look.
For more quilting design ideas, visit Linda's web site lrdesignsquilting
Here is a quick tutorial on how to construct the main block used in this quilt-
For each block you need-
2-5" squares of assorted fabrics
1-5" square of background fabric
2-5"x14" strips of background fabric (or use 3-5" squares sewn together for each strip)
Sew print squares to each side of the background square and press your seams to the print squares.
Sew your 3 strips together and your block is complete. Press seams to center strip.
Two more variations of this block are needed to construct the quilt as shown. This quilt is a variation of my FREE quilt pattern posted HERE. You need to rearrange the blocks to get this look or you can get a free download of the pattern simply by posting a comment on this post by 1/5/11 and sending me your e-mail address so I can send you the pattern. You can contact me at email@example.com