Now that it's safely in its new home, I can tell you about the quilt I made for Jill for our PMQG holiday swap. The yummy yellow and gray scraps pictured above were selected by Jill.
For this swap, we were supposed to make something from our partner's scraps, while only adding one fabric. My added fabric was a Free Spirit Designer Solid in Gold. Because I wanted to make a quilt, I needed enough fabric for binding, so I bent the rules and also added more of the Secret Garden floral print that Jill included with her scraps.
I went back and forth and back and forth over how to make this quilt, but I eventually focused on the Heather Ross print with the little girls playing with horses. I decided that I wanted to fussy cut it, so I ended up cutting all of the scraps into 2" squares to make Stamp Collection blocks.
I'll admit that I had to cheat a little bit to get 4 whole blocks with 100 squares each! Fortunately, I had most of the prints and solids Jill had given me in my stash, so I was able to add more squares when I ran out of certain fabrics. Just like the ones I made for this quilt, each finished block measures 15" square.
I pieced the four blocks into a quilt top, centering them with lots of negative space around the edges of the quilt. I honestly cannot remember the exact size of this quilt, but it was around 50" x 50" square.
For the back, I pieced the leftovers into two columns and used more of the gold solid for the negative space.
I chose a butter yellow thread for the quilting. I wanted something that wasn't quite as stark as white, but that wouldn't detract from the lighter grays and whites in the pieced blocks.