Friday Finish: Project Linus Quilt for Pat Bravo

A few months back Pat Bravo sent out a call on Instagram asking if anyone was interested in getting a bundle of her scraps to make a quilt for Project Linus.  I jumped on it!  I love sewing with scraps and Pat's piles looked so pretty!

When I got my bundle, I loved the soft girly feel, but those two dark red bits really threw me.  There was plenty of fabric to work with, but I really wanted to incorporate all the fabrics, so I needed a design that would spread out those reds.

So I went with the Scrappy Striped Flying Geese tutorial that Heather at House of a la Mode put out.  I changed them a little.  Instead of sewing strips of scraps to foundation paper, I just made slabs with my fabric and cut them to size.  I love how it changed the placement of the fabrics in the geese. 

For quilting, I knew I wanted to do straight lines in each of the geese, but since it's going to a child, I didn't want to quilt the whole thing to death.  Loose loopy quilting gave it just enough texture and strength for multiple trips through the washing machine, but it'll still be drapy enough for cuddling.

For the backing, I had this pink print flannel in my stash.  It was just enough to cover the back of this quilt and matched perfectly with the pinks on the front.

Linking up with Amanda Jean for Finish it up Friday!