Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Scrap Quilt or Quilts?

I tried to take a picture of the whole thing, but I can't do it by myself... It's only 54 X 90 but it's on 2 foam core panels and they are hard to move. Anyway I'm thinking it's an odd size so I'm going to cut it in half and border each for 2 - H2H quilts.  Here are some of the specialty pieces I found in my scrap bags and included. (BTW my  scrap bags are just as full as before - how does that happen?)
On the far right is a piece I love... don't know how I got it.
 Some leftover snowballs from grandkid birthday quilts made years ago. Green with light green is probably from Christopher's quilt, and the red with light purple (below) is probably from Rachael's.

 Above is the paper pieced bunny I made, and below a butterfly also paper pieced.

 Above is a potted plant (paper pieced from Quilt Maker Magazine, I think).  Love the little piece of love bird fabric.  Below is a star from a wall hanging I started for my daughter.
 Above:  The little tree (next to the balloon fabric) is also from the wall hanging. She decided she was hating pink at that time, so I set that project aside.  Below is a piece of Drunkard's Path.... There were so many old pieces in the 4 paper grocery bags.

See the bugs on the mid left?  I started a quilt for Project Linus years ago, and it just wasn't turning out right... lots of bulging in the center medallion. These pieces went into the scrap bag. I swear I could make 50 of these quilts. I made no lessening to the scrap bags at all, but I do have a flimsy done.... maybe 2.  Really enjoyed making this.

Got a question about ripping out stitches. What is your preferred method? I know we all hate it. I use several methods. Writing a blog about it ....

See you next time.


  1. Great scrappiness you've got going there. Love that potted plant and the drunkard's paths--i love pieces like this--so much to find and look at hugs Julierose

  2. I use the small rotary cutter and hold the seam open and unsew away.

  3. Great way to use up those scraps and orphan blocks! The best seam ripping method I've found came from Sewing with Nancy. On the bottom thread of the seam, slide the seam ripper through about every 4th to 6th stitch. Then turn over and pull up the top thread.

  4. I love your quilt(s)! Such scrappy goodness. I've been working on 2 identical scrap quilts also. Mine is organized but a jumble of color like yours. I love the uninhibited scrappiness of yours. I have the lovebird fabric too and absolutely adore it. I don't even know where it came from, but I wish I had a couple of yards of it!

  5. wow !!! it's beautiful and so lovely,i really like your good idea so much.Thank for sharing.



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