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Scrappy Quilts

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  • Total submissions: 43
  • Total countries: 7
  • Total provinces: 6
  • Total states: 18

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A Bond Between Quilters A Bond Between Quilters
By: Country Mouse, Ohio, USA

A while back I took part in a secret sister swap. One of the things I included in each package was a scrappy block or two. I had made “matching” ones for myself. At the end of the swap I revealed myself by posting this picture so my swap mate would know by the matching blocks I had made for her.

Quilt size: width: 70" height: 70"

Ann's Scrappy Squares Ann’s Scrappy Squares
By: Susan Snooks, Australia

I made this for a friend way back in 2003 in a desperate effort to reduce my fabric stash! Seven years later Ann has her quilt and I have even more fabric. This quilt was a joy to construct with its one inch squares and black sashing. I modified a pattern seen in an Australian quilt magazine.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"

Autumn Autumn
By: Cindy, Nova Scotia, Canada

This wallhanging was the result of a fabric swap I participated in with others from around the world… It is one of the first “quilt like” projects I made :)

Quilt size: width: 28" height: 37"

baby spiral log cabin baby spiral log cabin
By: beth, California, USA

I used 1 1/2″ strips from my scrap drawer to make this simple spiral log cabin quilt! The whites are even scrappy!!

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"

birds in the air birds in the air
By: aida harun, Malaysia

made it for my love hubby..

Quilt size: width: 75" height: 86"

Boxed Maverick Stars Boxed Maverick Stars
By: Sharon Vrooman, New York, USA

My favorite charity quilt pattern of scrappy maverick stars boxed in a variety of fabrics. I also use different fabrics for the borders and scrap binding from other projects. It is stitch in the ditch for blocks and each star tied with RWB floss – a QOV charity quilt.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 48"

Color Pop Color Pop
By: Randi Deckard, Texas, USA

I had a large number of batik scraps and used the “black and white” fabrics to tie it all together. I love the way it “pops”.

Quilt size: width: 600" height: 434"

Cosmati II Cosmati II
By: Mary on Lake Pulaski, Minnesota, USA

Cosmati II from Bella Bella Quilts by Norah McMeeking.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"

Crossed Charms Crossed Charms
By: Tea, Missouri, USA

I used a variety of Moda charm packs to make this quilt. After the blocks were pieced, I found the perfect backgroud and border prints in my stash.

Quilt size: width: 75" height: 88"

Double Wedding Ring Double Wedding Ring
By: Wilma Eichler, North Carolina, USA

Made this quilt for my son and DIL as a wedding present. All done from scraps. It is all hand pieced and hand quilted. Took a total of 3 years to finish. Needless to say, they didn’t get it on their wedding day, lol.

Quilt size: width: 100" height: 112"

Family Quilt Family Quilt
By: Roxane, Ontario, Canada

This quilt was made to show the family’s history and hobbies from the parents’ wedding to now. It was a housewarming present for their move to their new home. Made from photos of family homes and scraps of fabric from long ago as well as actual clothing it now hangs in their staircase.

Quilt size: width: 72″" height: 102″"

French Roses French Roses
By: amber, Utah, USA

This quilt was made for my daughter (who is almost 5.) It is very scrappy and took a long time (and lots of fabric) to make. Each flower has 4 layers on it. It was a very fun pattern to make.

Quilt size: width: 108" height: 90"

Here Comes Spring Here Comes Spring
By: Janet Archibald, British Columbia, Canada

After participating in a 3.5″ sq swap, I had all these fabric scraps out on my table so just started piecing and playing. Very happy with how the table runner turned out, and it definitely brings a little sunshine in on a rainy day.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 48"

In The Pink In The Pink
By: Nana Bonnie, Florida, USA

This quilt was requested by a member of my Charity Cross Stitch Group for a lady undergoing Chemotherapy. She wanted something for her to take to the hospital with her as she sat for hours recieving treatments. As time was a factor, this was made by hitting the scrap bag and it was made in a week.

Quilt size: width: 39" height: 74"

Loving Thoughts Loving Thoughts
By: Debbie Clarke, South Carolina, USA

This small lap quilt was made for my mother-in-law, after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. She was an artist who loved color, so I used very colorful scraps to stimulate her memory.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

Maple Leaf Rag Maple Leaf Rag
By: Sarah Fielke, Australia

This quilt my interpretation of Scott Joplin’s piano piece, Maple Leaf Rag. The blocks so around and around like the piano.

Quilt size: width: 68" height: 69"

Memory Spools Memory Spools
By: Catherine H, Arkansas, USA

This quilt hangs in my sewing room. For each spool I used scraps from four generations of clothing belonging to my Grandmother, Mother, myself and my daughter. I used Georgia Bonesteel’s method for making the spools. This quilt holds so many wonderful memories.

Quilt size: width: 34" height: 36"

Moose on the Loose Moose on the Loose
By: Melody DeGraziano, Florida, USA

I cut up lots of scraps from my stash and used the pattern for this kind of hidden star. Then I thought the quilt needed a little pizzazz, so I added appliqued moose on the bottom of the quilt to give it a focal point. I like the cheerfulness of this quilt & donated it to a charity.

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 72"

My dream - around the world by balloon. My dream – around the world by balloon.
By: Doris Dove, United Kingdom

My group’s challenge for a quilt on the theme of “Any Dream will Do” prompted me to dig out all those bright batik scraps and use them for my version of a ‘Trip Around the World’ quilt.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"

my favorite scraps my favorite scraps
By: LINDA BROWN, Ontario, Canada

THE INSPIRATION FOR THIS QUILT WAS FROM A QUILT PROGRAM ON HOW TO USE UP YOUR SCRAPS I CHANGED THE DESIGN AND ADDED THE HALF SQUARE TRIANGLES IN EACH BLOCK AND THE SASHING INBETWEEN THE ROWS.

Quilt size: width: 58" height: 86"

My Three Stars My Three Stars
By: Judee, California, USA

This is a Buggy Barn pattern. I signed up for a class at our LQS to learn the technique. The pattern called for 30 fat quarters. I cleaned out my stash and went to class, only to learn that most everyone else had the shop select the fat quarters for them. Well, I like my scrappy quilt.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 74"

Northern Lights Northern Lights
By: Penny Globe, Ontario, Canada

I have this hanging in my livingroom. It was made over an 18 month period and hand quilted. It is literally out of scraps. The beauty of a paper pieced quilt is that you can use scraps and scraps that go back 40 years. Even the back is an old white cotton sheet. It was finished in September 2006.

Quilt size: width: 78" height: 89"

Pike-Lin Quilt Guild Mystery Quilt Pike-Lin Quilt Guild Mystery Quilt
By: Nancy Lee, Missouri, USA

This is the first mystery quilt I have ever finished. I made some changes to it and was one of the first to finish.. This is the biggest quilt I have ever done and I love it

Quilt size: width: 88" height: 104"

Playtime Menagerie Baby Quilt Playtime Menagerie Baby Quilt
By: Devon Iott, California, USA

This quilt is what I came up with when I started digging through my scrap bag and laying pieces out. I love all the whimsical animals – unicorns, frog princes, sea horses and orioles!

Quilt size: width: 28" height: 41"

Pyramids Pyramids
By: Kathy Howard, Vermont, USA

The triangles were a yard sale find at a friend’s years ago. She had inherited them from a great aunt. Some were already sewn into big triangles; all the triangles I used were already precut. I found it hard to do at that time. Dimensions are approximate. Given to my in-laws for an anniversary gift.

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 90"

Quilt of Many 2 Quilt of Many 2″ Squares
By: Mary Nielsen, Maryland, USA

This quilt started as a “leader/ender” project (ala Bonnie Hunter) and grew and grew and grew.

Quilt size: width: 95" height: 95"

Road of life Road of life
By: Jantine Urban, Netherlands

I made this quilt for a very special friend who would love to learn but never will be able to because of an illness. Sorry for photo quality, I gave it away so I can not make a new one right now.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 70"

Scrap Happy Scrap Happy
By: Bev C, Australia

This quilt was made using scraps of various sizes, pieces from 21st quilts and clothes plus black homespun. It has a calico backing to continue with the theme of using up what was on hand. I even managed to use up a partly made Christmas Stocking one of my children made. Try and find it. Happy days.

Quilt size: width: 63.3/4" height: 86.5"

scrap quilt (how original!) scrap quilt (how original!)
By: upstatelisa, New York, USA

I saw this pattern in a McCall’s magazine and had to make it. I had the quilt sandwiched for about a year before I finally finished it this past fall. I have it on the armchair in my sewing room so that I have something to warm me up on the cold winter days when I hand sew or read alone in my room!

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 62"

Scrappy Happy Scrappy Happy
By: Gunilla Borjesson, Sweden

I love to make scrap quilts! This is my latest.

Quilt size: width: 127" height: 174"

Scrappy Spider Web Scrappy Spider Web
By: KathyQuilter, Arizona, USA

This is my spider web scrap quilt. I actually used up ALL of my scraps on it! It won best scrap quilt at my guild’s quilt show in 2007.

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 65"

Something Pretty for Me! Something Pretty for Me!
By: Christine M, Australia

My first ever hand pieced quilt. I have 3 boys so I wanted to make a “pretty quilt”. The pattern is called “Leanne’s House” by the Australian designer, Leanne Beasley. Although it doesn’t show up very well, there is a lot of embroidery all over the quilt. It was also hand quilted.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

Spanish Steps Spanish Steps
By: Joanne, Manitoba, Canada

This is from a pattern from the book “Scraps” by Judy Martin. It is a real memory quilt, because it is made with fabric that spans my 20 years of quilting.

Quilt size: width: 91" height: 91"

String Fling String Fling
By: Lee, Alberta, Canada

Made for my niece’s 20th birthday in March from all the bright strings in my stash and then some. Border blocks are crumb blocks. Quilted with a serpentine stitch horizontallyin yellow and then around the border with a varigated thread.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 80"

Strings & Squares Strings & Squares
By: northern quilter, Ontario, Canada

I just finished this quilt today. It was made from 1.5″ strips that I cut from scraps and save until I get the urge to do something with them.
It will most likely be a donation quilt. It is machine pieced and hand quilted.

Quilt size: width: 43" height: 58"

strings n crumbs strings n crumbs
By: Camp Nana, Virginia, USA

This is one of my very first quilts. The bits and pieces used have been saved from many different sewing projects from home decorating projects to clothing. This quilt was a gift to my cousin at her wedding to complement a picnic set for 2.

Quilt size: width: 56″" height: 56″"

Tell Me A Story Tell Me A Story
By: Eydie, Wisconsin, USA

Quilts are novels in fabric. Whether the fabric tells a story or your life takes turns while you are making it. Conversations, observations and contemplations are witnessed by each quilt that is made, and if it could talk, or write, it would be a novel idea. It may have comforted us or befriended us

Quilt size: width: 14″" height: 11″"

The Wedding Quilt The Wedding Quilt
By: ThatsSewMandy, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

This quilt was pieced for my sister and her husband for a wedding present. It uses only polka-dots and stripes for material and black to make it pop. It’s been free-motion quilted.

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 98"

Tommy Scrappy Cabin Tommy Scrappy Cabin
By: Chris Wheeler, Alabama, USA

I wanted to make this quilt for my baby brother Tommy. He loves hunting, Fishing and just outdoors in general. I finally found the design and desided it was for him.

Quilt size: width: 84" height: 104"

Trish's Quilt Trish’s Quilt
By: Holly Elam, Alabama, USA

I made this quilt for a dear friend. Her husband makes drift wood lamps out of cedar. We traded, a lamp for a quilt. I love civil war reproduction fabrics. I loved it so much I didn’t want to part with it.

Quilt size: width: 90&ququot; height: 100"

Twinkling Stars Twinkling Stars
By: Mary Lines, Washington, USA

This quilt was made for my oldest son and his bride as a wedding gift.

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 90"

Tyler's Star Tyler’s Star
By: Kathy, Virginia, USA

Triangle piece quilt, I do not know the pattern name. It is made with 70’s and 80’s fabrics, some from my Mom’s stash and some mine. The gold, orange and brown triangles organized themselves into diamonds within diamonds. I swear they told me where they wanted to be. I wanted to make it random.

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 60"

Welcome to the World Welcome to the World
By: Holly DuBose, South Carolina, USA

I made this as a baby shower gift for a new friend, a fellow Air Force wife, not long ago.

The circles are appliqued, and the quilting was done by hand using embroidery floss.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"

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This post was published on April 16th, 2010. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

9 Responses to “Scrappy Quilts”

  1. Sandie Hrycyk says:

    Wow! Stunning quilts and very creative quilters. Kudos everyone. So hard to choose a favourite!

  2. karen Harris says:

    I just love it! It has a homey ,safe appeal. keep the nightmares away.

  3. Beautiful quilts……tough choice for sure. Well done everyone!
    .-= The Quilt Rat’s latest post: Finished! =-.

  4. Sandi says:

    I love, love, love scrappy quilts. These were really great and such a variety of fabrics and styles. One caught my eye, though, and I placed my vote for it!
    .-= Sandi’s latest post: Sew Busy!! =-.

  5. Marc says:

    love the family Quilt…what better way to keep in memory our grestest moments in building and living our family life…

  6. Lucille Drolet says:

    I love this Family quilt!!!It is so unusual from the traditional quilt!Love it!

  7. Françoise Déry says:

    very refreshing and different

  8. Christina Lindencrona says:

    I wote for Scrappy Happy

  9. Mary Shipman says:

    they are all great works of heart! Love to look at these every week, good job Michele!

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