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Scrappy Again Quilts

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  • Total submissions: 30
  • Total countries: 5
  • Total provinces: 2
  • Total states: 16

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Carisa's Quilt Carisa’s Quilt
By: Nanabanana, Kansas, USA

I made this scrappy quilt for my dauther’s 23rd birthday in 2006. I have made her many quilts through out the years, so I used as many scraps from those quilts that I could. She is now married and the quilt is on their bed. She just loves it and all the memories that it holds.

Quilt size: width: 84" height: 102"

Carolina Crossroads Carolina Crossroads
By: Wilma Eichler, North Carolina, USA

This was done as a Mystery Quilt given by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville. I am trying to get rid of my scraps by making all of her quilts. So far I have about 4.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

Chevronistic Chevronistic
By: Quiltjane, Australia

I used a mixture of lights, mediums and dark reproduction prints to make the chevron pattern for my nephew’s birthday. There are over 1200 pieces in the quilt. I love charm (scrappy) quilts.

Quilt size: width: 75" height: 85"

Chintz Circles Chintz Circles
By: Cathi, Ontario, Canada

Chintz Circles was made for my aunt’s 90th birthday. I remember chintz in her house when I was growing up and her favourites colours are pinks and greens so, as this reminded me of chintz, I named it Chintz Circles.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 56"

Crazy Coloring Crazy Coloring
By: Melissa Corry, Indiana, USA

A year ago, a friend told me about how you can print appliqués in your printer using freezer paper. Love it!! I wanted to try it out, but using scraps in case it didn’t work out well. And that is how Crazy Coloring came to be. Aren’t the crayons the perfect touch to this stacked coin quilt!

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 42"

Dresdan Plate Dresdan Plate
By: Linda Brown, Ontario, Canada

This is one of the first quilts I made when I was learning how to quilt. It is machine pieced and hand quilted therefore it is one of my favorites that I will keep forever.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 72"

Exploding Star Exploding Star
By: Mary L, Kansas, USA

Started in a workshop by Tea Mahone. Finished squares are 1 1/2″

Quilt size: width: 39" height: 39"

Friends Forever Friends Forever
By: Kathy Isaacks, Illinois, USA

My quilt is made up of scrappy stars with appliqued flowers over the stars, in my favorite colors of blues and purples.

Quilt size: width: 96" height: 108"

Glens Quilt Glens Quilt
By: Khristina, Australia

This was my first mystery quilt made by a tutorial that Bonnie Hunter first put out. I was so excited to do a scrappy quilt using fabrics from only my stash. I am so happy with how it turned out. I visited the States on holiday and my good friend Roslyn Atwood quilted it for me while I was there.

Quilt size: width: 77" height: 90"

Hacer Feliz (Make Happy) Hacer Feliz (Make Happy)
By: Doris Werkman, Oregon, USA

I made this happy quilt for my step-daughter when she was going through a hard time.

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 100"

Log Churning Log Churning
By: Michelle, Delaware, USA

Collection of 6″ log cabins and 6″ churn dashes from a year long swap with a Thimbleberries fan club. This is one of my favorites!

Quilt size: width: 94" height: 106"

Meet Me At The Fair Meet Me At The Fair
By: Jennifer Richards, Australia

This quilt pattern is “Road to St Louis”, hence the title – if you know the movie, you will know the song. Scrap fabrics were used for the small squares alternating with grey/green batik and pale green marble print. Quilted on my Bernina with Aurifil thread, border quilting design by Mary Covey.

Quilt size: width: 59" height: 71"

No Scrap Left Behind No Scrap Left Behind
By: Contessa Timmerman, Washington, USA

My husband asked me what can I do with such little pieces of fabrics. I used all the little bits of scraps I’ve been saving for years. The oldest and favorite pieces of material is the blue water drops I’ve had for 15 years. The newest is the brown strip at the bottom. Scraps are my friend.

Quilt size: width: 10" height: 7"

Noughts and Crosses Noughts and Crosses
By: Chris Jurd, Australia

I tried to make a dent in my scraps with this but couldn’t notice much difference!
It was a featured project in our Australian Patchwork & Quilting magazine.

Quilt size: width: 66" height: 66"

Oklahoma Backroads Oklahoma Backroads
By: Charmaine Taylor, Pennsylvania, USA

This is a Bonnie Hunter (Quiltville) pattern. It is very easy to make and I enjoyed every minute of it. I used lots of scraps from previous quilts. Some were pretty old. The back is pieced also. Sadly this quilt didn’t even make a dent in my scrap bin! Guess I’ll have to make another.

Quilt size: width: 56 1/2" height: 56 1/2"

One Step short of file 13 One Step short of file 13
By: Lindy, Washington, USA

Decided to eradicate my 15+ years of scraps. Began cutting into 5,4,3,2 inch squares, 2 in. strips, etc. When there was nothing left but strings, I pieced those into fabric and cut out blocks. Very random, low stress, therefore great fun! I love the spunky yellow and using nothing to make something!

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"

Postage Due Postage Due
By: Sharon Vrooman, New York, USA

I like to make baby postage stamp quilts from repurposed clothing and students’s scraps. The backing is ticking salvaged from a mattress factory sale. I use wool batting and hand tie, trying to replicate what my gran-aunties might have made – what they called cradle cots.

Quilt size: width: 33" height: 43"

Rainbow Straits Rainbow Straits
By: Majikmom, Missouri, USA

From M’liss Rae Hawley’s More Fat Quarter Quilts. I had a lot of bright scrap strips from various projects and this seemed like a great way to use them up.
It’ was great to snuggle up in on a gloomy day, but a family member loved it too so now it’s gone away.

Quilt size: width: 51" height: 64"

Scenes of the Seasons Scenes of the Seasons
By: Jen, Massachusetts, USA

Made using Carol Doak’s Scenic BOM from her Yahoo Group. Each block is 6″ square and the sashing is 1.5″ to give you a sense of size. This quilt was made entirely from scraps. Each month is represented, January to December. The flowers in May & the flag in Nov. are about the size of a quarter.

Quilt size: width: 32" height: 40"

Scrap World Scrap World
By: Norma, Alabama, USA

Made from blocks I won at my guild’s BOM drawing

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 57"

Scrappy Cats with Sophistication Scrappy Cats with Sophistication
By: Kathy, North Carolina, USA

I really don’t do scrap quilts. This quilt was a result of leftovers of 3 other projects. Therefore, to me, it’s scrappy; because it was not planned. It just happened. This quilt was donated to Project Linus as were the 3 planned quilts from which this one was derived.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 54"

Scrappy Flowers Scrappy Flowers
By: LaurenP, Tennessee, USA

I designed this quilt using scraps from my previous quilts. There are tiny white flowers on the sashing and I quilted a flower in each block. Now, it hangs behind my bed serving as a modern headboard.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 60"

Scrappy Little Buckaroo Scrappy Little Buckaroo
By: Em, Utah, USA

From sock monkey, to baseballs, to little cowboys, this has every little boy scrap possible and more. Made up the pattern as I went and it was a blast! Hope you enjoy!!

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

Scrappy Squares Scrappy Squares
By: Bubbles@135, Australia

A 2003 attempt to bust my stash! I loved the simplicity of the design set against the black sashing. It was a pleasure to piece. I had it professionally machine quilted. But I still have a large stash!

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"

Spring Fling Spring Fling
By: Lee, Alberta, Canada

I used up all my bright strings to make this quilt for my niece’s 20th birthday! I had to make crumb blocks on the border as I was running out of the royal blue border fabric.

Quilt size: width: 50″" height: 60″"

Squirrely Squirrely
By: Lizze, Washington, USA

I made my husband a log cabin out of flannel, and had all these wonderful pieces left over! I couldn’t just throw them away, so I made this lap blanket with all the scrap. Yes, even the borders. The funny thing is, I finished this in a weekend, it took me MONTHS to finish off that king sized LC!

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 70"

String Symphony I and II String Symphony I and II
By: Shelley C, Maine, USA

I made these quilts for my daughter and her best friend when they graduated from HS. I used pages from the telephone book for the foundations to get that diamond shape. The color is not true to life; they are brighter and prettier in person. Barely dented the string basket!!!!

Quilt size: width: 65" height: 72"

The Rainbow Runner The Rainbow Runner
By: Shruti, India

This is a table runner I made from scraps only… I love the colorful effect of it. I even used scraps of thick woolen blankets as batting…

Quilt size: width: 12″" height: 42″"

The Very Hungry Caterpillar The Very Hungry Caterpillar
By: Celine, United Kingdom

My son LOVES the Hungry Caterpillar. I went shopping for fabrics with him 2 years ago and couldn’t leave the panel behind. He has often asked since when he’d have his quilt and finally he is sleeping with it. I thought of adding borders around the panel but decided to use bright scraps from my stash

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 62"

Waiting for My Kids in My Flower Garden Waiting for My Kids in My Flower Garden
By: Charlotte Noll, Florida, USA

Scrappy Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt top hand pieced waiting for my children during their many activities. My first hand pieced quilt and I loved how the time would fly by while I was sewing. I embroidered many bugs – flying & hiding. It will always remind me of their carefree childhood years.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 50"

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This post was published on October 15th, 2010. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

6 Responses to “Scrappy Again Quilts”

  1. Terry says:

    I’m voting for Glen’s quilt by Khristina of Sew Prim Khris as I think it is perfect choice for a gentlemans quilt and an excellent example of a first quilt! Thankyou

  2. Anna says:

    Oh my, this was a difficult one. They are all beautiful and it was so hard to pick a favourite.

  3. Lindy Weber says:

    Once again (always!) the choice is hard to make. And all the inspiration! Some great ideas of what to do next time! I love that all of us ‘addicted’ quilters admit our attempts to ‘lighten the load’ of fabric is futile at this stage of gathering!

  4. Norma says:

    All the quilts were great! Very hard to pick Only one.

  5. Melissa says:

    I am in love with Glen’s quilt. I looks like it was a lot of work and the beautiful fall color scheme really makes it stand out.

  6. Toni Mitt says:

    I love the soft color pallette of the Chintz Circles. It’s scrappy but has beautiful color placement.

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