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Scrappy Quilts

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  • Total submissions: 36
  • Total countries: 10
  • Total provinces: 2
  • Total states: 19

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All My Scraps All My Scraps
By: Nancy K, Alberta, Canada

I found a wonderful pattern in a Jo Morton book for a wall quilt and decided to use up a bunch of scraps on it. The quilt is twice as large as the pattern and I made a small dent in my scrap pile.

Quilt size: width: 98" height: 98"

American Jane Picnic Quilt American Jane Picnic Quilt
By: Sharon Vrooman, New York, USA

THis quilt was part of a “Brown Bag” scrap exchange challenge. Received fabrics from another person to combine with my own scraps. American Jane deserved a traditional block, so used the 9-patch and snowball to create the secondary pattern.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"

April's Graduation Quilt April’s Graduation Quilt
By: Quilting Sue, Texas, USA

Used the Yellow Brick Road quilt pattern and my scraps. College Graduation present for my oldest daughter April.

Quilt size: width: 53" height: 70"

Art? Scrap? Art? Scrap?
By: Lindy, Washington, USA

I have a cloth ‘barrel’ that gets stuffed with all my project leftovers. I used the scraps to make string cloth (hardly made a dent!) which I then cut into wonky 6″ blocks, adding yellow squares for zing. When I posted a pic on FB a friend said “It’s Art!” Yep… I gave it to her!

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 60"

Black holes Black holes
By: Turid Bakken, Norway

I love scrap quilts, and always have some in production. When I have some scraps, I sew them into rows or blocks instead of putting them in a box. When I have enough for a quilt, I find something to mix it and calm it down with. Fun!

Quilt size: width: 44" height: 68"

Blumen Wheel Blumen Wheel
By: Norma, Alabama, USA

A doll quilt made from my stash and quilted by me.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 22"

Chocolate Snappy Scrappy Chocolate Snappy Scrappy
By: Jean Romack, Wisconsin, USA

One day I decided to clean out my scraps drawer, had so many pieces decided to just sew some pieces together in a random way. Making sewn pieces large enough to square up. Trimmed to 12 1/2″ twisting & turning square ruler. Added sashing and outer boarder. This is end results of playing w/scraps

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"

Christal's Sun and Sky Christal’s Sun and Sky
By: Linda Duncan, Iowa, USA

My quilting buddy and I pooled our blue and yellow to fabrics to make this quilt and 3 more! I love the secondary patterns created with the fabrics and the additional patterns made with the stitching quilting design. I just gave this quilt to my dear friend for her birthday!

Quilt size: width: 62" height: 78"

Drunkards Flowers Drunkards Flowers
By: quilterj, Nebraska, USA

This quilt is done using cream squares from my scrap box for the backgrounds, greens and reds are also from the scrap box. My scraps cover 44 years of quilting, so are very extensive.

Quilt size: width: 68" height: 68"

Family Cabin Family Cabin
By: Laura Gates, Alaska, USA

This quilt is hand quilted and made with scrap material form my own collection as well as fabrics form my sister-in-laws and mother-in-law. It is not only hand quilted by myself but I taught my mother and good friend how to hand quilt on this quilt. It keeps my family warm during the winter.

Quilt size: width: 53" height: 71"

Fluttering Around Fluttering Around
By: Candace Moore, Iowa, USA

This quilt was made from close to 300 nickel (5″) squares of scrap fabric from my stash. It’s one of the quilt patterns I designed for my Double Nickel Quilt Challenge.

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 61"

Holiday Road Holiday Road
By: Nancy, North Carolina, USA

One of the mysteries I created for my Yahoo group (MysteryQuilts4Military) and named after my dog. :)

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 66"

In the Red In the Red
By: Amanda Ryan, United Kingdom

I’m taking part in a Rainbow Scrappy Challenge, and made this during the red month. I’d just received Tonya Ricucci’s Word Play book and thought the two were made for each other.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 58"

Inch by inch Inch by inch
By: Julie Fukuda, Japan

Scraps from projects get cut into 4, 3, 2, and one inch blocks and stored in a tin by size. When I need blocks that size (or the tin gets too full) they find their way into projects. This quilt is full of conversation prints and lives on my old sofa for a quick cover or a game of “I-spy”.

Quilt size: width: 62" height: 82"

Jacob's Scrappy Ladder Jacob’s Scrappy Ladder
By: Elaine Clifford, North Carolina, USA

This was my first scrappy quilt from leftover fabric stash of my mom’s, mine and my friend, Brandy that made handmade clothing for Dead shows. I think I used every color I had available. The only new fabric bought was the blue border fabric. It’s still one of my favorite quilts I’ve made.

Quilt size: width: 78" height: 90"

My 1st Quilt My 1st Quilt
By: JAY MARTIN, Virginia, USA

This is the the first quilt I made out of scraps from my wife’s stash. She was kind enough to show me how to use her machine and let me rummage through her scraps. The design was inspired by Rebeka Lambert’s “Around the Block.”

Quilt size: width: 19" height: 19"

My Quilt of Many Colors My Quilt of Many Colors
By: Mary L, Kansas, USA

I love scrap quilts and I love fabric!. This is my ultimate scrap quilt. A true charm quilt with no repeats. It has over 3500 different fabrics. From 1880’s repros to vintage 1930’s through 2005 and every quilt I’d made up to that point. Made entirely of 1 1/2, 2 and 2 1/2″ squares.

Quilt size: width: 95" height: 110"

Nero's Garden Nero’s Garden
By: Teje Karjalainen, Greece

‘Nero’s Garden’ quilt has many small stories behind – all about the animals we meet in our garden with my dog Nero. You can read about them in my blog post for this quilt. I love to make patchworks and especially with scraps. I enjoyed making this quilt!

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 38"

Nobody's Perfect (Even Fabric Designers) Nobody’s Perfect (Even Fabric Designers)
By: Shout4Joy, Pennsylvania, USA

Most of the fabrics in this quilt are from Obnoxious Fabric Swaps that I host online. I wanted to find a way to use them that did not highlight how obnoxious some of these fabrics really are, so I cut them up small and used them in this traditional design. They cannot conquer tradition!

Quilt size: width: 76" height: 92"

Pinapple Blossoms Pinapple Blossoms
By: Aunt Mag, Louisiana, USA

This scrap quilt started off to be a way to use of my scrap with had delveloped an alter-life and was growing by leaps and bounds. After I was well into it, it grew to a whopping 94″ square … then I was impressed to make this quilt as a fund raiser for missions. I raised $1250! Success!

Quilt size: width: 94" height: 94"

Pineapple LogCabin Pineapple LogCabin
By: Kristine cox, Australia

This quilt took me nearly 3 years of on and off sewing to finish. I thought this would be a great scrap stash buster, but i hardly made a dent!! I’m vey happy to have it finished and i’m so happy with the results.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"

Pineapple Scraps Pineapple Scraps
By: Doris Dove, United Kingdom

All except the border was made from scraps. The darks are a mix of browns and blacks as I didn’t have enough of either one!

Quilt size: width: 62" height: 62"

Play the Sunset Play the Sunset
By: Heather Marie, Oklahoma, USA

Paper pieced with scraps. Some from my beloved grandmother’s stash. She said it was cheating if you bought your fabric. You were supposed to be creative with what you had. Made for my son who designed the border insisting on adding his name so nobody could claim it. A lap quilt for two.

Quilt size: width: 59" height: 59"

Ruth Wasmuth Ruth Wasmuth
By: Ruthie, Indiana, USA

This quilt was made for Quiltmaker’s Scrap Squad. We take a pattern from the magazine and make it scrappy. I gave it to my friend Adrienne who is battling cancer. She always like to take a quilt to cover up when she is having a chemo treatment. The fabrics are from past guild and online swaps.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 70"

Scrappy Blues Scrappy Blues
By: Eclectic Quilter, British Columbia, Canada

This is my quilt for Japan disaster relief. The area hardest hit by the tsumnami was famous for Sashiko, and I included some sashiko-patterned fabric, though it is free-motion machine quilted, not sashiko.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 66"

scrappy layer cake table runer scrappy layer cake table runer
By: Hernik Widowati, Malaysia

This is table runner is made of colorful scrap and it looks like layer cake so I name it layer cake table runner

Quilt size: width: 34" height: 17"

scrappy peaches DWR scrappy peaches DWR
By: grace thorne, Maine, USA

even limited color quilts can be scrappy; i collected peach scraps from online quilters to make this beauty

Quilt size: width: 96" height: 108"

Scrappy Spring Quilt Scrappy Spring Quilt
By: Karenkay, New Jersey, USA

This quilt was made from a fabric swap. I received 72 10″ squares in the mail…I also mailed out 72 10″squares! The swap included the pattern which is called Hopscotch. It was a fast, easy block to put together. I usually don’t do scrappy quilts, but I really love this one!

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"

Spiderweb with sashing Spiderweb with sashing
By: Cheryl Parker, Illinois, USA

Spiderweb quilt made for Quilts of Valor. This is the first scrappy quilt I have ever made. I used paper foundations for the blocks, mitered corners for the borders. Used sawtooth stars for the cornerstones. Block from Bonnie Hunter’s blog. It was fun to put different fabrics next to each other.

Quilt size: width: 70″" height: 82″"

The Red One The Red One
By: Beth Donaldson, Michigan, USA

This is a charm quilt, with a total of 604 hexagons, no two alike. I wanted to use only red fabrics and to experiment with irregular edges. It was machine pieced and hand quilted in the big stitch style with pearl cotton.

Quilt size: width: 59″" height: 79″"

the rose-antique rose star the rose-antique rose star
By: maria teresa rasi, Italy

The rose is my favorite flower,and so i celebrate it in my quilt

Quilt size: width: 125" height: 140"

The Tale of Peter and Fevronia The Tale of Peter and Fevronia
By: Dusha Tryapichkin, Russian Federation

My quilt was made as a wedding gift. Peter and Fevronia is Orthodox saints, patrons of marriage and family.

Quilt size: width: 180 cm" height: 210 cm"

Today I Marry My Best Friend Today I Marry My Best Friend
By: Christine M, Australia

Made with scraps from my wedding dress, bridesmaid’s and flowergirl’s dresses. There is calico (practise dress), Princess satin, shot taffeta, velvet, tuille (petticoat), veil netting, left over pearl buttons, beads (headdress) and ribbon flowers. I added 4 photos from our wedding day as centres.

Quilt size: width: 32" height: 32"

Tumbling Blocks Tumbling Blocks
By: Watts, Kansas, USA

Hand pieced and hand quilted. VERY scrappy as I used old shirts which I scrounged from family closets, garage sales, and thrift stores.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"

Windowpanes Windowpanes
By: Lynne Dupre’, Alberta, Canada

Windowpanes was made as a challenge quilt for a contest held by Sparrow Studioz. The quilt was eventually given away to my grandson’s school bus driver who had to take early retirement due to illness. Windowpanes is made entirely of scraps, and I even had enough left over for a few extra squares…

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 56"

You can call me Owl. You can call me Owl.
By: Val Campbell, Indiana, USA

I have been saving my scraps for a year in order to make a ticker tape quilt. I wanted to try to create an picture out of this quilt instead of just placing my scraps randomly.

Quilt size: width: 34.5" height: 54"


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This post was published on April 15th, 2011. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

15 Responses to “Scrappy Quilts”

  1. Anne Sidell says:

    OMG these scrap quilts are all so wonderful it was hard to pick just one to vote for. Lovely entries. Good luck to all every single quilter in the contest!

  2. Mary Jane Thomson says:

    Beautiful quilts!

  3. DianeH says:

    All fabulous entries. Thanks for a great show!

  4. Cheryl says:

    Oh My Gosh! Love the owl! And ‘Inch by Inch’ was HAND PIECED! Way to go Julie! So many pretty quilts, congrats ladies and man!

  5. Lindy Weber says:

    Another great show and tell…just close your eyes and click the vote button, they are all winners!

  6. suzi says:

    AMAZING OWL QUILT…I REALLY “HOOT” AND HOLLER FOR THIS ONE!!

  7. Lois Feyerherm says:

    All of these a absolutely beautiful. Wish I were this accomplished. Too bad we have to vote on only one.

  8. This is the most difficult category EVER! :-) Soooo hard to choose a favorite.

    Every one of the participants should consider themselves a winner. All of the quilts are wonderful!

  9. Judy Chain says:

    Thanks for the wonderful “eye candy” with this scrap challenge. They all were terrific.

  10. Joyce Braxton Coley says:

    This was difficult .. so many are beautiful …

  11. I voted for “Inch By Inch” by Julie Fukuda. Check her blog – she does everything BY HAND!! VOTE FOR JULIE!!

  12. I couldn’t agree more. . . this one was SO incredibly difficult – but ‘you can call me owl’ is so unique and creative. . . even the name. . . so adorable!! <3 it!!!
    She could really market this pattern and sell it!

  13. Sandi says:

    I love scrappy quilts and these are wonderful! Just like last week, I could have voted for more than one but “Fluttering Around” caught me eye and got my vote. :-)

  14. Galina says:

    Hello! Could you tell me has voting period ended? It`s impossible to vote now…

  15. Sharon says:

    I love scrappy quilts they are all wonderfull this is so difficult Nobody’s Prefect

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