It’s voting time for this week’s Scrappy Quilts contest. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and a pencil to make note of your faves. You can vote for FIVE favourites this weekend.
The Fat Quarter Shop have donated two $35 gift certificates for this week’s winners.
Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!
- Voting is open Friday – Monday, August 20th at 8 a.m. (EDT)
- One vote per person (based on IP address NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt (from home if you send it to coworkers)
- Winner announced Monday afternoon/evening
How to Vote:
- Review the photos and stories below… there are several, so you’ll need to scroll down to see them all. You can also click the link to the slider version to review the quilts in the large format and then return to this page to vote.
- Underneath the photos, scroll down, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a square button** beside each one. Select the buttons for the quilts you want to vote for. You can select up to FIVE favourites this week.
- Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the names of the quilts. Press the vote button.
** Note: If you don’t see the square buttons to vote, but instead see the voting results, that means someone on your IP Address already voted, or that the voting period has ended, or that you need to refresh the page to see the voting options. Shared IP Addresses are very common in home or work networks.
- Total submissions: 67
- Total countries: 13
- Total provinces: 3
- Total states: 26
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
Blog: I like to QuiltBlog
This quilt was sewn last year as a mystery and ONLY from my batik-stash. Finished this year april 24. More pictures in this blogpost
Quilt size: width: 56" height: 76"
|900 Scraps and Strings
By: Gene Black,
Blog: Gene Black an Alabama Artist and Quilter
I love trying different quilt blocks and experimenting with piecing. So I took all the extra blocks and added them to my “I got bored with it” string blocks and made a Happy Scrappy quilt. The owner loves this quilt. And I love visiting so I get to see it again -enjoying the memory of the journey.
Quilt size: width: 78" height: 92"
|A bit of sunshine
I finished this quilt last February. It was so much fun to make, I use it quite a lot, it actually makes me smile when I see it on my bed, I think it is the bright colors or maybe the fact that I used so many scraps from my scrap bin!.
Quilt size: width: 79" height: 87"
|Amazing Technicolor Dream Quilt
By: Kim of Persimon Dreams,
Blog: Persimon Dreams
This quilt was done using the ‘free form’ quilting technique. The only fabrics in the top of the quilt came from my fabric scraps. Using 9 main color themes I created the quilt you see pictured with lots of sewing, cutting, Repeat. Machine quilted lime green circles by Barb Raisbeck of QuiltsbyBarb.
Quilt size: width: 62" height: 76"
By: Joni Cook,
This was my first scrappy sampler. I love fall and wanted to use all of my fall fabrics in this wallhanging.
Quilt size: width: 46" height: 37"
|B-day out of a box
Blog: Cookies Treasures
from Birthday club I been in, I received on my B-day green and brown 4″ squares. For the longest time those squares lived in a box until I saw a clip at you tube and knew “thats it” Its so great to cuddle up with it now and look at all those squares and remember all the girls from the B-day club.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 75"
Blog: Quilt in Progress
I had a great deal of fun cutting up scraps and stash to make the bricks in this quilt. I was inspired by a photo of a 1930s quilt, and I made this one in small dimensions
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 60"
Blog: Moose Stash Quilting
This scrappy quilt was inspired by an online quilt group. The top is a scrappy “wagon wheel” block, and the back is a scrappy “string” block. It’s put together with a “quilt as you go method”! It completely emptied out my scrap drawers, and tested my strength with its weight as it neared completion!
Quilt size: width: 120" height: 120"
|Beka’s Ocean Waves – HS graduation gift
By: Pam in KC,
Blog: Quilting and Stuff by knitnoid
There are scraps from the first shirt I made my nieces’ oldest brother when he was born, scraps from the both quilts I made my mother, jackets I made my MIL, my blouses, probably every quilt I’ve made to date, including some I made before I really got bit by the quilting bug.
Quilt size: width: 80" height: 92"
By: Diana Baron,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: Sew What?
I made this quilt for my dogs for their day time bed and as a decorator item in my sun porch. I wanted to learn paper piecing and the spider web pattern seemed to be fairly easy. I quilted my quilt on my home sewing machine. I made the dog bed from an old coffee table and baby bed mattress.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 72"
By: Tammy Kuse,
This is a quilt that I made in a class while learning how to use 1/4 circle templates. We were told to bring lots of light and dark fabrics that contrasted well. I brought some of my cat fabrics. Using the templates was easier than I thought and it turned out pretty well for a first timer.
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 60"
Floral prints and white tone on tone fabric make up this Yankee Puzzle quilt. Made from charms received in swaps and a white tonal print left from another project.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 56"
By: Mary Lines,
I made this quilt completely from my stash using a pattern for a Scrappy Trip Around the World from Bonnie Hunter’s website: Quiltville’s Quilts and Snips
Quilt size: width: 52" height: 52"
|Circles n’ Circles
By: Jeanie Lemmo,
Completing a project for a local non-profit, I ended up with lots of squares, strips, etc. I decided to just start sewing…thus the middle. I then decided it would look really cool to make a circle and bind it. It looked so good, I decided it needed little neighbors attached. Now its a big family
Quilt size: width: 55" height: 55"
By: Ann Marie Voigt,
Blog: 16 Muddy Feet
This is a mystery quilt pattern by Bonnie K Hunter called Roll Roll Cotton Boll. It has about 5000 pieces in the top, most of which came out of my scrap bin. Thanks Bonnie!
Quilt size: width: 92" height: 92"
|Corner at 42 Street, NY
Created for the Scraps to Treasures Challenge where all participants send in a pair of 6″ squares so everyone has the same fabrics to work with. This is my take on a New York Beauty Block.
Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"
I needed to use up some of my crumbs and wanted to incorporate them into a traditional quilt design. The center of the stars and nine-patch blocks are crumb blocks. The flying geese, and other sections of the main blocks are all from my scrap fabric stash.
Quilt size: width: 63" height: 80"
|Dakota Log Cabin
Blog: Cowgirl Quilter
This is a log cabin quilt that I pieced a couple of years ago, it measures 96×96. I enjoyed every bit of the process. It is made from scraps, mostly Civil War scraps and others mixed in that were left over from various other quilts. My youngest son fell in love with it so I named it after him.
Quilt size: width: 96" height: 96"
Blog: Quilting Curve
I made this quilt for my daughter out of a bag of scraps that I had acquired. She loved it at first then one day with all the dignity a five year old could muster she stated “You know, these arn’t really my colours”.
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 60"
|Everything…and the kitchen sink!
By: Claire Witherspoon,
Blog: Claire Witherspoon
The title came about because I used up all of my 30’s scraps and then, begged, barrowed and eventually ‘made’ more scraps in order to have enough scraps to make this quilt. This quilt and some others lead me to develop what I call “Scrap Strategies” a way of organizing and sewing scrap quilts.
Quilt size: width: 104″" height: 104″"
|Four Sisters for Our Sister
North Carolina, USA
Blog: Life Takes a Turn
When one of our group of five adopted sisters had a heart attack, we made her a quilt with scraps from all of our stashes.
Quilt size: width: 66" height: 72"
|Friendly log cabin
By: Turid Bakken,
Blog: Den syende himmel
This quilt is made from scraps I’ve got from my friends. Machine quilted.
Quilt size: width: 55" height: 88"
|Gaby’s Quilt – Colored Scrapps
By: Gaby Fischer,
My friend and I made two scrappy-quilts of the same fabric for our “blogilee” – our blog’s first birthday.
Quilt size: width: 39" height: 39"
By: PAMELA Davis,
Floral Delight is a recently completed New Year’s Eve Mystery quilt (12-31-11). I love Kaffe Fassett fabric, so I chose a couple of his fabrics along with the light purple background. This was my first long armed quilting machine experience!
Quilt size: width: 80" height: 98"
By: Reenie Schneeberger,
New York, USA
Blog: A Quilt Complex
i just started making string blocks to use up my ever growing pile of them. This quilt designed itself and surprised me with every new section added to it! Love how it turned out and am working on a pattern to share of it!
Quilt size: width: 84" height: 96"
By: Victoria Carroll-Parkhill,
New Hampshire, USA
Blog: Park Hill Farm
I named this quilt Humble Pie to celebrate that it began as lowly random scraps sewn into 4-patches as leaders and enders. My thanks to Mary Johnson (for her Easy Double 4-Patch design) and Bonnie K. Hunter (for methods). Linda Monasky of the Bear Paw Gallery in Alton, NH did the quilting.
Quilt size: width: 72" height: 88"
|In God’s Eye
By: Jeri McKay,
Scraps of cotton, silks and netting freemotion quilted.
The Universe has always triggered my imagination. I am currently working on extending this series of celestial pieces.
Quilt size: width: 27" height: 18"
|Jay’s Chop Suey
By: Kathleen Davies,
New York, USA
Some people collect squares, some people collect hearts. I collect strips. When I learned this neat technique called Chop Suey, I pulled out every strip of fabric that had any blue in it from my big bin. This is the result: a baby quilt for Jay.
Quilt size: width: 33" height: 44"
This is a charity quilt made by online friends for Kilah, who was beaten, nearly to death, by her stepfather. Quilters from England, Canada and all over the US made blocks for her. Designer Kate Spain donated fabric for the borders and backing (and then some!) I quilted it on the long arm.
Quilt size: width: 70" height: 80"
This is Bonnie Hunter’s 2011 Mystery design called Orca Bay. I’m a big fan of Bonnie’s designs and love her yearly mystery. I added all the red borders to make the quilt into a King. Kerry’s Quilting did the fabulous quilting. Kordova Klosure was finished in June of this year.
Quilt size: width: 108" height: 100"
South Carolina, USA
Blog: Stitchin’ Therapy
A very scrappy mix using a variation of the Star Struck pattern from Bonnie Hunter, called Tropical Twist. I made this for a friend’s daughter and husband after a couple of big “life events”.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 80"
|Little Boy Blue
By: Pam @ Hip to be a Square,
Blog: Hip to be a Square
Little Boy Blue started as a Farmer’s Wife sampler quilt, and when we heard our niece was expecting a baby boy in November, I thought these blocks would be perfect to celebrate his birth. The layout is my own design, and the checkerboard border is made entirely from my leaders & enders.
Quilt size: width: 52" height: 52"
By: Marjo B-W,
Blog: MBWquilts en andere stofzaken
I was inspired by street tiles I saw in Indonesia. I started with little fabric leftovers of my quilt friends but it was so much fun to do, that I had to use my own stash as well. Check the whole story on my blog.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 39"
|Love Quilt for handicapped children
By: Love Quilt for handicapped children,
This quilt I made for Verdanda, a charity in Holland. who makes dreams come through, that people, have there own quilt, to love.
Quilt size: width: 150" height: 190"
I made this quilt for my then 4-year-old granddaughter Mia last Christmas. Most of the hair, bows, dresses, backing and eyes were from fabrics in my stash. The pattern is by Kerry Hoyle. Her baby brother is getting the male version this Christmas!
Quilt size: width: 42" height: 56"
By: Marie’s quilts,
Blog: Marie’s quilts
Quilt size: width: 44" height: 44"
|No Such Thing as Ugly Fabric
By: Louise Rynkewicz,
I used Bonnie Hunter’s pattern “Roll, Roll, Cotton Boll” to use a lot of “ugly” fabric that had sat on my shelf for years. I particularly like the neutral strings. It is now my husband’s favorite quilt and I’m sure it has something to do with the fact that I didn’t spend any money on new fabric!
Quilt size: width: 84" height: 100"
By: grace thorne,
even though red is not my favorite color, i wanted to step outside my blue box and choose red. was intrigued by the display in new york earlier this year. this quilt was already in progress, which made me love it even more.
Quilt size: width: 68" height: 74"
Blog: susis quilts
this is my octagon quilt made out of 4″ squares and one black fabric .it is hand sewn over paper and handquilted.
Quilt size: width: 88" height: 89"
|On A Whim
By: Vicki Welsh,
Blog: Field Trips in Fiber
It really did start on a whim. It seemed like a good idea to try to use up a stash of 1″ – 1.25″ strips of fabric. Several years and 4160 pieces later I finished this quilt made up of 4″ log cabin blocks. I’m glad I stuck with it because it’s one of my personal favorites.
Quilt size: width: 64" height: 80"
Blog: 13 Woodhouse Road
Made with Jennifer Sampou’s pattern ORBIT from “We love Color”. This is a sure scrapbuster!
Quilt size: width: 16" height: 16"
By: Sue’s Stitchin,
Blog: Sue’s Stitchin
This is Bonnie Hunter’s Orca Bay mystery pattern made entirely from Goodwill shirts. The back of the quilt is all of the shirt backs.
Quilt size: width: 76" height: 85"
|Paaul’s Big Boy quilt
By: Julie Fukuda,
Blog: My Quilt Diary
With my grandson now in a bed too big for his baby quilt, I went to my scrap bins and pulled out all the green and blue fabrics. Assembled into 5″ blocks, and then into 10″ blocks, they needed sashing to keep them better organized. This is hand sewed and hand quilted with my own design.
Quilt size: width: 76" height: 86"
|Paseando bajo la lluvia-Walking under the rain
Blog: ana-ane puntasdas con gusto no….pican
Cojín manta realizado en aplicación a puntada escondida, el acolchado está hecho a mano.
Cushion blanket realized in application to hidden stitch, the quilted one is handmade.
Quilt size: width: 16" height: 16"
|Pineapple Blossom Quilt
By: Kathy S.,
Blog: Kathy’s Quilting Blog
This quilt was made from the blocks that I won in May, 2011, in the Block Lotto. The Pineapple Blossom design is by Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville’s blog. Blocks are color controlled with each block having two yellow and two grey fabrics in each block. Pineapple blossoms are echo stitched.
Quilt size: width: 82" height: 92"
|Pinwheels and Strings
Blog: The Little Red Hen
I have been working to use up small pieces of fabric from my overflowing basket of scraps. This quilt used a lot from the scrap bin. I built 6 inch base blocks of strings of fabric and then added the triangle corners. These blocks are set to form pinwheels.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 83.5"
|Scarppy Sawtooth Stars
By: Lorraine Wiseman,
I made this scrappy quilt for a present for my mother on Mothers’ Day. She loved it and used it until she died recently.
Quilt size: width: 80" height: 84"
By: Charming’s Mama,
Blog: The Charming Tyrants
I participate in one of our local quilt shops free BOM clubs and this quilt is the happy result. Each month we received a kit to make four 6″ blocks. I set the blocks in rows, alternated with a modified Irish Chain using up fabrics from my stash so the only fabric purchased was the borders and back
Quilt size: width: 83" height: 97"
Blog: On the Go Quilting
My quilt was made with scraps from many other projects. The pattern, Anita’s Arrowhead, was featured in a past Quiltmaker magazine and I was very interested in trying the technique. The original quilt did not have sashings but I decided it helped to offset the bright colors.
Quilt size: width: 96" height: 108"
By: Liz Schaffner,
When I started to quilt (2000) I didn’t have alot of different fabrics so I traded with friends and made this Scrappy Chrismtas quilt. Trading fabrics was just as much fun as sewing it.
Quilt size: width: 80" height: 120"
|Scrappy Half Log Cabin
By: Sheila P,
I took a class on how to make the half-log cabin, and it was a great stash buster! It’s quilted with a patriotic theme, of eagles, White House, Lincoln Memorial, etc. Fun to make!
Quilt size: width: 57" height: 82"
|Scrappy Jacobs Ladder
By: Izy Denham,
I started this quilt with the intention of it being a lap quilt for my Dear Husband who was terminally ill at the time. He took such a liking to it and helped choose the final layout of the blocks, he asked me to make it big enough for us to use on our bed in his final days..which we did :)
Quilt size: width: 98" height: 98"
|Scrappy Log cabin
Blog: Sewcutes’s Creations
I had never made a log cabin quilt before, and I had a lot of scraps I wanted to use. So I have scraps from almost all of my quilts (except the flannel ones) I have made. So every time I wrap up in it I can remember all my loved ones!
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 64"
|Scrappy Niners – With A Little Help From My Friends
By: Kaaren Biggs,
I received 81 nine-patch blocks in a guild exchange and that’s exactly how many it took to make this queen-sized quilt! I love scrappy quilts and it was hard to decide which one to enter this time!
Quilt size: width: 90" height: 103"
By: Cecilia Young,
I made this from scraps that I received from Art Gallery Fabrics. It was made for Project Linus and I used the Pineapple Ruler by Gyleen Fitzgerald to make the pineapple blocks. The border and backing was made with fabric from my stash.
Quilt size: width: 38" height: 38"
By: trish poolson,
Blog: notes of sincerity
My scrappy quilt is created with dear fabrics, and the process began as I was learning to quilt. Backed in flannel, making this quilt a warm and cozy addition.
Quilt size: width: 58" height: 78"
|Scrappy Spider Web (by Kathy in Arizona)
Blog: Kathy Quilter
I made this quilt to use up my scraps. It won Best Scrap Quilt in my quilt guild’s show. I wish I had had enough scraps to make it bigger so it could fit on my bed!
Quilt size: width: 65" height: 65"
|Scrappy Spiderweb (by Kathy in Ontario)
By: Quilter Kathy,
Blog: Kathy’s Quilts
I started piecing this quilt in the late 1990s, and it sat in the closet for many years because I could not match up the seams accurately. Last year I got over worrying about that and finished the quilt top! Then I free motion quilted circles in the spiderweb blocks and feather quilted the borders.
Quilt size: width: 67" height: 67"
By: Becky Peacock,
This pattern is from Judy Martin’s book “Cookies & Quilts”. I love making scrap quilts–why use 4 fabrics when you can use 40? For this quilt I challenged myself to use only fabrics from my stash, some of which are very old. Even the back is pieced!
Quilt size: width: 58" height: 74"
By: P.V. Grammy,
Blog: Grammy’s Quilting
This was just an experiment in scrappy strings.
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 68"
|Scraps for the Birds
By: Doris Dove,
An attempt to make a dent the ever growing scrap piles. Anything and everything went in the pineapples and the dark backgrounds are a mix of blacks and browns.
Quilt size: width: 66" height: 66"
|Stars Around the World
By: Michelle Wyman,
Stars Around the World was made as part of an online Half Square Triangle Exchange through The Quilt Show. 396 HST’s made by quilters from the US, Canada, Europe and Australia are set into a Traditional Lemoyne Star Variation. It’s quilted on my A1 Longarm. I love the scrappy beauty of this quilt.
Quilt size: width: 59" height: 59"
By: Alison K,
Blog: Little Bunny Quilts
This quilt has 120 different teacups cut from my mom’s scrap bin. Many of the fabrics are from dresses she made me and my sister when we were little or from quilts she had made. I love using this quilt because of all the memories attached to each cup!
Quilt size: width: 80" height: 90"
|The Puzzle Quilt
By: Sara Victorious,
This is a scrap quilt with only one fabric repeated, which is why I call it the puzzle quilt – it’s a puzzle to find the repeated fabric. There are 1,008 2 1/2 in squares.
Quilt size: width: 81" height: 109"
By: Gun Adrian,
This is my first scrapquilt. 99 blocks, handquilted. I used the method “Quilt-As-You-Go”, when I sew it.
Quilt size: width: 78" height: 98"
|Wonky Scrappy Little Star
By: cathy@blueberry patch,
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: Blueberry Patch
This was a lot of fun to make and used a ton of scraps! I blogged about it here
I also wrote up a tutorial if you are interested at the same link.
Quilt size: width: 70" height: 70"
|Zig Zag Scrappy
By: Lisa Marie,
This quilt is my original design. It is a single block design made interesting by the color placement and by rotating every other block. I used 8 purple fabrics and about 15 of each of the other colors. This quilt was designed and made in 1 week as part of an online challenge.
Quilt size: width: 42" height: 64"
- Montpensier (15%, 153 Votes)
- Geese Crossing (14%, 143 Votes)
- Stars Around the World (14%, 143 Votes)
- Little Tiles (11%, 113 Votes)
- Behemith Beauty (8%, 83 Votes)
- Amazing Technicolor Dream Quilt (7%, 76 Votes)
- Scraps for the Birds (7%, 76 Votes)
- scrappy quilt (7%, 70 Votes)
- Scrappy Jacobs Ladder (6%, 61 Votes)
- Crumb Patch (5%, 55 Votes)
- octagon scrappy (5%, 55 Votes)
- Humble Pie (5%, 53 Votes)
- north wind (5%, 53 Votes)
- Zig Zag Scrappy (5%, 52 Votes)
- #2168 Scraps (5%, 49 Votes)
- Kilah's Quilt (5%, 47 Votes)
- Circles n' Circles (5%, 47 Votes)
- A bit of sunshine (4%, 43 Votes)
- Orca Bay (4%, 41 Votes)
- Scrappy Log cabin (4%, 40 Votes)
- Corner at 42 Street, NY (4%, 38 Votes)
- Kordova Klosure (4%, 38 Votes)
- Scrappy Spider Web (by Kathy in Arizona) (3%, 35 Votes)
- Scrappy Strings (3%, 34 Votes)
- Scrappy Spiderweb (by Kathy in Ontario) (3%, 33 Votes)
- Four Sisters for Our Sister (3%, 33 Votes)
- In God's Eye (3%, 33 Votes)
- Baby bricks (3%, 33 Votes)
- Paseando bajo la lluvia-Walking under the rain (3%, 33 Votes)
- Teacup quilt (3%, 32 Votes)
- Life Events (3%, 32 Votes)
- No Such Thing as Ugly Fabric (3%, 31 Votes)
- Dakota Log Cabin (3%, 31 Votes)
- On A Whim (3%, 31 Votes)
- Scrappy Niners - With A Little Help From My Friends (3%, 30 Votes)
- Paaul's Big Boy quilt (3%, 29 Votes)
- Pinwheels and Strings (3%, 28 Votes)
- Scrap Happy (3%, 27 Votes)
- Beka's Ocean Waves - HS graduation gift (2%, 25 Votes)
- Garden Party (2%, 22 Votes)
- Gaby's Quilt - Colored Scrapps (2%, 21 Votes)
- The Puzzle Quilt (2%, 20 Votes)
- Autumn Days (2%, 19 Votes)
- Scrappy Half Log Cabin (2%, 18 Votes)
- Scarppy Sawtooth Stars (2%, 17 Votes)
- Everything...and the kitchen sink! (2%, 17 Votes)
- Scrappy Christmas (2%, 17 Votes)
- Little Boy Blue (2%, 17 Votes)
- Confetti Madness (2%, 16 Votes)
- Wonky Scrappy Little Star (2%, 16 Votes)
- Orbit (2%, 16 Votes)
- 900 Scraps and Strings (1%, 15 Votes)
- Pineapple Blossom Quilt (1%, 14 Votes)
- Love Quilt for handicapped children (1%, 14 Votes)
- Very Scrappy (1%, 14 Votes)
- Scrappy Pineapples (1%, 14 Votes)
- Cat Circles (1%, 13 Votes)
- Scrappy Stars (1%, 13 Votes)
- Bella's Dream (1%, 13 Votes)
- B-day out of a box (1%, 11 Votes)
- charmed (1%, 10 Votes)
- Friendly log cabin (1%, 10 Votes)
- Scrappy Arrowheads (1%, 9 Votes)
- Mia's Friends (1%, 7 Votes)
- Chelsea's Quilt (1%, 7 Votes)
- Divided Heart (1%, 7 Votes)
- Jay's Chop Suey (0%, 5 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,016
Next Week’s Quilt Contest
The theme for next week’s quilt contest is Solids. You can submit quilts, wall hangings, pillows, etc., that are pieced or appliqued, as long as the item you enter is completely finished (i.e. bound and quilted) and made using solid fabrics (no prints please).
To enter the weekly contest, read the rules and guidelines, then submit your photo by next Friday, August 24, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT). Voting will start shortly thereafter and last until the following Monday, August 27, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. (EDT).
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