Monday, March 26, 2012

Festival of Scrappiness

   You know that when you open your scrap box /bin to make a scrap quilt that those pesky scraps are going to multiply, don't you?  It is the gotcha factor, so you can't make just one!  This coin quilt is a prime example. As long as the strip was 6 inches long, in it went.     This quilt was donated to my guild for the Habitat for Humanity  project.  We donate a quilt for each family member when they move into their new home.  It's a win-win deal.....we use up lots of scraps and the families love their quilts.  
But wait....what about the strip pieces that are only 5 inches long?  Too much to throw a smaller version became a doll quilt.  And I used this one as a practice piece for the Free Motion Quilting Challenge...lots of heart shaped leaves.   The doll quilt is for the Get Your Mrs. Claus On for 2011.  The Greenville Woodworkers Guild  make toys for area children's charities and organizations.  Last year all the girl's toys---beds, cradle, and strollers---had a doll quilt included.  It was a huge success and donations are coming in for 2012.  
     What about squares?  I have lots and lots of 2" squares because I do a lot of watercolor quilts too.  This is the latest one....from the square scrap bins.  This is Awakening II.   Note the border fabric....the same as used in the coin quilt and doll quilt.  Three yard of this "scrap" fabric was gifted to me, and I am doing all I can to use it up.

 So, I am re-showing the coin quilt because I am joining in the Festival of Scrappiness at Stitched in Color .  Lots of very neat quilts to view, and I do hope you will jump over and check them out.
Happy stitching.  


  1. Wonderful quilts and a terrific way to use scraps!

  2. Lovely quilts - and you are right! If you have one scrap quilt, there are still scraps left to sew another one ;)

  3. I love hearing of quilters who are donating their quilts. Way to go!

  4. Your free motion quilting looks really good.
    I like that green on your watercolor quilt. I've usually thought I would border them in black, but that green is a nice finish.

  5. Good on you for tackling those multiplying scraps... the quilts all look great!

  6. yes a great way of using up your scraps and they look so pretty.xx

  7. Your quilt is really beautiful! You are very talented with the colours! x Teje

  8. I love scrappy quilts. Whenever I make one I feel a connection with the all the women in my family who made quilts before me. Your quilts are very pretty.


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