I have always been intrigued by scrap quilts. Recently AQS posted a quilt by Kathleen Loomis entitle “My Life in Pieces”. Each small square is 4″. Wow! She really uses up the tiny scraps!
This triggered a memory and I dug through my images for one of a brown scrap quilt made by my friend Betty:
I really love this one! By not using diagonal seams, the small squares are even more interesting, in my opinion. I also like the monochromatic theme.
That got me looking through some of my older scrap quilts and I found this lap sized top I made as a sample for a class I call Schnibblework:
It’s definitely not monochromatic, and it does contain diagonal seams, yet it is appealing also.
Another friend, Vicki (of see through mask fame), made a bunch of quilts from scraps that became a series she called “trash can quilts”. She actually gifted me a tiny trash can quilt. I treasure it 😊.
My friend Lori is truly a scrap quilt expert. I did a post about her work in 2018. Click here to read that post.
These are two of my favorites by Lori:
And, if you remember my post from a few weeks ago, you know I’m working on my own version of this last one. The blocks are 5″ x 10″, and I’m making it king sized, so it may take a while.
Do you like making scrap quilts?
Do you do them on a foundation?
Are you addicted to saving small pieces?
Do you go through other peoples “trash” at guild workshops?
Do you have a photo of a favorite scrap quilt you’d like to share?
PS. I am having so much fun making my version of Lori’s quilt, and it’s using up so many of my scraps, that I think I’ll do a tutorial on it next week. Stay tuned!