Monday, December 19, 2016

Scrap Strata

The last few weeks have been so busy creating more quilts from Christmas fabric. Presenting Scrap Strata!

Some of you may remember me working on this quilt. I've always talked about doing a scrap quilt, one that uses every bit that's in the bin. Though I haven't touched anything in those bags (and yes, they have even more fabric scraps in them now!).

July's mission was to sew same width strips into longer strips,

which led to strips being laid out in rows, working on even color distribution, offset seams, and width variety. 

Keeping one side even, strips were sewn into 15" panels for easier handling, then sewn together and trimmed to 60" wide. 

But wait, as the quilt gets longer, it also becomes boring. Time for a design challenge! That's where those 6" squares came in handy,

as they made these awesome pinwheels that when inserted as a panel, taking a ho-hum scrap quilt to a whole new level!

A pretty awesome scrap quilt if I do say so myself!

Some closeups - see if you recognize any of the fabrics in your stash.

Of course, the backing is composed of larger scrap pieces - just tryin' to move it along!

And yes, there are still bits remaining from this quilt,

plus this stack,

some of which went to Home for Christmas, and some to A Kid's Christmas. This quilt just proves anything is possible with scraps! And any remaining leftovers are going to one more scrap quilt, then I'm done with Christmas for a while - phew!

Happy Quilty Holiday!


  1. Love the Christmas strap strata!! Gotta make one of those.

  2. I Love scrappy quilts, even when I use a panel for the center the boarders are always scrappy! The only quilts that aren't are quilt kits that I buy.

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