The Ultimate Scrap Quilt

For some time now, I’ve been sewing together small bits of leftover fabric that I collect in zip-lock bags, and turning them into pillow covers and occasionally a quilt top.

Some of the pieces are quite small — two inches square, or even smaller. It’s a wonder that I keep them. But it’s so easy to just toss them into a plastic bag.

This month, I went a step further.


I had previously made a heart quilt where the background was pieced from leftover bits of all the same fabric, and the heart was made of random strips sewn together.

This time around, the whole thing was crazy pieced.

Very few design decisions go into this sort of construction. Here, the background fabrics are primarily tints of blue and pink, with some lavender and yellow or beige thrown in.

The corner squares are made from the triangles trimmed away from the star-point rectangles. I sewed together two triangles, added some strips to bring them up to size (12-1/2″ unfinished) and then a triangle in one corner to anchor it.

Below is a picture of the outer side rectangles before the star points were added.


Unintentionally, the focal point turned out to be the yellow square in the center star.

Someday, I think it will make a fine baby quilt.


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2 Responses to The Ultimate Scrap Quilt

  1. BEAUTIFUL! I have totes full of scraps like these that I occasionally like to stitch together. Hmmm… maybe it’s time to pull them out again!


  2. Ann says:

    Love this!!


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