Positively Scrappy is the ultimate scrap quilt. It’s made entirely of 2.5″ blocks (2-inch finished). You don’t need any yardage. It’s ALL scraps. And it’s so easy to customize the look and size of this quilt. I used 1,440 squares, 36 wide by 40 long. It finished at 72″ by 80″.
I used my Accuquilt Go to cut the blocks, but you could easily do this with a jelly roll, fat quarters, whatever. I enjoyed putting it together, from start to finish. Can’t wait to get it quilted.
A dear friend asked me to help her turn her father’s t-shirts into a quilt. This is what I came up with. I first tried machine quilting it, but didn’t like how it was looking so I ripped all that out and tried big-stitch quilting by hand. I was fairly pleased with the results.
Churn Dash Aflutter
I made this quilt in 2011 while living in Willow, Alaska. I challenged myself to make a quilt entirely from stash fabrics, and I managed to do that with everything but the backing and binding.
I started with the butterflies. I wanted to use large-ish pieces to showcase the beautiful colors and pattern. I only had enough for 10 blocks, so I alternated them with one of my favorites, the churn dash.
I consider this more of a utility quilt. It’s small – a lap quilt – and the fabrics aren’t ones I would have bought to use together, but I don’t know… I kind of like it anyway. I used flannel for the backing so it’s super-cozy.