I recently ran one of my popular “Scraps and Uglies” class. I was sorting out my scraps getting ready for the class, and then started playing with my larger set of templates. With the result that I created this very different kind of scrap quilt to show the class.
To start, I found an orphan block floating around my sewing room and I used that in the centre.
I then used my 6 1/2″ squares ($18), 3 1/2″ squares ($10) and 3 1/2″ by 6 1/2″ ($12) rectangle for the blocks. The scraps were put together very randomly, and the fabrics were also randomly chosen from my scrap basket.
The sashing was 1 1/2″ wide when cut, and the finished size of the quilt top is 38″ square.
I was surprised how quickly this came together, it was all very rewarding. I just love making scrappy quilts, and the grandchildren love them as well.
Several ladies at my class made similar quilt tops, several using one colour theme with various orphan blocks.
So everyone; purchase some of my squares, retrieve those orphan blocks which are sitting in the back of your sewing stash, get your scraps out from their bags, and put a quilt top together in a few hours.