Scrap quilts anyone?

teresa_nc7November 11, 2010

Recently I came across a nice blog with some great scrap quilt ideas. I especially like the Log Cabin in colors with the white sashing and the Fruit Stripe Gum quilt.

My guild wants me to do another scrap quilt class next summer and I could use some of your creative ideas if you would care to share them. I will, of course, give credit to you in the class and in the handouts.

Last time I taught this class I used Fran's 5 Across and 5 Down as one of the techniques.

Thanking you in advance!

Teresa

Here is a link that might be useful: Crazy Mom Quilts blog

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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Teresa, I was looking at the Log Cabin in colors yesterday and thinking I'd like to do that, except maybe not use exact LC design....just whatever the width of the strip was in rounds or courthouse steps or whatever and end up with a square. Another thought you might consider is the proverbial Crumb block and sash it via D9P like I did this one.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   November 11, 2010 at 11:13AM
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msmeow

Teresa, Quiltville.com has tons of scrap quilt patterns!

Donna

    Bookmark   November 11, 2010 at 11:14AM
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imrainey

I'll mention that book I just used again:"Successful Scrap Quilts from Simple Rectangles" . It may be in a local library or your guild's library for you to check out. Or the link I provided is to Amazon where you can page though and see a couple different looks. In this book you will see how many very unique variations you can get from the same approach -- simple 2" x 3 1/2" rectangles.

I would think this would be wonderful for a class for a number of reasons: 1) everyone's tops would be so different; 2) they could come in with a wad of their scraps already cut and leave with a finished top; 3) with a lot of people's scraps to pull from, I would think the perfect scrap for everyone's top would be right there in that room; and 4) there are tops there for every skill level from the square-in-a-square bullseyes in my pink & purple top that only had to be matched at the junction of the opposite color outer squares to the green one that had a zillion rectangles to line up properly.

IF anyone in your class is interested in the book the authors go into a good deal of detail about how colors interact and which combinations make successful scrap quilts.

    Bookmark   November 11, 2010 at 1:01PM
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teresa_nc7

Sorry, the Fruit Striped Gum quilt was on another blog. Cheri has lots of good scrap quilt ideas!

Here is a link that might be useful: Cherry House Quilts

    Bookmark   November 11, 2010 at 1:22PM
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imrainey

Wow! I love the Fruit Stripe Gum illustration. So vibrant with those bright colors but I can see it working just as well, altho with a very different effect, with Civil War reproduction fabrics. Or whatever everyone has in their scrap bags.

The only thing is when the blocks get trimmed and joined that's a ton of bias edges to match up. Is everyone in your guild ready for that challenge?

    Bookmark   November 11, 2010 at 1:35PM
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teresa_nc7

The Fruit Stripe quilt is done on a foundation - either thin non-woven interfacing or very thin muslin so the bias edges are not a problem.

Thanks for the book link, I'll check that out. I'm teaching many different blocks and scrap techniques in the class, not one block/go-home-with-a-quilt-top type of class. Last time I taught 9 different blocks/techniques.

Teresa

    Bookmark   November 11, 2010 at 1:52PM
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teresa_nc7

I thought that book you posted about looked familiar, imrainey! I have that book! Might do the Bento block or another as part of my class.

Thanks for jogging my memory!
teresa

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 10:58AM
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imrainey

I hope it's helpful for your class or just helpful in general.

I had my copy for 8 or so years before I did a top. It's a very useful concept and the way they articulated working colors in a scrap quilt were helpful to me.

    Bookmark   November 12, 2010 at 1:47PM
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magothyrivergirl

This is one of my favorites. Lots of ideas - also click on Heartstrings in the lower left for more.

Here is a link that might be useful: Boxed squares

    Bookmark   November 13, 2010 at 4:48PM
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teresa_nc7

Whoa!! Thank you M-rivergirl! That is a terrific source for scrap quilts! I think I will definitely do the Boxed Squares and maybe another one on Mary's site.

Fantastic! Thanks!
teresa

    Bookmark   November 13, 2010 at 6:27PM
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karpet

I thought this was a neat one with strips.

Here is a link that might be useful: Christmas Quilt

    Bookmark   November 13, 2010 at 6:34PM
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teresa_nc7

That is a lovely Christmas quilt, thanks, karpet!

teresa

    Bookmark   November 13, 2010 at 9:18PM
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rosajoe_gw

Gorgeous scrap quilts!!! This nine patch is on my list.
Rosa

Here is a link that might be useful: NinesandVines

    Bookmark   November 15, 2010 at 10:54AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Teresa, I finished this one today.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   November 19, 2010 at 5:37PM
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imrainey

Fabulous, geezerfolks! That black just electrifies the colors.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2010 at 7:39PM
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teresa_nc7

Wow! That's a zig-zag of a totally different color! Love it, Sharon!

Teresa

    Bookmark   November 19, 2010 at 8:23PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Thanks, Rainey. The black fabric has little shooting stars of all colors so up close it's really ideal for this quilt.

Teresa, I liked this layout best with the way the HST's turned out. Yep, big zigs and zags. FUN!!!

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   November 20, 2010 at 10:48AM
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