Monday, May 25, 2009

Scrap quilts

Finn asked on her blog, Pieces from my scrapbag, if we would post some scrap quilts over Memorial Day weekend. My guild has a huge collection of donated fabric, mostly scraps, that we use to make quilts for charity. I thought I'd post a few that I have never put on my blog before.
I love the black and white trails in this one, and the huge assortment of bright fabrics. I believe this quilt was donated to a local children's home. As you can see, it's simply B&W 4 patches and fabric squares. It doesn't get much easier.
This quilt was donated by a guild member (I'm sorry I don't know who) and was clearly made from scraps. It's twelve 15-patch blocks joined with sashing and bright cornerstones.
This is a very sweet quilt made with lots of scrap strings, I think using Bonnie Hunter's String-X pattern. It was donated by a guild member. [Update: Just heard from my friend Bunny -- who needs a blog of her own! -- that she made this quilt and did indeed use Bonnie's String-X pattern.]
This quilt is a standard pattern that we use to make kits -- we just cut 6-1/2 inch squares from our donated scraps and strips of solid sashing, and any guild member can take a kit home to put together. I hope this one ended up in the hands of a child whose favorite color is blue!
We sort our stash into broad categories or we'd never find anything! For this easy attic windows quilt, we cut squares from our stash of animal fabrics and used our solids for the window frames and sashing. This is another one of our standard kit patterns.

Scraps are wonderful, aren't they?

12 comments:

Brenda said...

they're all lovely. I love playing with scraps. thanks for sharing.

Trisha said...

Thanks for the "quilt show"! I just love scrappy quilts. But I am not good about making them. I really should do something about that!

jacquie said...

i'm lovin the quilt show too! scraps are fabulous!

Gene Black said...

I have been doing lots of playing with scraps lately. It is so freeing to know that "it is just scraps" and go a little wild with it.

I think it is so cool how the one with black and white trails allows the trail to extend into the border.

meggie said...

Lovely to see all those bright scrap quilts! They are fun to make too, as they go together quickly.

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

ya'all are doing such a great job. I love that top one with the black and white stair steps.

True Blue Nana said...

Here is proof that with scraps and squares you can do interesting and creative things. I love the black and white in the first one.

SueR said...

Lots of good ideas here for quick scrap quilts. I really like the first one with the black and white four patches!

paula, the quilter said...

Bonnie's String-X is my very favorite string quilt pattern. Love it.

woolywoman said...

(charming smile) so, uhm, how do you cut your kits for the attic windows, and what makes this one easy? Tutorial? Please? I'll donate one if you tell me how to make it!

Magpie Sue said...

Threadlines was talking about quilt kits on her blog. I think these kinds of kits are the only ones I'd be tempted by - partly because I wouldn't know exactly what I was getting!

I love these simple, cheery scrap quilts :- )

Libby said...

Wow, just looking at this post makes me smile. I love scrap quilts and these are great ones! I've enjoyed seeing what everyone has been posting.