SCRAP Buster Quilt (in progress)

Project Description

What are you most proud of? I'm so pleased to clean up my stash--and use up SCRAPS. It only takes a few hours to rotary cut your smaller hunks of fabrics into 2.5" strips. In one evening I produced a gigantic continuous 2.5" strip of various fabrics--enough to build a queen size quilt. I spent a few hours yesterday--sewing the strips around the center medallion. I photographed the progress so far. I'll post again later--to show you the long arm quilted finish, ok? The medallion was a leftover SCRAP from medallions I made a while ago (a number of hippie handbags I made). See photo of blue medallion hippie handbag. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Don't be afraid to invest time in sorting out all those little chunks of fabric in your stash. IT'S TIME TO LET THEM GO FREE. Cut them up!! Make a great quilt. This SCRAP QUILT experiment also revealed to me colors I tend to purchase more often than others. When I squint my eyes at this quit in progress I see a dominate RED theme coming through. I wouldn't have guessed RED. Ha. Ha.

What you will need

  • Colorful cotton SCRAPS cut into 2.5" wide strips--sewen together. Medallion created from cotton fused to a foundation fabric.

Q&A with Shoestring

Judith R asked:
This looks fantastic! Great Job so far.
Shoestring answered:
Hi Judith. Thanks for your encouragement. I finished the top and had to set it aside for a few projects my Mother Lorraine brought. Mom is visiting me right now. We quilted her lap quilt yesterday, a baby blanket, and two panels for table runners. Theses will be things she'll take to her Church Bizzare (sp?). After Mom's visit ends on Monday I'll finish the scrap buster quilt and post details.