Scrappy Quilts

There is something about taking a pile of scraps, left overs, old clothes, etc and making them into a lovely quilt that appeals to the thrifty artistic part of me. Below are a few scrappy quilts.


Here is my Scrappy Batik Trip Around the World. In this photo it does not have it's binding on, but that is finished now. I just don't have anywhere to hang it to take a new photo. This quilt was made totally from my stash (except the backing and border), and it was quilted by Jackie who did a fabulous job on it.

This quilt would cost you $600 if I let it go, I'm very attached to it!

This is my Scrappy Trips Around the World. The pattern is from Bonnie Hunter's Quiltville, and it's very easy to use up scraps this way. I love the colorfulness of this one! Jackie did the quilting on this one.

Measures 54 by 66. Made from 100% cotton fabrics which have all been pre-washed, meaning no bleeding or shrinking. You could own this one for a $250 donation to my Relay For Life fundraising.



And I finally made a Scrappy Irish Chain, well one of them anyway. I want to make a larger totally scrappy, but for now that is a primm, (Project In My Mind). But this scrappy one used up a lot of my smaller strips and came out great. This one was also quilted by Jackie.

This was my first purple scrappy quilt, made from my purple scraps and white-on-whites. It was made in 1997 and has never been put on a bed. (My husband isn't as big a purple fan as I am, LOL!) This quilt measures 64 by 72 and I will sell it for $350.



This Scrappy Crooked Squares was for a mystery class I taught at the local guild several years ago. Another easy and quick quilt and one you can use scraps or new fabrics for.
This quilt is not for sale
The pattern is for sale on my paterns page.

This bright quilt is a non-scrappy version of the crooked squares.

This quilt is for sale to benefit Relay For Life for $75. It measures 48 by 53 and is made from all pre-washed 100% cottons.


This quilt was made using the third block of the month on this web site, a nine patch variation
There is a pattern for this quilt also on my paterns page. This quilt is not for sale


Here are my Purple Mountains, a quilt I made totally from my purple and white-on-white stash. It is a very easy pattern, and I've made several quilts from it. The pattern is at

This one was quilted by Jackie.

I will sell this quilt for $350. It measures 71 by 65. You may click on the photo to see a larger version. Use your browsers back button to return to this page.

This scrappy bargello was made as a part of a Scrappy Happy quilt class. In that class I demonstrate how you can take scraps and make beautiful quilts from them. Honestly, I didn't like this quilt when I finished the top. I handed it over to my friend Jackie to quilt and told her do what pleased her, that most likely I would cut the quilt in half and make two charity quilts from it. Well Jackie worked magic with her long arm machine, and I got back from her a beautifully quilted piece. I loved it so much I gave it to my in-laws as a gift. That way I get to see it when ever I am visiting them, and since they live right around the corner, that's often!
This pattern is also from, Thanks Bonnie!


The blue bargello quilt was made as a class sample for a class. (My quilt was made ALL from scraps by the way) It was a fun class, and the ladies enjoyed the simple instructions and ease in putting this quilt together.

This quilt was quilted by Kathy in Nebraska, and I was quite pleased with her creativity with it.


This is another quilt from the Scrappy Happy collection. This is a foundation pieced scrappy strings, made of all 1970s and later Holiday fabrics.

Kathy in Nebraska also quilted this one. The back was pieced too, so she had a thick quilt to handle. Here is a picture of the pieced back.

This quilt is in the private collection of Jamee Smith

This is a quilt from a 3 D Bow Tie Swap I hosted in 2001. The center blocks were the swapped ones, and I added the dark outside bow ties as the border, and used mostly scraps. This was quilted on a Featherweight, and given to my hubby for Christmas. He loves curling up under it to watch TV.


This was another one of Ann Smith's mystery projects, and when I started it I didn't have any idea what I was making. I chose black and white from my stash just to use it up. When I figured out what I was making, I was surprised and quite pleased.

Meloney quilted this one, and I liked what she did with it.

This quilt measures approximately 68 inches square. I will let this lovely go for a $250 donation.


This one was made from fabric scraps, and made with a class as I taught it at my local quilt guild. As I was teaching, I "borrowed" scraps from everyone in the class, which makes it quite special to me. There are also four non-scrappy stars in it, challenge stars from Retreat 1999. This quilt is not for sale

This is one of my favorite quilts. It is made of hundreds of scraps that were given to me. They are a variety of fabrics, including blends and synthetics and of course, good old cotton. I used Kay Wood's bias tube method to make it.

This quilt is in a private collection

I made almost matching sofa quilts for my boys, from homespuns and muslin, using a scrappy nine patch technique. This one is Michael's.

A church group that I work with used this technique to make over two dozen charity quilts in one day. We cut, pieced, and machine quilted all in one sitting. It was fast and fun.

Updated Jan 20, 2012

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