Scrappy Quilt

I was inspired by Red Pepper Quilt’s post to go through my scrap bin to create something beautiful.  I started by grouping my scraps together by color and cutting them into 4.5″ x 1.5″ strips.  I then sewed 4 from the same color grouping together to make a block and squared all sides up to 4.25″.  The finished quilt will look something like this.  I ended up with eight color groupings:  yellows, reds, pinks, blues, greens, oranges, purples and blacks/greys.  Here are some of my favorites:


This is turning out to be one of those projects that I will be working on for a long time!  I’m hoping to make a finished quilt that’s 12 blocks by 15 blocks in size, which means I will need a total of 180 blocks…so far I have  only made 40.  My one concern is that I could run out of scraps, so I may need to wait for them to pile up a bit more before I finish this quilt. 

Big news in my world:


I had a birthday on Monday and my amazing hubby gave me a brand new Janome Memory Craft 6600P!  Oh, I am in love with this machine…it had all the features I was looking for in a cost that didn’t even compare to the unaffordable prices I saw in Pfaffs or Berninas with the same or similar functions.

Some of my favorite features:

  • Automatic scissors (I can tell it to cut off the end of my thread when I finish a seam – saves on a ton of thread!)
  • Kneelift which raises the presser foot
  • Built in dual feed (walking foot)
  • Simple electronic interface
  • Basic alphabet stitches
  • Memory bank for favorite stitches and settings
  • And EVERYTHING else!!!

Thanks to my friend Dacia for letting me borrow her camera so I could finally get a post out!!


3 Responses

  1. I am really inspired! Love, love, love the quilt!

  2. congrats on the new machine!! i saw the same post that rita did on making a quilt like this from her scraps.. its beautiful but i fear i do not have the range of scraps needed to make it…. maybe one day!

  3. What pretty fabric! It is going to turn out fabulous! I always envy you quilters…I am too impatient!

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