Sunday, March 27, 2011

Scrapbuster No. 29: Scrap Quilts!

I went to quilt camp recently and all of us ended up making one of these quilts.  It looks complex, but it's super simple.

This is what it looked like when I started:

A giant pile of scraps.  These were cut into 5 inch squares and sewn together, then a border was added.  Then it was time to cut them up again.
You use a template available from Lil' Twister template by CS designs (  You align the lines on the template with the seams on your quilt top and cut around the template.  You then sew the pieces back together in the same order you cut them.  You can find a complete tutorial for a version of this quilt that has sashing on Moda Bake Shop.

Like I said, several of us made this quilt.  Here are a couple other examples of the finished product:
Mary Beth made this one out of batiks.  It has a dramatic flair.
Louise and Terry both worked on this one...  what a great baby quilt!
I am a huge fan of scrap quilts.  My basic philosophy is why use some of the fabrics when you can use all of the fabrics?  

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Carol said...

You guys ROCK! I just LOVE everything you make! Today's magnets are awesome. Loved the pillowcase covers and the scrap quilts were amazing!!

Anonymous said...

O I love this design...I have made a few myself one a e reader cover...what a chalange 1" squares to start the way you did second one with the 5" squares which made a queen size then on to the cutting...this is the reason i sent them the details and asked them to make a die so that i can make it quicker...
Not sure if you have a accu go fabric cutter?? If you do though I had a die made for this patteren...Love it as you go right to the end product..the details for it are BW Twister Block #59215092..I need to get making a larger version as the finished square is 2 1/4" finished...

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