Friday, March 11, 2016

Scrap-A-Palooza To The Rescue

 My scraps seem to be getting out of control!  In a desire to sew a bunch of them up quickly, I decided to remake some of my previous Scrap-A-Palooza quilts.  Today, I am ready to share a finish using the same process I used for my Vertical Strip Quilt back in October of 2014.

 This time I used strips that were 4.5" wide and kept to a very narrow color range.  I also added in some orphan HSTs here and there to use them up.  To make my quilt just a little bit wider (without having to sew another scrappy strip), I added some long strips I had to the edge.
(It is always good when you can squeeze in a few more scraps into a quilt!)

I had saved out some larger chunks which I pieced and used in the backing.  Many of these strips are made from a bunch of smaller pieces of the same fabric.

 For the quilting I went with some giant messy flowers.  I really like how it turned out.

Here is a picture of the original quilt I made. It is still a favorite of mine!

A few of my quilting clients have also made this same quilt.

This one was made from all green, yellow and purple scraps.  

 As you can see, her scrap strips went all the way to the edge.  
I really like how she used a print for her background fabric!

 And another client used up a bunch of her AMH scraps and made this lovely quilt.

 ...and she wanted me to quilt my favorite daisy chain quilting on it.  Woo Hoo!

I started the Scrap-A-Palooza series to provide some quick ideas for sewing up scraps.  Most of them can be adapted to fit the colors and sizes of scraps you have on hand.  
And many are super quick and easy to sew!

 Stay tuned...I will be grabbing another bag of scraps out my grandmothers basket and choosing another pattern soon.  I certainly have a lot to pick from!

Linking Up:

Crazy Mom Quilts (Finish it up Friday)
A Quilted Passion 
So Scrappy for RSC16


  1. What fun all those quilts are - and so colorful ! ( And useful!)

  2. I love these! Great way to sue up scraps. I have lots of red/white/blue scraps from QOVs that I could probably use with this idea.

  3. Very pretty! Great colors, and I like the white "bookends".

  4. This is definitely a scrap quilt I need to make! I love the white strips on the ends too.

  5. What a fun and fast way to use scraps up Cyndy! I liked seeing al the different versions too. Love your Daisy Chain quilting!

  6. What a fun finish! And I just love purple! :-). Thank you for linking up at TGIFF.

  7. Great finishes! I really love the messy flower quilting!

  8. I like that daisy chain quilting. Might need to give that a try.

  9. These quilts are so wonderful! So simple, yet so colorful and magical and the pattern has unlimited possibilities.

  10. They are all fabulous. I am inspired to make one.

  11. What a versatile pattern. Every one of those is eye catching. So fun to see the 'Before' and 'After' of these quilts.

  12. I really love the giant flowers that you quilted with, a really great idea!

  13. That is great. I just started thinking last night that I need to get working on dealing with my scraps too.

  14. This turned out so pretty! Love the green and pink together. This is also one of my favorite designs from the original Scrap-a-Palooza quilts, and I still want to make it! Thanks for reminding me!

  15. Great idea for using scraps. I love that the pattern is so versatile and the finish is really striking.

  16. Those look like a lot of fun to make!
    Love that basket of goodies - I see some great colors!

  17. It turned out great! And I love the extra strips on the side. They frame it nicely.

  18. Cynthia, I love these quilts! And I just so happen to have some strips waiting to be used...
    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks - your quilts are this week's featured project!
    Love, Muv

  19. Cynthia, These are wonderful scrappy quilts. The messy flowers and the daisy chain are such sweet motifs. Nice post.


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