Scrap Quilt #3

This quilt was made up of all the leftover 2.5"x3.5" rectangles.  There was obviously no color plans here at all.  I included every piece that was left.  I did alternate light and dark values (although only relative to the color next to it).  And I would use up all of one fabric before moving on to the next.  I like how this gives it a bit of presence without being totally chaotic.

Of course, to mix it all up completely would have looked ok too.  That would have been a completely different look.  But I do like how keeping all of one kind of fabric together gives it a bit of stripey flow. 

This quilt is one of those that so totally doesn't work, that it does!  I really like the unusual color combos that I keep noticing as I look at it.  A lot of these are fabrics that I would not naturally pair together, so it's fun to see them hanging out together here.

The backing is a sweet floral print, and the size is 51"x58"


  1. What an interesting design choice. It really worked to bring an antique feel to the quilt. LOVE it!!

  2. Gorgeous as always. This would be a fun way to use up unusual fabrics in my 2.5" strip bin that keep getting passed over. Great flow of fabrics. Gorgeous stitch in the ditch work!

  3. I love all of your scrappy quilts, this one included. What a great way to use up those scraps that keep piling up!

  4. I sure do admire your style of quilting!

  5. Like your scrap quilts. This is one I put together with 3-1/2" squares putting 4 squares together in a harmonious block and then more less joining them in rows. It drove me nuts cause I invariably mixed them up on the trip from the bed to the iron to the machine but people like it anyway.

  6. I love these little rectangles! I noticed that you did stitch in the ditch quilting and I was wondering what thread you used? Is that invisible thread or is it only my eyes?!

  7. I just don't understand how each of your quilts is my favorite. I love them all! There is something about the combination of your design and fabric color choices that just make each of your quilts radiant. Thank you for sharing!

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  9. I’m really curious about your fabric stash. I know in the last you’ve occasionally posted about new purchases, but you don’t seem to make many. And owning one of your quilts I have a pretty good idea of the range of fabrics included. Many I recognize and can name, but there are some that are so unusual that it seems perhaps you’re using repurposed or vintage finds, too. I’d love for you to write about this someday. A description of what you have, how/where you acquire it, purchasing habits you may have cycled through. It makes for such fantastic variety and dynamic quilts.

  10. What a lovely design! Who would have thought that simply by switching from 2-1/2" squares to 2-1/2" X 3-1/2" rectangles would have such an impact! Your color-groupings make it very eye-appealing. Thanks for this inspiring concept!