Scrap bag

Several years ago, I purchased a small bag of fabric scraps from the local quilt shop. The price was $5.00.  I thought it would be fun to see how many small quilts I could make using just the scraps.  All the quilts do not have binding, but are put together in the pillow case method.  They are all hand quilted except for one which is quilted with the feather stitch on the sewing machine.  I was able to make ten little quilts.  The whole project was finished quickly as some of the quilts are very small.


This is the smallest.  It is 5″ x 5″.  It would make a very nice coaster,





I had made a sailboat quilt for a grandson.  The pattern was easy.  It had six half square triangles, two rectangles and four squares. It is 6″ x 7″.




The dark fabric with shooting stars and a moon called for a night picture.  There are two decorated Christmas trees and flowers in the garden.  It must be in the South, not New England. We would have snow at that time of year.  The lights are on inside the house.  This quilt is 8″ x 9″.





This little quilt is made of nine patches and a border.  It used some of the fabric that was used in the little house.  It is 6″ x 12″






More little sailboats.  This quilt uses more of the night sky fabric and the house fabric.  It is 6 1/2″ x 13″.






The Monkey Wrench quilt has the strawberry fabric that was used in the first sailboat piece.  Also some more night sky.  It is 9″ x 15″.






The little farm scene fabric already had nine patch blocks with nine patch corner squares.  It was easy to piece and quilt.  It was fun to notice that some of the corner squares were not straight,  Not everyone is a perfect quilter.  It is 11″ x 11″.




The quilts are getting larger.  This one is 14″ x 14″.  It consists of four Road to California blocks.  It is made of half square triangles and four patch pieces.





It is hard to see all the little pieces in this quilt.  There are nine Pineapple Log Cabin blocks in the center.  The fabrics do not have contrast so the blocks just show light and dark.  There are 415 pieces in this 14″ x 14″ quilt.




IMG_2042The tenth little quilt is made of strips of all the leftover fabric.  It is the only one that is quilted on the machine.  It is 11″ x 15″.

Quilting is so much fun if a project is started with “what if I do this?”  The results can be amazing.  I had a lot of fun for $5.00

Have a great day and happy quilting.



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