What is a scrap quilt?
The simplest answer is any quilt that uses up whatever we call scraps! You had my definition of scraps last week!
Hmmm!? Does it all have to be scraps? Can we add in some background, sashing fabric from stash? I'd have to say yes!
I added the black background fabric to my scraps for this scrappy project - a pattern called Kaleidoscope Hexagon by Carolyn Forster. The black pulls it all together.
I also made this version with a wide pink border....the rest is scrappy - I got a bit bored and wanted a quicker finish
This one only had scrappy bonus HSTs cut from some bee blocks to form the bear claws and some of the squares ...
Does it still count as a scrappy quilt?
How many different fabrics should it contain before we can call it scrappy?
As many as possible I'd say!
These two quilts really have a scrappy feel due to the amount of different fabrics in them though some were pulled from stash and some from my scrap bins. The setting triangles in the one just above did all come straight out of my string collection.
I love colour and love to include different colours or shades of those colours in my chosen palette.
It is something I've learnt from putting quilts together that if one colour looks out of place then the answer might be to put more of that colour in rather than taking it out. This can be especially true of bee quilts if your background comes from different sources.
I would have been delighted to make something scrappy today but have spent the day coughing and sneezing, watching TV from the sofa. Hopefully I'll feel better next week.
Be sure to visit Leanne to see what she has been up to!
In the meantime Happy Scrapping!