A Scrappy Finish

When the scrap bins get too full (or more too-full than usual!), I make a scrap quilt. This one was inspired by the wonderful Tim Holtz fabric shown in the center below, so was a green and gold quilt with some purple accents.

Yes, there were plenty of scraps in each of those colors! The back includes a few leftover blocks, since I am trying not to add to the orphan block collection.

And the wonderful quilting pattern is one of the “Aboriginal” designs from Nancy Haacke of Wasatch Quilting. The quilting was done by Linda Nichols, who is patient and helpful when I want to select particular quilting designs.

Quilt Stats

Name: Strips and Squares

Finished size: 60″ x 72″

Pattern: If this was a pattern, I can’t find it now! Perhaps I just got the idea on Pinterest. They’re surely all traditional blocks in any case.

Made by: me

Quilted by: Linda Nichols


12 thoughts on “A Scrappy Finish

  1. Was that Tim Holtz fabric a scrap also? What a great scrappy quilt you made from that inspiration. Your choice of blocks are ones I associate with my early days of scrap quilts…and IMHO are classic in that they will always deliver a good result.
    I really like this one, Zippy! You’re still on a roll.

  2. It looks like you are ready for Mardi Gras with those great colors!

    I think you might have seen the same quilt on Pinterest that I did. The pin is no longer there but I saved it to one of my boards, and I just noticed that they linked to an original free pattern here: https://cluckclucksew.com/2012/06/tutorial-squares-and-strips-bed-quilt.html

    And I made a top based on that pattern, only I used a 4 patch where the original had a rail fence block. I won’t link to mine because I think if I did WordPress would kick me to the spam folder. 🙂

  3. How nice! I like how you chose a multi-colored print as inspiration, and then limited your scrappy color palette. I’m not sure I could do that with the limited color-range of scraps I have. But it’s a great idea! How nice to have a 2023 finish already! I can see you’re gonna have a productive 2023.

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