Cornering My Scraps

As I have noted before, I have a thriving scrap fabric collection. Some are even already sewn together. I like to pet these pre-made quilt beginnings in hopes of inspiration. Some time in October I decided to sew a group of hectically colored scraps together.

I sliced lengths of multi fabric strips in half and inserted narrow strings. I added to and lopped off bits to even up my rounds. Eventually I came up with the following.

Beginning of “Turning The Corner”

I liked the effect but wanted to give more weight to the left side and bottom. So, I added wider lengths of Marcia Derse fabric and more angled strips.

I finally quilted the top at the beginning of November. I used 30 weight variegated cotton thread, and extended some of the strips into the Marcia Derse fabric with quilting lines.


I find the colors cheerful as I catch drifting snowflakes out of the corner of my eye. If I can’t go to the heat, I’ll try to bring the heat to me.

I’m linking this to Off The Wall Friday.


Filed under Art quilts, Completed Projects

14 responses to “Cornering My Scraps

  1. I said “Wow!” so loud, upstairs in my sewing room, that the dogs downstairs in the kitchen started barking. 🙂 You know I love this!

  2. Rebecca in SoCal

    I don’t like a lot of improvisational quilts, but I like this! The first picture looked so unbalanced; you did well with your additions. I also like “bring the heat to me.” It’s cheery.

    • At a certain point I find an improv quilt becomes a planned one, as I try to balance the composition. And cheer is what I need at this time of year, as I look at the layer of snow on my driveway.

  3. Love the colours, bringing the heat to you.

  4. An antidote to winter–so zippy and energetic! And i like the idea of petting your scraps–sometimes they purr when you pet them, like this time!

  5. Rosemaryflower

    this is super fun. I like it very much

  6. Spectacular. I really like the balance of it, the tiny inserts, the color stripping of pinks, blues, bright acid green, the long strips of orange… Really nice.

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