New Orleans House Project

Monday, May 24, 2021

Scrappy 4 Life!

 My favorite kind of quilts are scrappy quilts - and I have a new favorite quilt to share with you!

I present my version of Tonya Ricucci's Lego quilt, which I call Scrappy 4 Life!

Scrappy is made from 1.5 inch scraps of various lengths, stitched together into rows and then blocks.  I spent many soothing hours piecing scraps together with my trusty Singer Model 15 treadle.  

I'm not sure when I started assembling these rows of scraps, but I believe it was in 2015.  There are years and years of scraps in this quilt, and every time I examine the fabrics I get a smile on my face!

Last year I decided the quilt was at a good stopping point, measuring about 70 inches x 80 inches.

I sent it off to Diane Knott of Butterfly Threads Quilting for some long-arm magic.

The quilting is gentle swirls, which softens all the lines and angles in the piecing.

The blue binding with gold stars was made years ago for some other project and then never used.  Thanks to my newfound skill at machine binding, the quilt was finished in record time!  I did do a little hand stitching to add a label  to commemorate the quilt's inspiration and construction.

This is no quilt to hang on the wall and admire.  I plan to use it heavily (and maybe even let the dog sleep on it), and enjoy all the quilting memories!












16 comments:

  1. What great quilt full of fabric memories! All quilts should be loved on by the pets - I know all mine are and boy do the cats have their favorites.

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  2. Just wonderful! Scrappy quilts really are the best!

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  3. Oh Angela this is just so beautiful!! I love this scrappy piece!! Just lovely
    Hugs, Julierose

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  4. Great quilt. You'll never get bored looking at all the fabrics.

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  5. What an absolutely COOL quilt!!! It's fantastic!

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  6. I couldn't agree more, this is my "favorite" kind of quilt too! I adore it and I am so happy that you (and your dog) will be using and enjoying it!

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  7. YES YES YES - I absolutely love it. And you are so completely right about the feelings when your eyes roam across the quilt and the fabrics help you remember . . .

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  8. So many scraps! What a beautiful collection of everything.

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  9. That's just wonderful, Angie! My favorite kind of quilt. Congratulations on your finish!

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  10. I love it, Angie! This one is like a memory quilt of all the other quilts you made.

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  11. Wow! What a fabulous quilt to use and a place to enjoy memories of all those fabrics. Great job!

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  12. What a beautiful quilt! There’s nothing like a good scrappy quilt to cuddle up with, especially when we’ve sewn in so many memories.

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  13. That is the PERFECT quilt to wrap up in! Enjoy!

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  14. what a fabulous scrap quilt! I let coco lay on some. It seems to make both dog and quilt happy. :)
    Love the quilting and the label.

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  15. I love scrappy quilts too - yours is fabulous! I really agree - these are the best kinds of quilts. I think they get even more fabulous with lots of use and wear.

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  16. OMG .... what a wonderful quilt!

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