Friday, 29 January 2016

A year of scraps: Crazy

Continuing with our guild’s scrap theme from my previous post – in April we displayed the results from our mugrug/placemat challenge, pictures posted here.

2 ½” was the theme for our May meeting and I demonstrated several blocks made from 2 ½” strips (original post here)

This block was one of the most popular as it comes with a twist (tutorial coming up).

In June we talked about crazy quilts and I did a step by step demonstration. Grandson’s pillow was made with this theme in mind. 

It’s as crazy as it gets. 

I layered batting and backing and started adding scraps in all 4 corners and the middle, stitch-and-flip-quilt-as-you-go style.

As the 5 clusters of scraps melted together, pieces were topstitched to cover all raw edges.

I wanted to tie everything together with red tacks, but I could not get them right.

After several failed attempts, I gave up on tacking and couched red yarn in vertical lines instead.

 Worked like a charm! This pillow gets a lot of love:)


  1. Så underbart färgstark Din kudde är!


  2. Elsker slike arbeider, jo mer "scrappy", jo bedre. Her var det mye inspirasjon a hente. Tusen takk.

  3. Great idea with the red yarn - it look terrific! Nicely done....

  4. Du er så flink å få alle disse bitene til å passe sammen. Produktiv er du også.