Monthly Archives: November 2017

Rainbow Scrap Quilt

This year is quickly coming to an end and I have made major headway sewing down my scrap bag in 2017.  And oh, does it feel so good.  There’s nothing like the satisfaction of seeing my overflowing scrap bag – or maybe I should say scrap bags – dwindle down.

Today is one of those days where I get to share a scrap bag turned scrap quilt success story.  What started as a flicker of an idea in my head turned into this:


I started this one weekend in August thinking I would throw together a quick project, but it ended up being bigger and more time consuming than I had planned on.  Once I started, I realized I needed to make the quilt larger to really show off the rainbow spectrum of colors.  It was worth the time and effort.


I’m going to write a whole blog post about how to make a good scrap quilt, but in the meantime here’s a little tip: When combing scraps from different collections that otherwise wouldn’t mesh, put them in color order.  Red, orange, yellow, green blue, indigo and violet (ROYGBIV).  That’s what I did with this quilt and it worked.


Sometimes when you try combining scraps from different designers/manufacturers they can look like a mess; they just don’t go together.  But when you put them in rainbow order…voila!


Works like a charm every time.


Plus, who doesn’t love a rainbow?!?!


That’s it for this week but I’ll see you back here after Thanksgiving.  I’m working on my 2017 holiday gift guide and I can’t wait to share it with you.

Tacia’s Baby Quilt

There’s some very exciting news happening at Brooklyn Quilting Co.  One of my oldest and dearest friends, Tacia, is having a baby!  Tacia and I have been friends since we were around 13-years-old and this is the first baby for her and her husband.  Needless to say, we are all very excited.

They have decided to keep the baby’s gender a secret and the only direction I got for nursery colors are gray, white—very neutral colors.  I reallllly want to know what she’s having and I tried everything to get it out of her, but no dice!  So, I made a neutral quilt.


A lot of times for baby quilts I like to do a simple half square triangle quilt.  They’re classic, easy and always look great.


And for the back of the quilt I often like to choose a patterned fabric to go with the simple solid half square triangle front.  I had this great piece of Japanese fabric from Kokka called Cosmic Zoo and it is the perfect neutral quilt back.


I don’t think the pictures do it justice, but the Kokka fabric is really special and ties the whole thing together.


Congrats, Tacia!  I can’t wait to meet Baby B!