Rainbow Scrap Quilt – In Progress

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:

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Works like a charm every time.

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Plus, who doesn’t love a rainbow?!?!

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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.

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