Renate’s Scrap Quilts

When we started planning our move to Canada, I began looking for a way to use up all my scraps to reduce my fabric stash for shipping. My friend Renate loves to make scrappy quilts and is always a good source for ideas. One of her projects used this pattern, and it is a very efficient one for using up scraps. The pieces are 4″ square, 2″ square and 2″ x 4″. I just cut all my scraps to the largest piece possible and recut to smaller pieces as needed as I went along. Colourful scraps and background fabric are sewn together in an alternating pattern, and the quilt can be as big or small as desired. Renate’s original quilt had white background but it became obvious after a very short time that I had way too many scraps for just one quilt, so I decided to make another one in black. And since I had even more scraps left over and really loved how the dark blackground made the colours pop, I made a third one in dark blue. I love them all but the blue one is my favourite.

Design by Renate D., Potsdam, Germany; all three quilts machine pieced and machine quilted by Beatrice Rieske

Renate's Scrap Quilt White

Renate’s Scrap Quilt White

Renate's Scrap Quilt White Detail

Renate’s Scrap Quilt White Detail

Renate's Scrap Quilt Black

Renate’s Scrap Quilt Black

Renate's Scrap Quilt Black Detail

Renate’s Scrap Quilt Black Detail

Renate's Scrap Quilt Blue

Renate’s Scrap Quilt Blue

Renate's Scrap Quilt Blue Detail

Renate’s Scrap Quilt Blue Detail


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