QUILTING: Let's all make a 'Scrappy Happy Rainbow Quilt' together

Scrappy Happy Rainbow Quilt - #SHRQuilt


I've had this idea for a scrap quilt, playing around in the back of my mind for quite a while. With so many scrap fabrics and the inability to get rid of them, this could be a wonderful way to use up a whole bunch of them.

How is your "scrap situation" going? 
Do you even have a "scrap situation"?

The idea for this quilt is to separate the scrap pieces into main colours. You can do this yourself, or better yet, get the kids (or husband) to help out. 

Just drag the scrap tub into the living room, grab a few ziploc bags, put on a good film and then sit and sort out the scraps into pretty colourful little piles. I find that keeping them in ziploc bags is easiest, but you may have another method?














Once you have enough scrap pieces to get started with, begin sewing them together. You can sew all the way down (until you're happy with the length), continuing to add more scraps and trimming the edges so they're even... or make them into blocks which you can then sew together. I made mine into 9" wide blocks and the length of the block can be whatever.



This will be a completely scrappy, improvisational, limited-rules, happy, rainbow quilt.


I've started working on my red fabrics as I figured I'd go in the order of the song... 

"Red and yellow and pink and green. Purple and orange and blue. I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too."

I do have grey and brown and low volume prints which I'll probably incorporate too, but we'll see how we go until we come to it.





What do you think? Would you like to join me?

Do you have enough scraps in your tub to make a 'Scrappy Happy Rainbow Quilt' too? 

Please leave me a note in the comments if you're thinking of joining me in this fun quilty scrap-busting adventure.




Crafts in Cool String Art



How about we aim to make blocks / colours in a specific colour each week? It won't be long before we have a quilt top finished and as an added bonus, we'll have used up some favourite scrap fabrics which were really just taking up space in our sewing rooms. 

I thought I'd make up a cute hashtag to follow along on instagram #SHRQuilt 



Scrappy Happy Rainbow Quilt - #SHRQuilt


17 comments

  1. Hi Anorina cant wait to see this finished what a great way to use up scraps xx

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    1. Thanks Shez. I'm going to start preparing some yellow scraps for my next big long block.

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  2. I'm in.... running behind but following along!

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    1. Yay! Glad you're interested in joining in the fun.
      I'm a little tired of looking at the red scraps, so I'm starting on the yellow ones next.

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  3. What a great idea! I am in. Still cold in Oconomowoc, WI, USA

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    1. Yay! I hope you enjoy playing with your scrap fabrics along with me.

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  4. Looking forward to seeing how your quilt turns out!

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  5. I am afraid ziplock bags are not big enough to hold all my scraps, I use bins for the different colours!! Ok, I am in, starting right now with red!!

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    1. Yay! I'm so pleased to hear this. I must admit, these bags are just to be going with. I too have massive tubs filled with scrap pieces though they're very unorganised. I look forward to seeing your scrappy red section.

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  6. Loads of quality scraps I have picked up at the quilt guild and also from donations to the charity quilt group I work with. So... I am ready and then some. :-)

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    1. Yahooooo! Let's do this together. With so many scraps, you could make 2 quilts... or 3 quilts... the more the merrier, right?

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  7. I will watch with interest. This looks like a great idea.

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    1. Thanks Karen. Let's hope I can keep up steam to get this finished :-)

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  8. Late to the party but what a great idea. I'm in for some charity quilting - plenty of scraps!

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  9. I'm a little late to the party, but will try to catch up!

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  10. Can I still jump in, looks like fun thank you!

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