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Scrapitude is Finished!


Last fall, Sandy‘s friend, Charlotte, started a mystery quilt named Scrapitude with their guild.  Sandy asked to post the steps on her blog, and the rest is history.  Her readers and many of us on Twitter (#Twilters)  grabbed our scraps and got started cutting.  This was my first mystery quilt, so I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I knew that Charlotte does beautiful work with scraps.  I had trouble letting go of control of colors, and I didn’t completely, but this is the scrappiest thing I’ve made.  And it turned out pretty well.


I started with these.


They looked like this all cut up.  I decided to use several shell pinks for the background pieces.

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From those pieces we made these blocks.


And now I have this quilt (80″ square).  Yes, it’s very pink.  I think the colors work really well together, but I hadn’t realized it would be quite so …pink.  It is cheery and fun to look at, with all the different fabrics.  It will live in my guest room, so people will get it in small doses.


I stitched the stars in the ditch, with an orange peel in the centers, using an “old rose” colored Bottom Line thread.  I quilted the whole pink background with an unmarked orange peel motif in pale pink.  I had a lot of fun with that part, and I really like the texture.


The back is shell pink and olive batik.

It was lots of fun to sew these with everyone else, but the best part is seeing how differently they are all turning out.  Keep checking this Flickr group to see the progress.

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I’m linking up with Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


Author: Valerie

I'm Valerie, also known as Scooquilt. I am passionate about fabric and quilting. My quilts are colorful and modern, but grounded in traditional blocks. My degrees are in Fine Arts and Education. I'm retired from teaching and trying to quilt daily. Reading, gardening, and cats are also important to me.

8 thoughts on “Scrapitude is Finished!

  1. Whoop whoop to you! It’s a gorgeous quilt and I quiet like the pink background. Great job with the quilting, Valerie, the texture is amazing!

  2. What a fun project it must have been! And the result is beautiful. I like all those pinks. I understand what you’re saying about this control of colors. That would have been difficult for me too to let go. But the repeated blocks make the whole homogeneous.

  3. Whoop whoop!! Love the pinks! It’s beautiful.

  4. Hello Valerie,
    Your quilt is lovely and cheerful. Thank you for posting the link to the Flickr group. It is always interesting to see different people’s interpretations of the same design – and yes, yours is definitely the pinkest!
    Love from England,

  5. Whoop! Whoop! I could just eat this up, Valerie. Congratulations on the beautiful finish!

  6. Yum! I’d name this one Cotton Candy if I were naming it. Just gorgeous!

  7. Great fabric choices!

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