Use Those Scraps You’ve Been Saving to Make a Magnificent Quilt!
If you’re a quilter, you surely have fabric scraps. While it’s nice to use a few here and there, it’s even nicer to make an entire quilt from scraps. Not only will it make a big dent in your stockpile, but in the process you’ll create a personal one-of-a-kind quilt.
The “Scrap Jar Stars” quilt by Amber at Gigi’s Thimble is a great pattern for your scrappy quilt.
First of all, it’s gorgeous. We love the red, blue and white theme, but you can choose whatever colors you prefer. Or, forget about coordinating colors and create a fun, all-colors quilt!
Also, your quilt can have a retro look, or be ultra modern, depending on the fabrics you choose.
Another reason we love this pattern is because you can easily alter the size of the quilt by adjusting the number of blocks.
Amber’s quilt finished at 81″ x 93″ but yours can be considerably smaller, if that works better for you.
The following quilt by Jodi Nelson of Pleasant Home uses just six blocks, making it ideal for a baby quilt. Don’t you love the pieced inner border? That border treatment will be lovely on a larger version too.
And, finally, the block itself is beautiful and gives you many options for playing with color and mixing fabrics. Plus, the instructions show you how to make 4 half square triangles at a time. Nice.
This fun version from Lisa Chavez shows how the quilt can look with each star made in a different color.
“Scrap Jar Stars” is lovely in seasonal colors, too. This version, also by Jodi of Pleasant Home, gives us an idea of how it will look in red and green.
Scraps all of one color are beautiful too, as in this version by Cathy from A Quilting Chick.
Give your creativity full reign, pull out your scraps and make your own stunning “Scrap Jar Stars” quilt!
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