Scrappy square quilt, a patchwork of whimsy

Quilting has an enchanting way of weaving together stories and memories through fabric and thread. Among the different explorations of techniques, sometimes a quilter needs to juct piece squares and get rid off regretful thoughts. The Scrappy Square quilt stands out as a delightful celebration of non-creativity and mindless piecing.

Scrappy Square quilts are a testament to the beauty that emerges when disparate fabric scraps unite in harmony. These quilts are a celebration of resourcefulness, as they allow quilters to breathe new life into leftover fabric pieces, vintage textiles, and treasured remnants from past projects. The charm of Scrappy Square quilts lies in their patchwork nature, where no two squares are alike, creating a delightful visual mosaic.

Quilt process

I am keeping many scraps, in different sized squares, in order to turn them into a quilt, once I have enough of them to make a whole quilt. The next step is to cut the fabric scraps into squares of equal size. Common sizes range from 2 inches to 5 inches, but quilters can choose the dimensions that best suit their vision. The fun part begins when arranging the squares to create unique and captivating combinations. This is where creativity truly shines, as quilters play with color placements and mix different textures to achieve their desired look. I decided to go with the size of 8 inches this time, and the quilt piecing was so easy!

Celebrating Sustainable Quilting

Beyond their artistic appeal, scrappy quilts champion sustainability in quilting. By using fabric scraps and repurposing old textiles, we actively contribute to reducing fabric waste and promoting eco-conscious practices. Sustainable quilting not only benefits the environment but also fosters a sense of responsibility and mindfulness in the quilting community. I should try it more often, and so should you!

quilting

Quilting was so easy with this quilt, as I chose to work on wavy lines with my Janome 6700p. And the result is beautiful and really fast!

quilt dimensions

This quilt is twin size quilt and it measures 64” x 84” inches.

Materials

Scrap pieces from a variety of fabrics + some Kona Cotton scraps

Backing: Polka dot fabric with a combo of plain solid fabrics

Binding: Striped blue fabric

Batting: 100% cotton

dates

Quilt started: April 2021

Quilt Finished: February 2022

The Joy of Giving

Scrappy Square quilts are not only a joy to create but also a delightful gift for loved ones. These unique and personalized quilts hold a special place in the hearts of recipients, knowing that each square was lovingly chosen and sewn with care. Gifting a Scrappy Square quilt is like presenting a bundle of cherished memories, wrapped in a warm and cozy embrace. This one was also gifted to a loved little girl, whom I am anxious to meet!

The Scrappy Square quilt embodies the spirit of creativity, resourcefulness, and sustainable quilting. As quilters, we embrace the beauty of imperfections, weaving together fabric scraps to create vibrant and meaningful patchwork stories. Each square carries its own tale, reminding us of the joy found in life’s little moments.

So, gather your fabric scraps, ignite your creativity, and embark on a Scrappy Square quilting adventure. Whether you gift it to a loved one or cherish it for yourself, your Scrappy Square quilt will be a cherished treasure—a true patchwork of whimsy and wonder. Happy quilting!

Photoshooting made in the wind generators of Xanthi area (Wind Farm of Kimmeria)

Modern quilts by Zafiro Vaxevanidou

Zarkadia Quilting Co. is a home-based company that focuses on making special and unique quilts that hug and caress. Quilts are love, tenderness, warmth and cure. Enjoy and be inspired by this art form and know yourself in the process.

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