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Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Scrap Confetti and NTT

 Welcome to Needle and Thread Thursday, y'all!  I'm so excited to share my finished Scrap Confetti quilt with you today!  

I just love a scrappy quilt.  And I really love being able to clean out my scrap jars to create something so pretty and fun!  This quilt used ALL of the scraps from my multicolored jar, but you can also see that I've added the few leftover bits from each of my color jars as well.  

When I was piecing my color panels for my Rainbow Galaxy quilt, I had a few pieces left over of each color that I couldn't use, usually because I had too much of a single print.  Well, those bits of solids and single-color scraps work perfectly to break up the busier multicolor prints.  They give the eye a place to rest in the quilt, with the added bonus of completing the full clean-out of my scrap jars.

This quilt has enough going on with the busy piecing, so it didn't need any "extra" with the quilting.  I also wanted it to be an easy-peasy finish, so a nice, easy stipple fit the bill.

I had just enough scrap blocks to add a little pop to the back, and this black and white crosshatch fabric plays so well with the bright scrappy improv. A solid Kona Black binding creates a great frame for all that scrappiness, and gives it a crisp finish. I've decided to name this one Scrap Confetti!


If you've ever looked at a quilt like this and thought, "I could never do that," I'm here to tell you you can.  My book, Scrappy Improv Quilting walks you through the technique, step-by-step, and includes 22 mini quilt patterns to help you get started.  Minis are a quick, low-stress way to dip your toe into scrappy improv piecing, and the technique is so versatile, when you feel comfortable, you can move onto bigger projects if you like.  Best of all, scrappy improv piecing is the perfect way to use what you have and really make a dent in those scrap bins!  The book link at the top left of the page will give you more information.  I hope you'll check it out!

Before we party this week, check out a few of my faves from last week's party.  I love the simplicity of this quilt by Margo at MY Quilts and Crafts-

This striking quilt top is by Anne-Marie at Stories From the Sewing Room-

And Rita at Quiltpiecer linked up this beauty.  Love all the green!

Okay, friends!  Let's do this!

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*If you're new to the party, here's a helpful tip for linking up- select "Auto Crop"  when selecting your thumbnail photo.  For some reason, trying to crop your own image results in the dreaded "white question mark box," and we definitely want to see your awesome work!  :)


  1. Your scrap confetti quilt is SOOOOO much fun! What a great feeling to empty our some scrap tubs too.

  2. Your quilt, and back, is really pretty. So are all of the other quilts.

  3. It's beautiful and I love the places for the eye to rest in the solids, as you point out. Hooray for empty scrap jars!

  4. Love your quilt and it's impressive that you've used all your scraps. Mine are sitting in my closet reproducing! Thanks for sharing my quilt. Anne-Marie @ Stories from the Sewing Room

  5. It’s a fabulous and fun quilt!


  6. Your Scrap Confetti quilt is so colorful and cheerful! Love it! And thank you for the feature and for hosting the Linky party. So much fun!


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