Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Spotlight on Scraps

A new book in the store that I fell in love with, I love scrappy quilts.

I think we quilters that favor scrap quilts was taught to use what we had at an early age.

I know my grandmother would have thought it a sin to buy new fabric and cut it up.

She was always happy to have a new piece of "drygoods", she called it, to put on the back of her quilts.

Most of the time the back was also pieced or a flannel sheet was used. I don't believe Grandma every used "store bought" batting, intsead it was a worn out blanket or old sheet. Some were called summer spreads, if nothing was available the quilt top and back were tied and it became a summer spread.

Now here I am many years later making scrap quilts from new "store bought drygoods". Sorry Grandma the devil made me do it.

I wish my grandmas was around to use up my scraps she would have been so pleased to have them.

Happy Quilting!


  1. I can't wait to see your progress on the yellow and green piece. Great fabrics..

  2. What a nice post, Janet! I love the old family photo. It's hard to resist the "store-bought dry goods," isn't it? :-)

  3. I've just enjoyed reading all your latest posts. You have been very busy. I like the look of that Bits and Pieces book - small projects always appeal to me. Hope you enjoy the shop minding - sounds like fun. Happy stitching.