Quirky Scrap QAL

Are your scraps taking over your sewing area?  Do you feel guilty buying more fabric when you know you have so many beautiful scraps begging to be used up?  Do you feel overwhelmed and don't know how to even begin putting a dent in those scraps?

If you answered yes to any of those questions then we have a fun Quilt Along for you!!  Our guild is going to be sending out monthly assignments via email and social media posts following Leila Gardunia's Quirky Scrap Quilt Along from a couple of years ago.  You can find Leila at this link and @SewnByLeila on Instagram.  Hop over and follow her on IG.  The coolest part is that Leila is going to be joining us and blogging about her process as well!

Here is Leila's first Quirky Scrap Quilt.  The reason I love it so much is that it uses a LOT of scraps and it has a little bit of rhyme and reason to it.  So often I see scrappy quilts that either make my head hurt because they are too busy or they only use a little bit of scraps and require me to buy another 4 yards of another fabric to bring some harmony to the design.

Everyone can play along by following Leila's blog or our blog,  If you are a member of our guild, you can send your email address to jpeterman at embarQmail dot com and you will be added to the email list.  I am hoping to find a sponsor for prizes for the people that finish the entire quilt by the end of the year or for a drawing for a prize. To be eligible for any prize that may be procured, you must be a dues paying member.

The very first assignment is to "Show Us Your Scraps!!"  Take a picture of your scrap pile, sort it out and choose at least 24 different fabrics to use.  While you are at it, you should go ahead and sort the remaining scraps.  You know you need to do it!  Share your pictures on Facebook and Instagram using #QuirkyScrapQuiltAlong and be sure to tag @SewnByLeila and @OrlandoMQG so we can all support one another.


  1. The scraps are cut (and amazingly there are some left - I was hoping for a scrap disappearance, like invasion of the body snatchers, but for scraps. )


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