I was honoured to be a member of Quiltmaker's 2015 Scrap Squad! What that meant was that over the course of a year I made 6 quilts from their magazine patterns using my scraps. Those quilts were posted on the Quiltmaker blog called Quilty Pleasures. The 2015 Scrap Squad announcement was posted here, so you can hop over and find out about the whole squad.
My first Scrap Squad assignment was "Pointed Prisms" and you can read all about it here. This photo is my quilt hanging at my guild's show in May. Wow, that's one bright quilt!
You can see all the variations made from this pattern here.
The second Scrap Squad assignment was a choice between 3 different patterns. I picked "Sea Glass" because my daughter is a diver and I had a lot of blue fabrics in my stash. Here is my finished quilt that I call "Under the sea". You can read more about it on my blog here, and at the Quiltmaker blog here.
My third quilt was "Hero's Homecoming" - pattern by Janice Averill. I used up my Kansas Troubles scraps for this quilt (plus a few donations from my friend's stash to finish it up).
I don't usually like square quilts, but this one is a warm and cozy lap quilt. And I like that it is totally different from my first two Scrap Squad quilts. You can read more about it here.
My fourth assignment was called "Blue Bayou". I chose a red, teal/blue, and white combination for this quilt. The best part of making this quilt was the variety of layouts you could try using one block. You can read more about this quilt, which I call "Confluence", on my blog here and over at the Quiltmaker blog here.
The fifth Scrap Squad quilt is from a pattern called Candy Cane Crush. I set the block on point and used a purple, blue, teal colour palette. You can read about it here and here.
It was so fun being part of the 2015 Scrap Squad! I enjoyed every minute of the experience and have 6 great quilts to show for it! A huge thank you to Diane Harris Associate Editor at Quiltmaker magazine for all her work in organizing the scrap squad. And to my fellow scrap squad members Pam, Emily, Donna, Julie and Keri for all the inspiration throughout the year. It was a fantastic scrappy adventure!