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Thread: Need Guidance on Making a "Controlled-Color" Scrappy Quilt

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    Quote Originally Posted by jennid
    What is a Scrappy Quilt? I'm new. Is this the same as buying the charm packs?
    Scappy quilts are made with a quilter's scraps. Sometimes the scraps are left over from other projects. Sometimes, a quilter will buy a few fat quarters or charm packs to put into a scrappy quilt. Sometimes scraps are traded. Interesting tidbit - about a hundred fifty years ago, scrappy quilts were called 'Beggars' Quilts' because quilters would trade fabric scraps or ask for particular colors from their quilting buddies, just as we still do.

    Here is a thread that shows many, many scrappy quilts from people on this board.
    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-40134-1.htm

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    If you use one neutral/solid color like white, beige, or black in the same spot in each block, it helps to tie the whole quilt together, looking more 'controlled'

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    to me, scrappy means just that---colors & prints from projects you have finished. not all planned fabrics. I tend to make scrappy quilts in pastels or jewel tones or country/civil tnes or brights/childrens or 30's. Like others have said--you need value changes. and you need over 50-100 different scraps. don't think you have that many ? you will
    be surprised when you start looking.
    would be fun to have a scrappy exchange--just put a few 3" squares in an envelope & mail.
    Brrrrr ! it is cold in Montana today ! big cross-state rivalry in football ! those die-hard fans will be out there, cheering like crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTS
    I'll throw my 2 cents in:

    The key to a successful scrap quilt (or any quilt, really) has less to do with color than with VALUE. Value is the key.

    If you want to make, let's say, a purple quilt, if you choose all dark purples, even with a nice selection of textures and prints, you're going to get a "blob" of a quilt. The eye doesn't really travel over the whole quilt because there's nothing different about the different sections. No variations.

    Now, if that's what you want, and it's for your yellow bedroom, then it will definitely stand out against the walls.

    However, if you want some definition in a quilt, imagine now a collection of dark purple fabrics along with a variety of lilac or lighter colored purple fabrics. Again, the color is actually secondary.

    I've seen scrap quilts made out of the ugliest fabrics - all colors - but the value placement was so brilliant you didn't really notice.

    So my suggestion would be to learn a bit more about value, and how that can make or break or a quilt.

    "Spectacular Scraps: A Simple Approach to Stunning Quilts" was a great book by Judy Hoosworth. Much better than some of the more recent ones out there.

    Just my 2 cents. And NAYY.

    If you want to see a great example of the value of value, there is a blog called http://exuberantcolor.blogspot.com/. She (Wanda?) only works with Kaffe Fasset & the like fabrics. But if you look through her quilts, even though she used blocks as simple as Rail Fence, her quilts are bursting with vibrancy because of her value placement.

    Also, scrapquilts.com has some free patterns and additional inspiration and directions.

    Good luck.

    -MTS
    OMG !! I have been on Exhubrant Color site for over an hour ! thank you for posting this site. My hands just itch to get at some fabric. and color is just what I need on this
    cold, windy day in Montana. thanks again !

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    practically all i make are "scrappy" quilts. they are my absolute favorite. if you are making a specific block that let's say has a center piece, in order to make it look more "organized", use the same color for it, doesn't have to be the same fabric, just color. makes a big difference, it's like a "resting place"

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    I have 3 large bags of scraps that I've collected over the last 12 years, not very large pieces, and every color combination. So, when I decide to make my Scrap quilt I plan to buy at least 2 yards of a fabric with many colors in it such as a floral, then this fabric will be used along with my scraps to unify the look. Make sense???
    Good luck, Kutnso

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