Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A Great Way to use Tiny Scraps

I was high bidder on this great little Chinese Coins quilt in our guild mini-quilt auction. The proceeds went to GaDuGi, a safecenter for women, children and men affected by sexual violence. It was made by Nancy Ann Huyett Brown. It definitely qualifies as a great way to use scraps too small to save.

Nancy said she was using fat quarters to cut 3 strips 18 1/2" x 5 1/2". She used the leftovers to make this little quilt. It sounds fun. She didn't have a pattern, just the scraps. She stitched it in a motel room with a friend. She said they both had their featherweights along and were sewing on a table smaller than a card table.

Nancy's pieced strips are 1" wide. Depths of each piece vary - some are 1/4" up to 5/8". The sashing measures 1/2" wide. The total quilt measures 10" x 9 1/2". It hangs in my office and I like seeing it every day.


  1. As a beginning neat!

  2. Lucky you! An attractive little piece. I love reading about the process of making this with a Featherweight in the hotel room.