Scrap Splat Challenge

Back in September, Mr. Thomas issued a Scrap Splat Challenge on (40) 2.5 scrap squares issued to 30 gals/gents, you have to use all the squares in your project.

When I got my scrap set, I read the note and put it aside. .. I mean the due date was in October, so I had plenty of time right? Well last weekend, (yes! last weekend) I remembered that I had this on my list and freaked out! Did a quick google search to see when the project was due and dang 10/26! Yeah so I looked at my scraps. . .I had already thought about doing a sewing machine cover. . . but oh how my plans quickly change.

Here’s a shot of my scraps that I received:

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How do I make something modern with tradition fabrics. . . and how do I incorporate each one together. . . . oh wait Mr. Thomas said I could use solids. . . . okay. . . hmm search thought my piles of fabric. . jackpot! Kona Charm pack from the Sewing Summit Swag bag.

I organized the piles into the color wheel:

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Hmm. . . it’s kind of coming together. . . lets do some sewing! I placed the scrap squares with solids that were in their color range and then for neutral element, light kona grey.


Here’s the dilemma I have. . .my style is modern but I have to deal with the traditional fabrics. . .it’s easy when you have modern fabric for your modern projects. . but flip that a little and your brain starts to break a little.

I looked on my cutting table and saw one of colorways from PearTree and wanted to incorporate that design:

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That means a little raw edge applique. . .oh boy my favorite. . (one day I would love to learn turn edge) (and yes you did detect a sense of sarcasm)

Again turning to my fabric stash. . gotta add more neutral fabric. . .oh white fleece that’s already cut to the right size. . yeah at this point the sewing machine cover idea is trashed because of the size of this puppy:


But I think I accomplished my goal! It looks pretty modern with traditional fabrics. . . . what do you think?

Since I’m hella short on time, I really need to not over think this. . so I just did some straight line quilting from the center of the circle out and here’s the results:


Here’s the back, again something from my fabric stash (shout out to Ikea):

Scrap Splat Back

My little girl, Pepper loves it so it’s going to her:



Hope you liked my impromptu Scrap Splat Challenge!!!


  1. Of course I like it:) well done! and fast!))))

  2. I think this looks SO dang cool. Seriously! I wouldn’t have thought it was so impromptu.

  3. Love it. I can’t believe you came up with that from those scraps. Well done!!! Thanks again for the giveaway. The fabric arrived today. Nice to get a package that I was not expecting, or didnt have to buy myself. The colours you chose were great!!!

  4. wonderful shape! I love the petals. And the girl is pretty cute too!

  5. Oh, Ms. Suki, you did it again! Found the fresh.
    This is adorable – love your inspiration and your style.
    Lucky little Pepper!

  6. Outstanding! I love what you did, taking inspiration from modern fabrics. You rock (so does Little Pepper — is she a rapper?)!

  7. You used white?!?!?!?! I think it looks super fab, lady :) Pepper sure looks like she gives it two thumbs up! And thanks for the reminder that I need to visit Ikea’s fabric section, love that backing!

  8. That looks great! Totally modern… I like applique…. Tute??

  9. Love it! Way to go with the raw edge applique! Pepper is so stinkin cute by the way.

  10. You can’t even tell that those are traditional fabrics. That quilt is beautiful! But, the baby is even cuter :). I’m also finding some good uses for my Kons charm packs that I received from sewing summit. They are kind of handy to have around!

  11. I think it’s super awesome! Love the design. And Pepper is a cutie!

  12. Definitely modern. It turned out great.

    Subliminal message… Make one for Colleen…

  13. Sukie this looks awesome! The way you arranged the fabrics you can barely tell they are more traditional prints! Great job, I can see why Pepper likes it!

  14. pretty awesome! and great inspiration!

  15. I like the project came together organically. I alway like having a plan. Btw, Pepper has grown a ton. You better keep am eye on that girl.

  16. It rocks Amy! Way to go and so creative. Pepper is sooo cute too!

  17. I think YOU and the scrap splat quilt are both BRILLIANT! I’m in awe. Adorable baby, too!

  18. I loved this on flickr and I love it even more seeing your process. So impressed this was a last minute project!

  19. PEPPAH! She’s so cute. (seriously every time we see a picture of pepper in our house, there is a cheer of “PEPPER!” It’s like Norm on cheers.)

    I love the little quilt. It’s so awesome, you just step out of the box (or at least my box) and MAN I wish I could have found that Light grey Kona for my quilt … Oh well. I’m making you help me find the right Kona fabrics for my next Pixel quilt. ;)

  20. That is awesome!

  21. Cute!

  22. This is such a cool and original design!!

  23. Love the scrap splat creation.

    Jenny of Sew Kind of Wonderful gave me a Versatile Blogger Award a couple of weeks ago and I’ve passed it on to you! If you’d like to play along, you can see it on my blog.

    I’m really enjoying reading back here. Sometimes I wish I could live in the same town as all the funny ladies I follow, just so we could get together for laughs.

  24. For fun, I googled “scrap splat challenge” (I was curious to see what else people had produced) and came across yours.

    Super cute! (And so is your baby!)

    I went with a modern approach too. :)

  25. i love your quilt!, and i love that you have a “pepper” my daughter is also a Pepper. they are few and far between!. just makes them more special ;)

  26. That is SO gorgeous – I love the way it looks like swirling flower petals.

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