Best Quilt Patterns for Scraps: Seeing Squares and Steam Punk Quilts

For Feature Friday this week, I’m trying something a little different. I have started with two quilt patterns, and went looking for quilts made from them.  These are both quilt patterns that are great for all your quilting fabric scraps. Grab some scraps and lets get started!

Fabric Scrap Packs

Seeing Squares by Empty Bobbin is such a fun design and one of the best quilt patterns for scraps!

Best quilt patterns for fabric scraps!

Let’s see what you have done with it:

Lindsey made the king size! What a cheerful color scheme!

Best quilt patterns for fabric scraps!
Photo Courtesy of Happier Than a Bird Quilts

She wrote a 9 part series on her blog about her epic experiences!

Bink made a more *cough* reasonable size – the twin. I love the look of that in the ditch quilting! It really makes those blocks pop!

Best quilt patterns for fabric scraps!
Photo courtesy of Bink Makes

My second quilt to look for is Jen Kingwell’s striking Steam Punk. There’s been a lot of talk about this one!

Best quilt patterns for fabric scraps!
This is the picture that comes with the pattern.

Amazing, right? Let’s see what we find:

Cindy Lammon made this bright and pretty version. You really must go and look at all the details and other photos on her blog.

Best quilt patterns for fabric scraps!
Photo courtesy of Cindy Lammon

Drury Girl  has one in progress using lots of low volume prints for the backgrounds, and these wonderful somewhat muted prints (do I spy some Chicopee in there?)

Best quilt patterns for fabric scraps!
Photo courtesy of Drury Girl

It’s really interesting to me how the choices we make about fabric end up communicating a different feel to the project, whether those choices are fabrics, or colors, or prints verses solids, or choices made in quilting.  I think each of us could make a quilt using the same pattern, maybe even the same colors, and they would still look totally different, and that’s what is amazing about quilts to me. They’re so much about us, the makers, and so much about themselves, what we make them into, that they can’t help but be unique!

Feature Friday will be taking a break next week, but we’ll be back soon! With more quilts!

In the meantime, tell me what patterns you’d love to work on next! And don’t forget to add your projects to the Made with Pink Castle Fabrics Flickr group.

Fabric Scrap Packs

Amy Stevenson!