One of the best things about quilting is how two people can use the exact same quilt pattern to sew two very different quilts.
This is my version of my Scrap Magnet quilt, with each block sewn with similar coloured scraps.
The fabrics (solid or patterned), the colours, the values (dark vs light) and their placement are all choices that a quilter has at their disposal to create a beautiful quilt.
I love having people test my patterns before they’re launched. Not just for error-finding (although this is very important) but to see what each tester makes from the pattern. It’s so much fun to see what a pattern becomes when another sewist puts their creative spin on it.
So let’s check out what the Scrap Magnet testers got up to!
Cynthia was the first tester to sew her block up and photographed it. I sent the pattern out late one night and by the morning she had it done (international time zones did help, but she really was very quick :).
Cynthia sewed up the jumbo block in these sparkling emerald greens and will be turning it into a baby quilt for charity. It makes for a great uni-sex baby quilt in these colours.
Susan sewed up the small block – four of them to be exact. She plans to add a border and turn it into a baby quilt as well. I really love the warm colours Suz chose to create a very pretty quilt, which while scrappy, is very coordinated. You can see more of this quilt in a post that Susan wrote up on her blog, Patchwork N Play.
Lyn also sewed up the jumbo block for a charity quilt. Lyn is a long arm quilter and finished her quilt up in style (love those swirls)! The dinosaur print fabric will make a small someone very happy, I’m sure.
If you’re in Australia you can find out more about Lyn’s quilting services through her Facebook page.
Kim has sewn up a gorgeous version of the smaller block. She auditioned her options for the centre patch on Instagram Stories and the stripes were the winner. (I was glad because it was my favourite!) You also have to check out Kim’s blog, Leland Ave Studios (she has a creative series where she interviewed me last year).
Kalynn sewed up the larger block to make this sweet baby mat flimsy. I love the western theme – from the colours to the vintage-style florals, to the cowboy print in the centre.
Joanne’s jumbo block is also destined to be a charity quilt. There’s not a kid in my household that can resist the Minions so I’m sure this one will be a smash hit. You can find Joanne’s blog over here.
And last but not least, Deb sewed up a delightful version of the small block.
Deb made her block into a gorgeous cushion – I really love the denim-style background fabric and how the reds pop.
There you have it. A parade of beautiful projects that show how one block can make many different quilts. Thank you to all the Scrap Magnet testers!
If you’d like to create your own version of Scrap Magnet, you can find the pattern over here in my shop.
If you’d like to read more about the throw sized version I sewed (including details of quilting and binding) you can find that blog post here.