Scraps, Inc. Vol.2, Chimney Swifts Quilt

by Dorie on February 10, 2016

Scraps, Inc. Vol.2

I am really excited to be a part of Scraps, Inc. Vol. 2 from Lucky Spool! This book is beautiful – the palette is soft and bright and is making me think of spring. And, it’s filled with 15 different patterns – each from a different designer – for quilts to make using your leftovers, small cuts, and what have you.

Chimney Swifts Quilt
photo by Nydia Kehnle

This is my quilt, Chimney Swifts, named for the little birds that flutter around our rooftop in the summertime. It’s a row quilt (I do love row quilts!) and is built from straight lines and varying triangles. I liked the idea of solid foundations at the top and bottom with an airy space for the “birds” to meet in the middle.

photo by Nydia Kehnle
photo by Nydia Kehnle

I had garment sewing leftovers on the mind when I was making this quilt. When you’re cutting out a garment, you get funny-shaped scraps, and I thought the equilateral triangles in this quilt would be a good way to use those up. Also, I think the rectangles could easily be made from leftovers where yardage requirements weren’t always spot on. Embracing the garment idea, I made this quilt from a variety of fabric types: voile, double gauze, light linen canvas, woven cottons, and of course good old quilters cotton.

kitty face

Although the background of the triangles area reads white, it’s peppered with little scrappy bits. Like this kitty! One of my favorite things about scrap quilts is how they lend themselves to little surprises.

Would you like a copy of Scraps, Inc. Vol.2? Lucky Spool is offering a fabulous presale of 30% off until February 16th. Just use the code “Scraps30” on the Taunton site. And, Lucky Spool is kindly giving away a copy of the book, right here, right now. To be entered to win, please leave a comment before noon eastern time on Saturday, February 13th.

Chimney Swifts Quilt
photo by Nydia Kehnle

Want to see more quilts from the book? Check out the blog tour!

Monday, February 8

Amy Smart, Diary of a Quilter

Nydia Kehnle, Nydia Kehnle Design + Photography

Tuesday, February 9

Amy Friend, During Quiet Time

Alexandra Ledgerwood, Teaginny Designs

Wednesday, February 10

April Rosenthal, April Rosenthal – The {Studio} Blog

Dorie Schwarz, Tumbling Blocks

Thursday, February 11

Erin Harris, House on Hill Road

Janice Ryan, Better Off Thread

Friday, February 12

John Adams, Quilt Dad

Kari Vojtechovsky, Craft Happy

Saturday, February 13

Katie Blakesley, Swim Bike Quilt

Kati Spencer, From the Blue Chair

Sunday, February 14

Melissa Lunden, Lunden Designs

Allison Harris, Cluck Cluck Sew

Sherri McConnell, A Quilting Life


Andrea Burnap February 10, 2016 at 9:19 am

Oooh, I love this design, especially as I have many scraps left over from making clothes and quilts! Thanks for the giveaway, and your inspiring design!

Maria February 10, 2016 at 9:43 am

Congrats on another wonderful pattern, Dorie! Can’t wait to make this one and be inspired by the rest of the book!

Heather February 10, 2016 at 9:47 am

I love the inspiration and name of this quilt (as well as its completed form, of course)! And a great use of scraps. I can see potential for all those small triangles I produce when I make binding!

craftygramma February 10, 2016 at 10:46 am

I’d love a copy of this book! Your quilt makes me think of all the birds where I live. I love to listen to them in the mornings. I also love your quilting…serpentine? Reminds me of the flowers yelling “serpent!” in Alice In Wonderland…thanks!

Melissa Q February 10, 2016 at 1:26 pm

This book looks amazing! Thanks for the chance!

Linda C February 10, 2016 at 1:30 pm

I have let a 13 gallon trash bag of scraps accumulate which your wonderful book would really help me with. Your quilt is so wonderful. I just love it. Thanks for the chance.

Ann in NC February 10, 2016 at 1:49 pm

Fun quilt! I enjoy Vol 1, and am excited with Vol 2!

Becca February 10, 2016 at 1:56 pm

What a great quilt! I have Vol. 1 and can’t wait to see Vol. 2!

LINDA February 10, 2016 at 2:14 pm


tac February 10, 2016 at 2:16 pm

Love seeing all these projects from the book. It looks like a great one. Thank you for sharing.

Lisa E February 10, 2016 at 2:17 pm

Oh, I love the idea of mixing different types of fabrics. Great idea!

Lynn February 10, 2016 at 5:43 pm

What a fun quilt! I’m a big fan of using up scraps.

Libby Ernst February 10, 2016 at 7:18 pm

I think I really love this book. Cannot wait to see the next few days and what these wonderful quilters have come up with. Might have to buy the book today, just to be sure!

Melanie C February 10, 2016 at 7:20 pm

Such a great quilt! This book looks so inspiring!

Barb in MI February 10, 2016 at 9:07 pm

How cute are the tiny details in your quilt – love it! Thanks so much for a chance!

Allison C February 10, 2016 at 9:27 pm

Love your design!

Afton February 11, 2016 at 12:30 am

This looks like a great book. I love this modern design.

Patricia Cash February 11, 2016 at 7:15 am

Your Chimney Swifts is lovely. Because of the blue, it reminds me of the beach.

Karen @runsewfun February 11, 2016 at 8:45 am

I love all your row quilts. Those scrappy bits are perfect.

cynthia February 11, 2016 at 8:48 am

That’s a clever and attractive quilt! Thanks for an inspiring design!

Nancy A February 11, 2016 at 9:30 am

Great inspiration! I’d love to win this book.

Beth February 11, 2016 at 9:56 am

Like the way you spaced the “swifts” out.

pam w February 11, 2016 at 10:34 am

love what you did this is a awesome books thanks to everyone for sharing and giving us a chance to win the book.

Claudia February 11, 2016 at 11:48 am

Congrats on the inclusion in the book; love the way the quilt transforms your scraps!

Beth T. February 11, 2016 at 11:53 am

Is it possible for a quilt to be both peaceful and energetic? I’d have to say so, because yours is, and I like it very much.

Jessica February 11, 2016 at 12:17 pm

Love your quilt! I’m so excited about this book. Congrats on being included, and thanks for the giveaway!

Tamie February 11, 2016 at 12:48 pm

This looks like such a great book. Thanks for contributing.

Aggiequilter February 11, 2016 at 1:54 pm

Congrats on being in the new book! How exciting! I haven’t tried a row-type quilt but would love to – thanks for the giveaway!

Kathy h February 11, 2016 at 2:35 pm

Congratulations on your quilt in the book. I think it is a great name. Your quilt reminds me of mountains too.

Rossie February 11, 2016 at 3:47 pm

Stellar work as always!
I would love a copy of this book!

Joan February 11, 2016 at 3:53 pm

Beautiful quilt. Great book. Would love to be the winner.

Mary D February 11, 2016 at 4:22 pm

Your quilt is Simply Awesome. I love the contrast against the blacks and whites with a sliver of color. Thanks for the inspiration.

Diane February 11, 2016 at 7:51 pm

Hi Dorie, its so nice to meet ya via blog. I didn’t know those little birdies had a name:)
Chimney Swifts is a sweet row quilt…and I can use up some of my blues and greens too…sweeet!
Thanks for sharing

Stephanie February 11, 2016 at 9:02 pm

Your quilt looks great! I love it!

Brenda February 12, 2016 at 2:35 am

Love your controlled use if scraps and would like to win a copy of the book.

Gill February 12, 2016 at 9:48 am

Fabulous – I love your quilt!

Kathie L February 12, 2016 at 10:04 am

I love triangles, so I love your quilts.

Joan B February 12, 2016 at 12:48 pm

I love scrappy quilts!

Paige February 12, 2016 at 2:10 pm

Beautiful quilt! And I love the name – chimney swifts are so much fun to watch as they swoop close to the ground to catch bugs. They are always very busy in my yard when we are mowing the lawn.

Hildy February 12, 2016 at 2:11 pm

Love the ‘houses’ mixed with the birds!

Anne February 12, 2016 at 2:54 pm

Very cool design. I love the kitty peeking out. I would love to add this book to our guild library. We have the first and it’s a popular one to check out. Thanks for the chance.

Cathy February 12, 2016 at 4:14 pm

Chimney swifts is super. Love the soothing colors & forms. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the book

Carol February 12, 2016 at 5:09 pm

What a lovely quilt. Can’t wait to see the whole book.

Ann February 12, 2016 at 7:44 pm

Great quilt Dorie. Love the row organization.

Sharon T February 12, 2016 at 8:45 pm

Love your quilt! And this looks like a book I need to own.

Jessica February 12, 2016 at 9:05 pm

Beautiful quilt! I’d love to check this book out.

Kim February 13, 2016 at 12:28 am

Love your little surprises! Can’t wait to check out the entire book.

Pat V. February 13, 2016 at 12:55 am

What a fun and creative quilt! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kristi February 13, 2016 at 2:53 am

Love the cool blues in your quilt and the great pattern design.

Brynn February 13, 2016 at 7:48 am

What a lovely quilt!

Jenn February 13, 2016 at 9:15 am

I’d love to win a copy of this book – otherwise it’s going on my birthday list!

Mary D February 13, 2016 at 9:19 am

Your quilt is visually interesting and just as inspiring. It’s amazing what beauty quilters can create with a few fabric scraps.

Veronika February 13, 2016 at 9:26 am

This quilt is so cool! And this book looks incredible, I neeeeed it!!!!

Lisa Marie February 13, 2016 at 10:05 am

Such an original and gorgeous design! This looks like such an inspiring book.

Carol February 13, 2016 at 11:19 am

This book looks great! I’m enjoying the blog hop. Thanks!

Susan Stanton February 13, 2016 at 1:27 pm

I’d love to get my hands on a copy of this new book. All the quilts I’ve seen so far look so tempting!

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