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Scrapper's Paradise Quilt Pattern

My pattern, Scrapper’s Paradise, was one of the first quilts I designed that didn’t come as a direct
representation of something in my life. Typically I start sketching and it turns into something reflective of a time or place for me. With Scrapper’s Paradise it became more about the style I was trying to achieve and simply being a reflection of my aesthetic.

My original sketches for this quilt, done in my black and white grid-lined notebook using colored pencils, used a purple and orange color palette. It’s a gorgeous version and I will make it someday, but as I started to plan out the quilt, I was drawn to one of my favorite quilt colors – black! I decided to use some scraps, mini charm packs and yardage to create this quilt and I am in
love!

When I sketch designs, I start with simple elements. I love taking very basic blocks (a square, a half-square triangle) and arranging them in different ways. Usually a story starts to build as I see pieces come together. In this instance, I was drawn to repetitive shapes that I could rotate and repeat to create a unique design. Once I started to see rows come together, I knew it had to be made out of scraps. It added a whole new layer to the design. I know I struggle with hoarding too much fabric and was freeing to seek out and find pieces I could you to construct this quilt. And the fun part is, you’re not locked into three colors, every rectangle and triangle piece can be multiple colors, so I look forward to creating this one time and time again with what I have available right in front of me.

I hope you enjoy making this quilt! And I hope you’re able to use up so many of the scraps or pre-cuts you’ve had lying around just waiting to be made into this beautiful quilt!

Use the hashtag #ScrappersParadiseQuilt and tag @maeberrysquare on Instagram when you share your version of this quilt!

Purchase this pattern in my Etsy shop.

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