I decided to make a scrap quilt around easter time. I booked tickets for a trip to the US this comming summer, I will then for certain come home with lots of new fabrics. So I decided to dig into my fabric pile and get them used up. I now realize I can make many many more before I am out of fabric!
The quilt has 24 x 28 squares, each measuring 4 inches each. It covers a big double bed. The quilt is tied, a good alternative to quilting larger projects. It is done by using a frame. See instructions on tying. Also good instructions on tying and making the frame om Mother Earth News (also picture gallery) .
This technique is used a lot by the older generation in the US, I have earlier received several as gifts from my Mother-in-Law C. I actually saw this kind of technique used for the bedspread at the "Skrattegard-huset" located at Hallingdal Museum. The house was built by an norwegian emigrant in North Dakota, and moved to Norway in 1998. The tiny house contained only a table, a bed and a big wood oven. The quilt was then of course made of fabric scraps from used clothes. Different times, we are blessed with our stacks!