by spendlove ( edited 16 Jun 2018 ) 16 Jun 2018

"Chaos Theory" - when I began making this, I wanted it to be ugly! I chose genuine scraps which were no use for anything else and didn't go together. (It was paper pieced on scrap paper and I used up random thread left on bobbins.)

To back it I used a fleece throw which came from Ikea sale. The total cost for the "quilt" was therefore £1.50.

The quilting design is a square spiral centred on the intersection of the blocks and was done in by my embroidery machine. No binding, I just brought the fleece round to the front to finish.

I like the finished product but I'm not sure it deserves a label!

It now has a label.


by sewpam 29 Jun 2018

Anything but ugly. I love the color and the design. What a great way to use up scraps.

by noah 25 Jun 2018

Well i think it is awesome i love scrape Quilts hugs

by peafarm 24 Jun 2018

I like the look of this. You are what is called "On Trend" with this quilt design. Or something like that..... Anytime one can use up scraps is always a great project. I hate throwing away usable pieces. Yes, it junks up, but hey--what is the saying 'a penny earned is a $1.00 saved?' Plus, it is an awesome quilt.

by anitapatch 23 Jun 2018

Love your quilt. And think you had fun when making it

by lbrow 21 Jun 2018

Oh Sue I love it!

by katydid 21 Jun 2018

I would never call it ugly.

by dilceia 21 Jun 2018

I love it !!

by jrob Moderator 21 Jun 2018

Well, they certainly turned into being good for something! I love this quilt. It's fun and colorful. You are such an inspiration.

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jrob by jrob 21 Jun 2018

P.S. You succeeded at everything but the "ugly" you were going for.

by vickiannette 20 Jun 2018

what a marvellous result. Truly should inspire some of us to get busy!! love the quilting

by bscmom 20 Jun 2018

I love it! It reminds me of my crazy quilt my great grandmother made me when I was little. I think it is absolutely beautiful and truly represents why quilts were first done.

by shozo1271 18 Jun 2018

LOVE it. Its like the old fashioned Crazy Quilts, but I do like your name for it better. Beautiful job, Sue! Hugs and Flowers to all!

by worthy 17 Jun 2018

I would definitely not call this lovely quilt ugly..Great job love it.

by fera 17 Jun 2018

Just love this scrapy quilt and just love the top stitching well done. Did u select your scrapes to match them up? I would love to make one too, but was just going to through the scrap colours together - not what you would do, if you were to make a regular quilt. How did you select yours?

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spendlove by spendlove 18 Jun 2018

I asked three questions. 1. Does it fit? 2. Does it "go"? 3. Is it any good for anything else? If I had the answer "yes" to questions 2 or 3 I didn't use that piece of fabric!

by airyfairy 17 Jun 2018

I think it is just wonderful, has a very happy feeling to it. I am so cross with myself as I forgot to visit an Ikea store when in England. That was a big mistake, although husband would think otherwise.

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spendlove by spendlove 18 Jun 2018

I know just what you mean!

by olga241 17 Jun 2018

einfach toll gefällt mir sehr

by tinfriend 17 Jun 2018

You are truly an inspiration - Love it!***

by sewmadau 17 Jun 2018

Lovely work for an ugly quilt. A very good way to use up scraps, lots of work but well worth the effort. Is it for anyone special in your life?

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spendlove by spendlove 17 Jun 2018

I don't know what will happen to it. The memories in the fabric scraps are mine so I may just keep it!

by shirley124 16 Jun 2018

Looks good fo a "ugly" quilt. Well done. Hugs

by lucy12345 16 Jun 2018

I think it looks great, Well done

by gerryb 16 Jun 2018

Well, I love it! Looks "happy."

by brendalea 16 Jun 2018

Very nice scrappy quilt. Good way to use up the scraps.
Thank you for sharing. Happy Stitching :~)

by mariahail 16 Jun 2018

I love it**********************

by sonjapotgieter 16 Jun 2018

Well Sue I Think it is a Beaut!!!Scrap fabric makes the most Gorgeous Projects for sure!!!Well done!!!

by gramsbear 16 Jun 2018

W(OW!!! Just Beauty showing through the chaos!!! You did a fabulous quilt!!! Hugs, Judy...

by basketkase 16 Jun 2018

Wow, have just shown that there can be beauty in chaos, all one has to do is search for it...….great concept and beautiful work!!!

by crafter2243 Moderator 16 Jun 2018

i am glad the quilt has a label. It is amazing how quilting and binding can change the feel of the piece. I for one love it,

by mops Moderator 16 Jun 2018

Sue, you are an inspiration. I'll have a go at sorting my scraps in sizes and not as they are now on date (that's a nice way of saying when one was filled to the brim I started the next one .. and the next ...)

spendlove by spendlove 16 Jun 2018


Midnight1 by Midnight1 16 Jun 2018

I am also sorting and using scraps. Only I am cutting 1 1/2- 2/1/2 inches and 3 inches My challenge is finishing something. Lots started. Have never tried to send picture
Congratulation on finishing your scrappy quilt

spendlove by spendlove 16 Jun 2018

Please try to show us a picture. Just shout if you need any help.

by graceandham 16 Jun 2018

I nominate Frugal Chaos.

by sebsews 16 Jun 2018

I love this! I appreciate your hard work on all your projects.

by maryp1 16 Jun 2018

I think it is beautiful. Thankyou for helping me deal with something. This quilt epitomises the chaos in my life at the moment, but I can see that no matter how chaotic it may seem, if I look deep enough I may find something beautiful. Thankyou again for using your amazing talents.

spendlove by spendlove 16 Jun 2018

Thank you for sharing this. It has made my day to think I helped in a small way.

jrob by jrob 21 Jun 2018

What a nice thing to say Mary.