My Division Street Diamonds Quilt in Scraps Inc 2 + Giveaway

Division Street Diamonds

 all photos from the book were taken by Nydia Kehnle

Today I’m happy to share my quilt, Division Street Diamonds, named after a street in my neighborhood in our short Portland experiment. This quilt is in the new Lucky Spool book, Scraps Inc 2. Giveaway information, a discount, and links to more scrap quilts located at the end of the post! Edited to add: Giveaway is closed, the winner is Erin, comment #37. Thanks to everyone for entering and saying hi!

ScrapsInc2 Cover shot

There are some really fun scrap quilts in this book, made by talented quilters, and as you can see from the photo of my baby below, I am definitely not lacking in scraps! Side note: She loves to pull them all out of the bin, and she thinks I love to put them all back in. Ha!


I think I need to make a quilt or two from the book, and I don’t even think it would make a dent in my scraps. [Note: I have another bin full of solid scraps!] I have tried every known way to sort scraps.

By size.

By color.

By size and color.

In bins.

In boxes.

All over the floor. Just kidding. Sort of.

In pull out drawers.

Sewing Space

Do you know what my favorite way to store scraps is? Put them all in a large wire basket (I bought mine at Target) and put it next to your sewing machine. You can see what is in there and you don’t have to worry about sorting them immediately. You know what? I actually *use* my scraps when they stored are like this!

Division Street Diamonds 2

Division Street Diamonds uses scraps in 4 colors (plus a background). For me, limiting the palette of a scrap quilt helps the quilt feel more cohesive and less “I threw anything that was in my scrap bin on the design wall and this is what I came up with.”  And then I see some of the beautiful quilts in this book and think, maybe I should venture out with and expanded color palette, because the results are equally beautiful. I also love the quilting on this, which was done by local quilter Abby Latimer, kind of last minute, and I so appreciated her squeezing me in.

unspecifiedTwirligig by Alex Ledgerwood











I really liked Northern Migration by Melissa Lunden (on the left) and Twirligig by Alex Ledgerwood, both found in the book. Small world–Melissa was my neighbor in Portland for a few months, and I really miss getting together with her and talking quilts and life and everything in between.

Giveaway: Lucky Spool is offering a copy of Scraps Inc, Vol 2. Just leave me a comment telling me either your favorite scrap quilt color combination OR a tip for road tripping and/or camping with kids. We have an epic summer trip coming up and I need all of the help I can get.

Scraps Inc2 Quilt Stash

Discount: Lucky Spool is offering all of you a discount on Scraps, Inc Vol. 2! You can get 30% off list price with the code SCRAPS30.

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


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  1. Vicki
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 5:04 am | Permalink

    My kids love listening to an audio book- played through the car stereo so everyone is quiet- and this summer we added a drawing folder each so they could draw and listen. Good luck!

  2. Posted February 13, 2016 at 5:21 am | Permalink

    We have 4 kids and just had a huge summer vacation! I had a backpack for each child with toys, colour ins, what ever your child likes. I also went to the $2 shop (in aus, I’m sure you’ve got something similar in the US) and got a bunch of cheap bits, toys etc. When they got really bored, we have them a ‘present’ (I wrapped them). Other than that, loads of stops and FOOD!!

  3. Posted February 13, 2016 at 6:06 am | Permalink

    Love all the posts I’ve seen from this book. My favorite quilts are the truly scrappy ones I’ve made from my stash bee blocks so far. No specific colors just values that come together. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Britt
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 6:10 am | Permalink

    My favorite scrap quilts usually have a rainbow of colors, but my most recent was done in citrus – yellow, green and orange, with white and grey to unite everything. AND our favorite car trip games are 20 questions, which my 6 year old calls the animal guessing game, and the alphabet game, where we look on signs and license plates for A, then B, etc. Usually keeps us occupied for an hour or two. Have fun!

  5. Joan
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 6:31 am | Permalink

    For camping or other road trips I would make up a kit list for each of my kids so they could do their own packing.

  6. Carmel
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    I had a good giggle about your comment on storing scraps…I have tried the same ways as you….even on the floor…hahaha
    My favourite color way for scraps is happy Colors, pinks, oranges, yellows, purples. But have to say anything scrappy is wonderful. Would enjoy this book so much. ❤️

  7. Posted February 13, 2016 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    What worked for us was to buy a very large drawing pad and put in on my son’s lap while he was in his car seat. The pad was so wide that it went all the way across the car seat and it gave him sort of a “table” to draw on. It would occupy him for long enough that I could escape with a book — a fantastic break for me.

  8. Mary
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 7:19 am | Permalink

    Great post. Wonderful photos. I too love scrappy quilts. I’ve made a disappearing 4 patch, a sampler with really small pieces. Scraps work for me because I hate to waste fabric, and it’s so much fun to slowly create another project. Currently working on spool blocks. 4-5 colours, finished size is about 5 ” X 6″…. I need to make about 40 spools.
    Meanwhile, I’m planning a Bike quilt with a large appliqué bike using many bike fabrics… Can’t wait to start…

  9. Anne
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 7:23 am | Permalink

    Lovely book and great quilt. Thanks so much for sharing. To me: more colours the merriers, but I ussually just work with whats in my scrapbins. There tends to be some universal colours as these scraps result from earlier work. Thank you for your lovely giveaway.

  10. Posted February 13, 2016 at 7:29 am | Permalink

    I’m a pink and green combo girl!

  11. Pat S
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 7:34 am | Permalink

    Laughing at your efforts to sort scraps. I’ve never had any luck, either so they are pretty much all over the place. Most of my efforts to use scraps go into small projects like pillows or bags or “made” fabric as I’m not very good at using them in larger projects.

  12. Posted February 13, 2016 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    I definitely need this book! I love every quilt I’ve seen from it and yours is one of my favorites. I too like a planned scrappy quilt – am loving Aqua, coral, gray and white.

  13. Brynn
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 7:38 am | Permalink

    We’re not good at road trips – our family lives either two hours away or forty hours away. So it’s a short car trip or we fly. But, when we fly, a backpack full of new things (coloring book, Highlights search and find book, Twistables colored pencils, graph paper notebook, new reading book, etc) has gone over really well. And Dramamine for my nauseous kiddos 😉 Audio books are also awesome to help pass the time. We can check out up to five at a time through our local library, and each child has their own account :) Good luck!

  14. Posted February 13, 2016 at 7:44 am | Permalink

    I like scrap quilts with as many colours as possible!!

  15. pam w
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 7:51 am | Permalink

    We love to camp out with our grandsons and we make a treasure hunt basket before we go,then when we get there we go and bury the treasure and then make a simple map for them to go find and dig up with their own shovels, things go in like change,marshmallow Graham crackers, chocolate bars if it’s not to hot, glow sticks , cards, etc things that can be used again or used during the gaming trip

  16. Posted February 13, 2016 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    I love camping with my grandkids. Have every hike end with something wonderful, preferably with water to play in, like a waterfall. Make scavenger hunt lists with a woods or shore or whatever theme. Take a night hike with headlamps on each child. Get up with one kid at a time to watch the sun rise. Sign up for any junior ranger programs. Check books from your local library to bring to your travel location that are about that area, stories especially. Buy a book of blank postcards for children to illustrate and send to family and friends.

  17. Abigail
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Can’t help with road trips, but love the quilt as a newer quilter haven’t done a scrap quilt yet but I think I’d like to a rainbow scrap quilt

  18. Barbara
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    I’m scared of camping, but not working out new color combos! I have an overabundance of orange and aqua scraps right now, so that would be my combo of choice.

  19. Ashley
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 8:54 am | Permalink

    I love using the oranges and blues in scrap quilts!

  20. Veronika
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 9:03 am | Permalink

    I love all these quilts I’m seeing! And yours is gorgeous! And I love how you store your scraps, I always felt like that was not how you’re supposed to do it but now I feel like I have permission :) now for a road tripping tip… I guess mine is have lots of family singing time :) at least when my little toddler is crying he can be temporarily distracted by Everyone starting to sing old macdonald or the wheels on the bus. Good luck with your upcoming trip, it sounds fantastic!!!

  21. Posted February 13, 2016 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    Division Streets Diamonds is beautiful. I like scrap quilt that don’t have to loOk like you aret when it comes to making scrap quilts, I need quilts that use up as many different fabrics as possible. I use bins like you do, and I have filled up my current bin and the annex.

  22. Jenn
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 9:10 am | Permalink

    Maybe a good set of ear plugs for your tripping! :) Never forget to take a sound machine along, for those nights when you’re all sleeping in the same room and you’re not used to hearing all the noises your children make… And a Perplexus toy makes a good time killer for children.

  23. Karen
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    Great idea using a wire bin. I’m going to copy that. I love your quilt and that beautiful stack of them in the cabinet. We did a lot of travel with our girls. Good music to listen to and sing with made for great memories.

  24. Jen
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    I love purple so typically have purple as the main color in all the scrap quilts. You can combine with pink, green, yellow just about any color.
    Camping and traveling with kids SNACKS. My kids get so grumpy when they’re hungry. So hiking, running around, biking or whatever else you do while camping make sure you have enough snacks on hand.

  25. Posted February 13, 2016 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    I really only do scrap quilts but like you, I often limit colors or values. I just love scrap quilting and I now know I have found the perfect book for inspiration. Simple quilting is the final end to any of my quilts!!!
    Love your work!

  26. Posted February 13, 2016 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    What an interesting scrap sorting method. I am sure I would just have more scrap chaos with that wonderful wire basket. I love the basket for sure.

    Road traveling with children requires preparation. Pack backpacks loaded with activities, snacks and toys for each child. Plan on stopping along the way perhaps at restaurants that have playrooms in them to allow the children to burn up energy. Use a dvd player that fits over the headrest and bring along favorite movies. I enjoyed sing alongs with my children so I brought cds of kids songs for us to sing on road trips. Depending on how long you will be traveling by vehicle, it may be a good time to read to your children.

  27. Renae koehn
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 10:05 am | Permalink

    I like all scrappy quilts but I really like the vintage ones where they just used what they had.

  28. Posted February 13, 2016 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    How simple a wire basket! I find it overwhelming sorting my scraps. Division Street Diamonds is my favorite of these, however any finished quilt works:)

  29. Chris Cole
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    I love the wire basket idea. Also love all combinations of green and orange together.

  30. Lisa Marie
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 10:20 am | Permalink

    I like to limit the colors in my scrap quilts as well. I made a pineapple quilt last year with a scrappy low volume background and pineapples of bright blues, greens and oranges. I was thrilled with how it turned out.

  31. Hildy
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 10:21 am | Permalink

    Since I never went camping (if I go on a vacation I want room service;-) I only can tell you about my favorite scrap quilt color. Since I mostly use white, aqua and red in my quilts these are the colors you can find in my scrap quilts, too. But I always try to use one unexpected color or fabric in my scrap quilts and lately I’m drawn to blacks so I threw this one in, too.

  32. Darlington Delights
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 10:22 am | Permalink

    My favorite color of scraps is orange and purple. Love those two colors together.

  33. Posted February 13, 2016 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    I love working with scraps and try to keep my colors limited. My favorite is my scrappy trip along quilt in oranges, black/white/yellow/pink quilt. I was so surprised when it was done how much I loved it.

  34. Kathie L
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 10:47 am | Permalink

    I use a lot of blues and greens in my quilts, so my scrap quilts are also those colors.

  35. Shauna
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 10:50 am | Permalink

    I love lots of colors in my scrappy quilts, but I love the pops of purple the most.

  36. Posted February 13, 2016 at 10:57 am | Permalink

    Dusty coral, mint, grey, and ivory are my favorites for the scrappy pineapple quilt I’m currently making. It looks very vintage.

  37. Erin
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    I got a little cook book for the kids to get excited about cooking desserts. It’s called Campfire Treats.

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted February 17, 2016 at 5:31 pm | Permalink

      Erin, you are the winner of a copy of Scraps Inc, 2. Check your email!

  38. Betsy S
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 11:13 am | Permalink

    My friend makes surprise bags for each of her grandkids as they travel. Each day is a new bag for each child. Inside are things to do that are age appropriate and car friendly, a few snacks and a fun fact about the places they are traveling through that day. She manages to do all this on a small budget. Hope this makes your drive time more manageable.

  39. Posted February 13, 2016 at 11:21 am | Permalink

    We always packed a travel ” suitcase” (which was actually a lunch box) of things to do…and I had a variety of small things to swap out to keep interest up. And audio books…my son had a little battery operated tape player ( this was the late 1980s) and a pile of story books…the kind you turn the page when the bell rings. He loved those. When he was school age, he liked the tourist road maps and would act as our tour guide, telling us where we were and what was coming up next on the road. Also, he was allowed to buy something small at the occasional stops…a chocolate bar or a very small toy.

  40. Ann in NC
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 11:22 am | Permalink

    My favorite color for a scrap quilt – the more the merrier! Your quilt is gorgeous! Have a great, epic road trip this summer!

  41. Posted February 13, 2016 at 11:23 am | Permalink

    I’m with you on limiting colors in scrap quilts. Right now, I’m into navy blue, aqua, and magenta.

  42. Posted February 13, 2016 at 11:26 am | Permalink

    A tip for camping/road tripping with kids, I like to bring a field guide to birds or flowers, etc. This way it is a learning experience. My daughter always loved figuring out what bird we were seeing and learning about it. Even our friends that would go would get into it. Child and adult alike like to learn about the creatures that share the space with them!

  43. Posted February 13, 2016 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    I like to use scraps in single color groupings with a background.

    I read a tip after my kids were too old to try it. Give them a roll of nickels and they have to give you one back every time they ask “When will we be there?” They get to keep whatever is left when you arrive.

  44. Sharon T
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 11:34 am | Permalink

    I tend to use lots of red, green, yellow and blue. Usually red and green! No, my quilts don’t look like Christmas! I use lots of Kaffe, Amy, Anna Maria, and Allison Glass. Yum!

  45. Posted February 13, 2016 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    My scraps are in a bin, not sorted. I haven’t found I colour I don’t like, so when I am in a scrappy mood, I just pull scraps out of the bin and start sewing.

  46. Janequiltsslowly
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    I am usually a throw everything into the scrap quilt person but I’m learning to love more limited color groups. Currently have one that is all the blues: navy teal Aqua ice & grey.
    Kid travel is tough if they are not really tuckered out. We would try to keep them up late, wear them out and then they would sleep in the car.

  47. Posted February 13, 2016 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    I love your beautiful diamond quilt and your adorable helper. The Scraps, Inc book looks most interesting.

    Camping with kids is something we did a lot many years ago. I see you have some good suggestions. The new technology has some great devices available for children now, We are getting our grand daughter a personal video player with headphones for her birthday to make travelling and long plane trips easier on my daughter. Books and quiet games are tried and true for children for on road trips. One of the things our children enjoyed were visual/audio scavenger hunts. We would give them a list of sites and sounds they had to find with their eyes and ears … like a pine tree, or a blue truck, a car with a radio playing, a siren, a horn honking, a purple house … etc. We had them for camp sites, too. It was a lesson in exploring and leaving no trace. They could not pick the yellow flower, only find it. We also did these as a group challenge, something they had to accomplish together. If the older boys found the yellow flower they had to be sure to share it with their baby sister in order for it to count. The rewards were small, a treat or new book or a stop at a playground. Enjoy your travels!

    Thank you for sharing your quilt and lovely sewing space … :) Pat

  48. Wendy
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    I love quilting with scraps of all colors! Am currently making a log cabin quilt using up some of my huge piles of pinks and reds and loving the vibrancy of this one!!!

  49. Ginny Worden
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 12:13 pm | Permalink

    I like to mix things up in my scrap quilts, either all or genre seems to be my go to solutions.

  50. Pat V.
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    I don’t have a favorite color combination for scrap quilts – I try to use everything and anything. What I do pay attention to is value. You’d be amazed at what prints will work just fine as long as there is good contrast.

  51. Susan Stanton
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 1:43 pm | Permalink

    One of my favorite color combinations right now is pink and white. I’ve been collecting pinks for a few years now and this summer I’ve made five different quilts with them. Still not tired of it, because I’ve just complete some St. Valentine’s Day table runners too.

  52. Amy L
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

    My last scrap quilt used rainbow colors. The block was Bright Hopes, and each block was one color. The border was a riotous floral print. The recipient loved it.

  53. Carol C
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    Although my favourite colour is purple, I tend to use a lot of autumn colours in my scrappy quilts. I often use a dark background so jewel tones work really well.

  54. Karen
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 2:12 pm | Permalink

    For kid-camping–make little sketchbooks for everyone (including the adults) and take time to sketch closeup looks at nature. Also–S’MORES! Thanks for the giveaway, Katie!

  55. Posted February 13, 2016 at 2:19 pm | Permalink

    I love your quilt color combination, looks so pretty. I like pink and mint and white for small scrap projects. This book looks amazing!

  56. Alice
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    I love almost every scrap quilt I see. I haven’t made one yet, but soon I should have enough scraps. Not sure how to avoid the “I threw everything in” look, but we’ll see. As for road trips, I always did a lot of reading out loud in the car. With voices and accents, if you know what I mean. Frequent breaks to run around. We also all went to bed together at night and my husband told stories. I usually fell asleep before the kids did! Enjoy your trip!

  57. Lisa E
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 2:28 pm | Permalink

    We love listening to books on tape on our road trips.

  58. Posted February 13, 2016 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    My favourite scrap quilts are those with a limited palette. My last one was yellow, green and orange- a very Summery, citrus quilt!

  59. Cathy Calloway
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 3:03 pm | Permalink

    I’m partial to the every color scrap quilt that mixes it up. But after seeing your quilt I may change my mind and try one with just a few colors, like blues and greens.

  60. melanie c
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 3:08 pm | Permalink

    For long road trips…we use the iPad, lots of snacks, and books on CD (our library has tons).

  61. Posted February 13, 2016 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    Favorite color combination, (for now), is orange & aqua. It was mind blowing when I discovered these two colors together a couple of years ago and I can’t seem to get enough of it! Road trips – lots and lots a treats!

  62. Emilee
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    I love your quilt!!! I love scraps, but I love a quilt with lots of white, so this is a perfect combo!! I haven’t tried traveling much with kiddos, in fact I try my best not to have to go anywhere more than an hour away if at possible-so I can’t help you there…besides saying that I think a good plan would be ideal-as long as you are ready to just go with the flow when you have to! Good luck and have fun!

  63. Kathy Wilkey
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    I don’t have one favorite color combination but I agree with what you said that the colors need to coordinate for a cohesive look. A good plan for a scrappy quilt is to choose analogous or complementary colors.

  64. anne d
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    I love your quilt. I love using scraps in specific colours. I am not very good at scrappy and that is the only way I can make something with scraps.

  65. LINDA
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

    HI,love the aqua+red combo lately! Thanks for your neat Blog+Giveaway too!

  66. Amy Cavanagh
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Beautifully simple quilt – and a scrappy one at that!! I am always drawn to aquas and greens.

  67. Jenni
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 5:30 pm | Permalink

    On our big road trips I would have the kids open a paper bag filled with a “treat” to play with or eat for the next hour. The treats were healthy snacks, sticker books, a movie, a book, special markers, paper dolls. Spending on their age. Love the quilt!

  68. Ella
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    I like postage stamp quilts. I tend to do some when scraps get cleaned.

  69. Helen
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

    I love 2 1/2 inch scrap quilts love your quilt. My road trip days with kids is over, but use to listen to story books on cd play games like I spy, what am I sing and have a bag of goodies each to play with along the way.

  70. Sharon Linders
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    A kids travel tip: buy a plastic or metal cake pan with a lid for each child. Stock it with a book, color crayons and color book, puzzles, small toys, drawing paper etc. all age appropriate. It gives each child their own special travel box, and also a surface to work on with the lid on the cake pan! Ps…I love scrap quilts and sort by brights, autumn, holiday, etc.

  71. Diane
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    I like your idea of limiting the palette on a scrap quilt. I tried making my first improv scrap block yesterday and gave up on it because I didn’t like how it was coming out. If I limit the colors, I think I’ll like it more. Thanks for the tip!

  72. annie cook
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    While I don’t have kids of my own, I have done road trips with friends and their kids enough to know you need to have their own travel kit prepped with books, music, activities, and snacks. But everyone has to have the same snacks in their kits to avoid the “he’s got, but I don’t” argument. And have a backup supply of snacks. We always play road games like I Spy, car bingo, and the license plate state game, and I always have the kids write the states on a list so they can really keep track (and learn state abbreviations while they’re at it). Oh, and a grown up sing along is always entertaining.

  73. Lee
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    I love mixing blues and corals! thanks!

  74. Robby
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 9:07 pm | Permalink

    A friend used to raid the dollar store for small appropriate items for the kids and then wrap them all up (different color of wrapping paper for each kid to identify them). Then they went in a bin, along with some small wrapped treats like gum or a cookie, etc. Every couple of hours that they weren’t really stopping she would pull out the bin and let each child choose from it in their color. There was anticipation, a carrot for good behavior when they were restless and something new to occupy them for a bit. She also said she made sure they stopped places where everyone could run and jump around and “get the wiggles out”.

  75. Posted February 13, 2016 at 10:06 pm | Permalink

    I like using low volume scraps with pops of color

  76. Tamie
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    I heard a great road trip tip. A mom strung a string from side to side in the car and then made a small cardboard car, put it on the paper clip and moved it along the line as they got closer to their destination. She said it cut down on the are we there yet questions.

  77. springleafstudios
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 10:49 pm | Permalink

    I love scrap quilts full of bright colors. Sorry no tips on car trips but have a great time.

  78. Rebecca
    Posted February 13, 2016 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Have lots of snacks. You don’t want anyone getting hangry!

  79. Beth
    Posted February 14, 2016 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    I tend to go bright to keep enough contrast. I have trouble with scrappy pastels turning out muddy.

  80. Jan N.
    Posted February 14, 2016 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    I don’t really have a favorite color combination for a scrap quilt. When I make a scrap quilt I usually choose 3 or 4 colors from my scraps and go from there.

  81. Liz
    Posted February 14, 2016 at 2:01 am | Permalink

    I just made a scrap quilt with blues and oranges, so that is my recent favorite color combo.

  82. Sarah @ FairyFace Dessigns
    Posted February 14, 2016 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    I love plum, Aqua and grey for a scrap quilt

  83. Posted February 14, 2016 at 6:33 am | Permalink

    I love scrap quilts that are bright, rainbowy kind in colour

  84. Erin McSweeney
    Posted February 14, 2016 at 8:40 am | Permalink

    Man would I love this book I have so many scraps like many people I’m sure, and have no idea what to do with them

  85. Mom C
    Posted February 14, 2016 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    We did the backpack filled with crafts, books and things to do. Plus the cheap toys from the dollar store. Of course, videos work great but I hate to have them on all the time, I want the kids to entertain themselves somewhat. Snacks and breaks are so necessary. We played lots of games like license plate alphabet and I spy and sang songs. Controlled chaos but great memories. Love the book and your quilt. Have fun, Thanks.

  86. Kellie Warren
    Posted February 14, 2016 at 9:09 am | Permalink

    I really love my batiks and especially my yellow and greens so I love to make scrap quilts with those colors and sneak plenty of my batiks in. They are happy and versatile.

  87. Elizabethdx
    Posted February 14, 2016 at 9:24 am | Permalink

    Your scrap quilt is beautiful, and I like your approach in limiting colors. I think unlimited palettes work best when the colored fabrics are used in small pieces while a single solid background is dominant. Personally I love a deep dark blue as that background.

  88. Posted February 14, 2016 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    I made a scrap quilt out of pinks, oranges, and yellows- along with rectangles of the Heather Ross Princess and the Pea print. Its one of my favorites.

  89. Posted February 14, 2016 at 10:25 am | Permalink

    I have been loving all my scraps with navy Kona. I don’t have a camping tip as I consider camping a Motel 6…

  90. Posted February 14, 2016 at 11:10 am | Permalink

    Hmm I just was writing a comment and hit something and it disappeared! So if you get two from me sorry:-) I am doing a bright scrappy chevron right now with a solid aqua for the sashing between the rows. Love all the wonderful quilts in the book!

  91. Posted February 14, 2016 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

    We camped a lot with our two girls when they were little, and we did a 6-day trek from Ontario to Alberta with them…a little present a day helped with that road trip. Dollar store treasures. I wrapped each one. They loved it. Love your quilt. Love scraps. Like your wire basket! I store mine but have small ones in a bowl I made and I use those as leaders/enders for a Scrap Vortex.

  92. cynthia
    Posted February 14, 2016 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    I’ve taken some pretty desperate measures to entertain kids on road trips–like when I entertained my toddler by getting some bubble gum at the gas station and kept blowing bubbles for her entertainment while I drove. She didn’t even know what gum was at that point.

  93. barbara woods
    Posted February 14, 2016 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    i love making scrap quilts and have made many and when i have goiveaways i include some with it but still have wayu to many

  94. Posted February 14, 2016 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    I love “everything goes” Scrap quilts. I never met a scrap I didn’t like.

  95. Posted February 14, 2016 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    I like everything goes scrappy quilts. I never met a scrap I didn’t like.

  96. Posted February 14, 2016 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    Lately I’ve been making scrap quilts with the throw everything together method, though I do alternate light and dark squares for a checkerboard effect. I make scrappy blocks, them frame them all with the same sashing and that gives me some order and cohesiveness!

  97. Carolyn Armstrong
    Posted February 14, 2016 at 1:20 pm | Permalink

    I love combining a soft white solid fabric with scraps or a soft grey solid with scraps.

  98. tac
    Posted February 14, 2016 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    I love aqua and navy blue. This book looks great. Thanks for sharing your project.

  99. Posted February 14, 2016 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    Ack! I’m too chicken to take on a big vacation with my kids — I’m no help! But I’m really excited about this book. The first volume was excellent, and from what I’ve seen online, the second is just as awesome.

  100. Tamara Williams
    Posted February 14, 2016 at 2:55 pm | Permalink

    The rainbow! Love the scrap quilts that arrange as many colors as possible!

  101. Posted February 14, 2016 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    thanks for sharing. i love single color scrap projects ( all red toned, green toned, etc.) as far as camping, we all love s’mores but what about s’meeses (use a reeses cup instead of chocolate bar) yum.

  102. Posted February 14, 2016 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    I have made quilts with my batik scraps using black, cream and gray backgrounds. I would have to say that the gray with all the bright batiks was my favorite. I love your quilt!

  103. Karen A
    Posted February 14, 2016 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    I like gray with just about every color. That’s why it is great as a background in scrappy quilts.

  104. Posted February 14, 2016 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    For traveling or camping give each child a travel journal, and have them art journal about their trip.

  105. abby
    Posted February 14, 2016 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

    I Think planning for poor weather is important. It makes a big difference. I also think if you can take lots of snacks and some new toys or books so there is something they wernt expecting.

  106. Diane
    Posted February 14, 2016 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    I use cream or white for most of my quilts. Makes the quilts looks so clean and pops out the colors.

  107. Sonya M
    Posted February 14, 2016 at 6:33 pm | Permalink

    My husband is retired U.S. Army, and we had to drive across country a couple of times when our kids were young. I bought 2 presents for each of them for each day we were on the road. I wrapped them in old Christmas wrapping paper, and used a Sharpie to name and number them, so they would each open similar items. When things got rough, I would pull out a new present. These weren’t big, expensive items… sometimes they were just new coloring books, but the thrill of opening something new to play with really turned things around for us time and time again.

  108. Posted February 14, 2016 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    Take frequent stops and pack snacks.

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted February 15, 2016 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

      Hi–I don’t currently have any individual patterns for sale. The latest quilt I posted is located in the new scraps inc 2 book. It’s available on the link I posted, or go to and search “Scraps Inc. 2” I also have copies of my book Vintage Quilt Revival available for purchase on my blog. Thanks!

  109. Posted February 14, 2016 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    I’m working on a scrap wall hanging with cream background, mostly blue-greens, and a little bit of orange. The colors seem to work well together. Thanks for the chance to win!

  110. Jeanette Tuttle-Hamer
    Posted February 14, 2016 at 10:41 pm | Permalink

    camping with children is good inspiration to create raingear! big brimmed hats, vinyl ponchos…you get the idea. and of course water proof boots! Then you can just dress them up and turn them loose when the water works begin (as they will) and they will have the best time ever.

  111. Corrie Tollett
    Posted February 15, 2016 at 12:01 am | Permalink

    My tip for camping is when the kids are out and about are flashlight/ whistle on necklaces in case of emergency. Hopefully you won’t need them:)

  112. Helen LeBrett
    Posted February 15, 2016 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    Road trip!!! WE made a LONG trip when my daughters were about 4 and 8. From just north of San Francisco to Portland to Boise to home. 1700 miles!! I was pretty scared!! So I made little goodie bags in ziplocs, new coloring books, and little car games (like the chain of monkeys, a mini fishing game, etc) and every few hours they got to get or do something new. They also each got a roll of dimes, and if they asked “how much longer”, or “are we there yet?”, or anything like that, that was like complaining, they had to give me one of their dimes. Best 10 dollars spent!! at the end of the trip, (or you could do a roll of dimes for each direction, if it’s a round trip) they could keep all of the dimes that they hadn’t had to give to me. It was actually a good trip!! But it took some work in getting it all together before we left. Good luck with your trip, and I hope it will be a fun one for you and your family!! Hugs, H in Healdsburg

  113. Chris
    Posted February 15, 2016 at 1:17 am | Permalink

    Say a prayer before you leave and take a first aid kit, mosquito repellent. I like blues, greens and yellow.

  114. Meri Drake
    Posted February 15, 2016 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    I love any colors…the more the better!

  115. Posted February 15, 2016 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    My favorite color combo is blues with yellow and coral. It’s almost primary, but with a modern twist! It would totally work with scrap quilts too.

  116. Posted February 15, 2016 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    We took our epic Iowa to California trip last summer….I don’t know if I have any advice. Although one thing I did was to print a map of our route so the kids could see where we were going and I brought a folder for them to keep all of their “special” fliers that they picked up at visitor’s centers/attractions along the way. That kind of minimized the paper mess in the car. Good luck. It actually wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. You can do it! :)

  117. KT
    Posted February 15, 2016 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    I’m really liking the colors in my latest scrap quilt–plum, aqua and gold, along with black and white. For trips with kids we always make sure to pack lots of snacks and some new small toys, books, games, and be flexible to stop when needed!! Have fun!!

  118. Diane B
    Posted February 15, 2016 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    Hi Katie, love your scrap storage idea w/the wire basket…see through!
    I’ve been fussing over sorting by color and well, my scraps are still a mess.
    Re camping w/kids…keep all their favorite crafts, toys, books in plastic zip bags or water resistant bags…experience says it will rain or they will get quite dirty outdoors and protecting their faves is paramount.
    Thanks for sharing Division Street Diamonds, it’s a beauty!

  119. Posted February 15, 2016 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    I love blue and brown together. Those were my wedding colors, too.

  120. Brenda
    Posted February 15, 2016 at 9:58 am | Permalink

    I love a good old fashioned scrap quilt, anything in the basket goes, but set on a white background for a little tranquility.

  121. Posted February 15, 2016 at 10:51 am | Permalink

    Love your quilt and so excited about this book! We get through road tripping with a little electronic help. 😉 We rarely let our son use the iPad when we’re home, but all bets are off on road trips, and it’s a special treat for him because he doesn’t get to use it at home. Win for everyone. Thanks for the giveaway!

  122. Posted February 15, 2016 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    I love to take a section of the color wheel when I do scrappy. So usually, I wind up in the purple/blue and green section and work from there.

  123. Robin
    Posted February 15, 2016 at 11:42 am | Permalink

    I really love the simplicity of your design. Nice addition to this book!

  124. Rachael Ferrera
    Posted February 15, 2016 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    I love aqua and purple – all shades of both are my comfort zone.

  125. Posted February 15, 2016 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    We told our kids that all Rest Stops are actually Wrestle Stops where you have to get out and wrestle. It totally works and they’re much happier for it! Though our oldest is on to it now…

  126. Gayle Larson
    Posted February 15, 2016 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

    I LOVE grey backgrounds, they can go with about any other colors. But my favorites would be aqua, lime green, and orange!

  127. Laura
    Posted February 15, 2016 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    My current fav is pink, orange, and white. Maybe toss in a little yellow, as in daffodil.

  128. Cindy
    Posted February 15, 2016 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    My latest scrap project is from a jelly roll, but I tend to put green in with any of the other colors.

  129. Michele
    Posted February 15, 2016 at 1:54 pm | Permalink

    I’ve been cutting my scraps into squares and rectangles, but I like the idea of keeping them in a bin where they are visible. I usually pick a few colors for scrap quilts, based on what I have on hand and what color scheme is playing in my head. I love your quilt BTW..

  130. Posted February 15, 2016 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    I have been going towards a blue and yellow combo, but I need to expand my horizons.

  131. Michelle M
    Posted February 15, 2016 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Road tripping…our secret to packing with kids is an Excel spreadsheet with lists of everything we need for trips. (We have tons of medical equipment, so this prevents us from forgetting anything!) And I love the quilt! All the quilts in this book are beautiful!!

  132. Kelly O.
    Posted February 15, 2016 at 7:29 pm | Permalink

    I love navy and magenta together with beige and aqua–I know it doesn’t sound cute but it is!

  133. Buffy
    Posted February 15, 2016 at 9:01 pm | Permalink

    We are big campers. Our girl is only 4 but has been camping since birth. I feel like everything goes smoother when she has a task, a job, a project. She loves washing dishes when we camp. She loves straighten up the popup or tent. I feel like she never gets bored when we camp. An Eno hammock makes a great swing.

  134. Karen
    Posted February 16, 2016 at 12:00 am | Permalink

    My favorite scrap combo is ‘anything goes’ aka scrap vomit. I truly love the eclectic look of scrap quilts plus it reminds me of all the other quilts I have previously made and either kept or given away.

  135. Posted February 16, 2016 at 12:28 am | Permalink

    Mmmm love your quilt. Favorite scraps…wait for it….Flea Market Fancy…me and many others…:) Thank You.

  136. bee
    Posted February 16, 2016 at 12:08 pm | Permalink

    when we’d go on car trips as a kid I remember listening to books on tape- especially when it would get dark out. My mom used to have small snacks or activities in bags that she’d break out throughout the drive so it’d be like smthg new to keep us occupied.

  137. Tiffany
    Posted February 16, 2016 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Quiet books are awesome for road trips. My kids love to read, so we usually make a stop at the library a few days before a big trip. I-spy books are especially awesome. As are audiobooks, if you can stand them. 😉

  138. Sally
    Posted February 16, 2016 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Watching for interesting license plates was a fun game for our son for several years.

  139. Posted February 16, 2016 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    We did a long car trip last summer with my son (2.5 at the time). I sat in the back and entertained him – we had lots of snacks, we stopped for a picnic lunch, a bunch of small board books to read, some new toys, and when all else failed he played games on the ipad (esp helpful when your 4 hour drive stretches to 8 with massive traffic jams).

  140. Posted February 16, 2016 at 4:56 pm | Permalink

    Love the quilts in this book – so inspiring! I love teal and purple in scrap quilts! and my tip for camping….prepacking/precooking all the food – freezing it so you have more campfire time! (my kids loved campfires!!!)

  141. Posted February 17, 2016 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    We did a long road trip last year with a two year old. I try to limit his screen time, but having an Ipad downloaded with lots of games was a lifesaver. No wifi connection just games and apps he could play made a 12-14 hour drive much easier. We also stopped for breaks at McDonald’s or Chic Fil A with playgrounds. I also went to Dollar Tree and purchased a bunch of little games, puzzles, etc for him to have in the car in case the Ipad battery died. Good Luck!

  142. Lisa C in Dallas
    Posted February 17, 2016 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    Your quilt is beautiful. A wire basket! Oh my – such a great idea. Mine are in a shopping bag (albeit a very large one) and when it’s full, then I make myself use them down to a manageable level. Unfortunately I’ve fallen in love with batiks lately so I have one shopping bag for batiks and one for regular quilting prints. A wire basket! So cool!

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