This was a project taken from an early 20th Century crafting book, Needlework Economies. The idea was that every scrap of fabric, fiber, and yarn could be repurposed into something useful. In this case, a quilt that was something akin to an eiderdown quilt, but much less costly, obviously.
I started collecting scraps and snippets for this project well over a year ago, working on it here and there. Larger scraps were cut into squares, smaller scraps pieced together in strips or crumbs and then cut to size, and all the leftovers were minced into stuffing.
I assembled the squares into pillows, stuffed with various bits of fabric, fiber, and thread. The pillows, I joined into 9-squares, first by hand, then by machine as that got horribly tedious. I recently decided to take what I had (12 of the 9-squares) and make it into a lap quilt. I’ll likely add to it as I generate more scraps, but there were a few other scrap-quilt ideas that I’d like to try before that happens. It’s a small lap quilt at 27"x36".