My Scrap Quilt in Quilt Now Magazine, plus Giveaway!


Jumping jacks scrap quilt by sharon mcconnell, in quilt now magazine, scrap patchwork easy quilt

Last June I had the fantastic opportunity to meet Katy Jones at Camp Stitchalot retreat in Michigan. At that point, I was interested in doing more pattern publications in magazines and she was getting ready to launch a brand new quilting magazine based in the UK. We talked, she liked my quilts, I liked her, and now I present to you “jumping jacks”, my first quilt project published in the current issue of Quilt Now.

Jumping jacks scrap quilt by sharon mcconnell, in quilt now magazine, scrap patchwork easy quilt

This magazine is fun because each issue has a basic theme, and this month we have scrap and stash sewing patterns. I made my “jumping jacks” as a baby size quilt with lots of bright prints and a graphic black and white secondary design. I have to admit I was super thrilled to see my picture in print by my quilt!

Jumping jacks scrap quilt by sharon mcconnell, in quilt now magazine, scrap patchwork easy quilt

I am so excited to be able to offer a copy of this issue to one reader here on the blog. This giveaway is sponsored by Brenda at Pink Castle Fabrics, so if you are interested in subscribing to Quilt Now or just need a bit of retail (quilty) therapy, she has what you need! My jumping jacks baby quilt is a great way to use one of Brenda’s fat sixteenth bundles, too. Just a hint.

To enter to win this fabulous magazine, leave a comment on this post. Tell me, what do you like to do with your scraps? I will announce a winner in a week.

The winner of last week’s fabric giveaway is: Lisa E.     Thanks for all your comments! it made me laugh to read all the bits about winter woes, and a bit jealous of those who don’t have snow and cold.

Have a great week! Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow yankees.


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  1. ChristaQuilts November 24, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    This is such a great quilt! What do I do with my scraps? Usually, I just give them away, LOL!! But I am trying to be better about making scrap quilts 🙂

  2. barbara woods November 24, 2014 at 5:27 pm

    i will make a quilt when i get enough

  3. diane November 24, 2014 at 6:01 pm

    I’m saving my scraps for now. Haven’t been quilting long so don’t have a lot yet.

  4. Michele Timms November 24, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    I sometimes make table runners with my scraps, or I use them for appliques.

  5. Linh November 24, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    Yay for you I love all your patterns, I make random stuff with my scraps but I did recently give some away to my daughter’s brownie troop. I had to do it fast before I changed my mind lol, I’m such a hoarder. Miss ya and congratulations!

  6. Carol November 24, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    Today I was making hot pads with my scraps. Congrats on the publication.

  7. Hayley November 24, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    I love your quilt (and scrappy quilts in general). It looks so happy. So what do I like to do with my scraps? Based on how many I have it seems to just hang onto them… But they are good for bee blocks, minis, etc

  8. Rina November 24, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    What a cute quilt and perfect for a little one. I generally cut my scraps into squares or strips and then make HST’s out of them to use in a scrappy quilt or a log cabin made out of the strips.

  9. Maggie November 24, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    I just learned paper piecing and it is a great way to use up scraps.

  10. kris November 24, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    I love that quilt. It has such a cool effect. I was just oh-ing over the quilt you had in the AQS magazine! Love them both.

  11. Afton November 24, 2014 at 9:58 pm

    Participating in online bees has been a good scrap buster, since I only need enough fabric to make a couple blocks. However, I foresee a scrap quilt in my very near future.

  12. Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl November 24, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Scraps? I do all kinds of things with them. The smaller pieces I gift to teacher friends who use them in their classrooms for small projects. The larger pieces I hang on and re-purpose. 🙂

  13. Mary D November 24, 2014 at 11:54 pm

    Scraps. I am being buried alive with them now. It seems I cannot start enough scrap projects to use them up but I still try.

  14. Chris November 24, 2014 at 11:55 pm

    Nice pattern. I make scrap quilts. They have become my favorites these days. You just can’t go wrong.

  15. Pam November 25, 2014 at 9:52 am

    Scraps drive me crazy!

  16. Quilting Tangent November 25, 2014 at 11:44 am

    I like making scrappy quilts. Or take the same color family, sew it together to make a new piece of fabric.

  17. Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts November 25, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Most of my sewing is with scraps~ I make string blocks, wallets, etc.

  18. Lisa E November 25, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    Congrats on “Jumping Jacks”! Love the colors that you used.

  19. debbie November 25, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    I have a 100 little scrap projects. That is what I use for my stash of quick gifts. Your quilt is stunning and you should be so proud it is in a magazine. Congratulations. Thanks for the giveaway. I’ve also shared your giveaway on my Giveaway List for sewers & quilters at Thanks again.

  20. Linda Brown November 25, 2014 at 7:41 pm

    I keep them until I have enough to make a scrappy quilt

  21. Janie R November 25, 2014 at 8:55 pm

    I make scrappy potholders! I love to give them as gifts.

  22. Kathy E. November 25, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    What do I do with my scraps? I collect them! 🙂
    Actually, I do put them to good use when I applique and make scrappy pot holders and placemats. Everything eventually gets used!

  23. amy November 25, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    I don’t have many scraps yet as I am a beginner and have only pieced one top and made one rag quilt!

  24. Sarah November 25, 2014 at 9:53 pm

    I use them for everything! Before going to my fabric shelf, I check my scrap bucket for the color I need. I don’t have very many. I’m making tons of Christmas presents with them right now: bags, pouches, little softies, potholders, etc. and a postage stamp quilt. I love scraps.

  25. Nancy Lynn Hilderbrand November 25, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    I usually save my stash until I have enough for a quilt

  26. Renee G November 25, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    I cut my scraps into small hexies.

  27. Angie in SoCal November 25, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    I like to make crumb blocks with my scraps, but it takes me so long to make just one block, I know I must be doing something wrong.

  28. Aliza Biorn November 25, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    With my scraps I make doll clothes. My girls sometimes help me.

  29. Veronika November 25, 2014 at 11:35 pm

    I can’t wait to get more scraps so I actually can make a scrap quilt! I love them!! I am new to quilting and very slow so it will probably take a while 🙂

  30. Dawn Jones November 26, 2014 at 12:09 am

    Potholders are always fun with scraps. I love your Quilt. Have a great day.

  31. Elizabeth McDonald (catskill quilter) November 26, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    CONGRATS on having your quilt published! It is definitely a winner. I love to use scraps in scrappy quilts.

  32. Emily C November 27, 2014 at 9:11 am

    I keep them and use them when I can. Usually on small projects. Just this last week I went to a baby shower and brought an Amish Puzzle Ball, made with scraps. It came out great (I had baby fabric scraps) and was loved by all. I even got a request for another one!

  33. Julie November 27, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    I try and add them in when I make a quilt if it works. Looks like a great magazine thanks

  34. Jen B November 28, 2014 at 2:34 am

    I’m a fairly new quilter so I don’t have many scraps yet, but I’m keeping them until I have enough to make another quilt.

  35. Joan H. November 28, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I usually make scrap lap quilts or baby quilts.

  36. Jackie November 30, 2014 at 6:17 am

    I haven’t made any scrap projects yet, but I plan to make a quilt someday!

  37. Lee November 30, 2014 at 7:49 am

    I save my scraps and usually give them away to a group to make donation quilts!

  38. Nicole Sender December 1, 2014 at 3:43 am

    I like to make scrappy quilts and pillows!

  39. Karen Propes December 1, 2014 at 6:45 am

    I keep all my scraps and make more quilts, sometimes it is only a doll quilt for my Granddaughter. I have to admit that I also keep smaller scraps in case i need them in other like applique pcs for detailed quilting like faces and such. Thanks for the chance.

  40. Melissa December 1, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I keep them and use them for friendship blocks and mini quilts or wall hangings.

  41. Jane December 1, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    I’ve been making string blocks and crumb blocks but it seems like the scraps just won’t go away!

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