Scrappy makes happy: fun two- and three-color scrap quilts (+ giveaway!)

Pick just two or maybe three . . . now choosing scraps is SEW easy!

Scrappy & Happy Quilts

Create lively, colorful quilts with three-time author Kate Henderson—and say bye-bye to stressing over color choices. With this collection of two-color and three-color quilt patterns, choosing colors is a snap. Plus, you can use up every scrap!

Start with yardage, scraps, or precuts: the choice is yours. And if you’ve got a LOT of one color in your fabric collection, these bright and beautiful quilts will make that color sparkle. The more of one color, the merrier!

From Scrappy & Happy Quilts

Everything is happy when it’s scrappy, don’t you agree? Here’s Kate to tell us more about her latest book.

Kate HendersonColor is one of my favorite things. The more colors and patterns I can surround myself with, the better. So no one was more surprised than me when I kept being drawn to vintage red-and-white quilts.
I started designing some quilts is just two colors, but of course I couldn’t quite contain my choices to just two fabrics (or to solids). The results are the 13 quilts in Scrappy & Happy Quilts.

The book is divided into two sections. The first section features quilts made from just two colors; the second section features quilts that use three colors. As much as I tried to keep every quilt to just two colors, a third sometimes crept in!

Mellow quilt

There is something for every quilter in this book. From Pink Daisy, made from squares:

Pink Daisy quilt
Pink Daisy

To Sunrise, which is foundation pieced.

Sunrise quilt

Most of the quilts, like Fields of Green, are quite scrappy. I really enjoyed combining lots of patterned fabrics with solid fabrics.

Fields of Green quilt
Fields of Green

There are also a few quilts that can be made from precuts, such as Shimmer, which uses charm squares.

Shimmer quilt

Like my other books, there are lots of diagrams, tips, and tricks throughout to make the sewing process easy and enjoyable. Whether you want to make a baby quilt or a bed quilt, there’s a pattern for you in here. Just chose your favorite color (or two) and get sewing!

I would love to see what you make from the book—post your photos and use #scrappyandhappyquilts on Instagram. You can find me there as @katehendersonquilts.

Scrappy & Happy QuiltsKate, thank you for sharing your new book with us!

We’d love to give a copy of Scrappy & Happy Quilts to one lucky winner today! To be entered in the drawing, tell us in the comments:

What color of scrappy would make you happy?

We’ll choose a random winner one week from today and let you know by email if you win. Good luck! And if you’re ready to get scrappy and happy right now, order Kate’s new book at our website and instantly download the eBook for free.


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