Scraps, Inc. Vol. 2 Blog Tour and a giveaway!

Scraps Inc Vol. 2

Welcome to my stop on the Scraps, Inc. Vol. 2 Blog Tour!

I was thrilled when Susanne asked me to contribute to Scraps, Inc. Volume 2.  I do adore a good scrap quilt and Scraps, Inc. Vol. 1 was simply beautiful, both the quilts and the book itself.  Volume 2 is filled with delightful eye candy and fun projects by 15 talented and unique designers.

'Sweet Emmeline" by Janice Zeller Ryan from Scraps Inc Vol. 2 (Lucky Spool)

My contribution to the book is “Sweet Emmeline”, a scrappy orange peel quilt.  I named the quilt after my daughter. She constantly claims every quilt I make as her own, so I decided to cut to the chase and just name the next one after her! (And yes, I do sing the Neil Diamond song to her and change the lyrics.)

'Sweet Emmeline" by Janice Zeller Ryan from Scraps Inc Vol. 2 (Lucky Spool)
photo by Nydia Kehnle

The quilt measures 58″ x 78″, the perfect size for a couch throw.

'Sweet Emmeline" by Janice Zeller Ryan from Scraps Inc Vol. 2 (Lucky Spool)
photo by Nydia Kehnle

 There are gobs of colors and prints in the quilt, so I wanted to keep them controlled and focused.  I chose to use a selection of dark and light tones paired together for each orange peel .  The quilt can be made even scrappier, as long as there is either color or tonal variation in the orange peels.

'Sweet Emmeline" by Janice Zeller Ryan from Scraps Inc Vol. 2 (Lucky Spool)
photo by Nydia Kehnle

The quilt is also tactile and textural with the use of metallics, linen and the closely spaced wavy quilting.

'Sweet Emmeline" by Janice Zeller Ryan from Scraps Inc Vol. 2 (Lucky Spool)

I have to say, “Sweet Emmeline” looks pretty fantastic in my new house, on my new couch.  It makes me happy every morning when I walk out and see it.


Would you like to win a copy of Scraps, Inc. Vol. 2?  Just comment below and you will be entered to win!  I will announce a winner (chose by random number generator) on Saturday, February 13th.


Lucky Spool is also offering 30% off your book if you purchase between now and 2/16.  Simply go to this link and enter the code Scraps30 at checkout.


Scraps Inc Vol. 2
photo by Nydia Kehnle

Follow the tour to see all the other designers and their amazing quilts!

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


150 thoughts on “Scraps, Inc. Vol. 2 Blog Tour and a giveaway!

  1. What a wonderful quilt! It seems like a real scrap-buster! I have seen the book come by at the blog hop a couple of times this week and I find it a great resource of wonderful new ideas. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

  2. That quilt is a total masterpiece! So, so impressive!!!!!! Would love to win a copy of this book – my scraps and I thank you for the chance.

  3. Absolutely gorgeous quilt! I hope you get to keep it for a while before Sweet Emmaline gets it! I have so many scraps left over and no idea what to do with them, I would use this book well.

  4. When I saw this quilt, Sweet Emmaline, on another blog promoting this book, it was the one I immediately said, “I want to make that!” 🙂

  5. Wow, that quilt is gorgeous! I would love to win that book. Thanks for the chance. Love that hedgehog pillow on the sofa, too. 😀

  6. Stunning quilt! I have the first book and would love to add the second! What I love about your design is the same thing I loved in the first book. It may be a scrap quilt but it doesn’t look like leftovers.

  7. Yeah – I have so many scraps and this looks just perfect for me, so I ordered book and can’t wait for it to arrive. Thank you.

  8. Oooh, I’m supposed to be a ‘quilting diet’ right now, but winning this charming book would be like eating a cookie standing up, right? It wouldn’t count. Otherwise this will definitely go on the birthday wishlist. And how sweet that your daugher has her ‘own’ song. Nobody loves you like mom!

  9. outstanding quilt!!! love it! love the idea of winning the book!!! I have the scraps – just neeeeeeed the book! thanks for the giveaway!

  10. I feel like I use scraps constantly but the pile seems to only grow and grow. Love your orange peel quilt. And Neil Diamond too. You are a gem! Thanks.

  11. Oh it’s just so pretty! I’m a terrible scrap user I never know what to do with them or what can possibly be made from them while still looking like a cohesive quilt. Especially when I buy bundles and have very little leftover. Either way I’m going to have to add this to my Amazon wish list.

  12. What a beautiful quilt. I would love to win a copy of this book; I think your quilt might be first on my (long) list of quilts to make from it.

  13. Congrats on being in the new book, your quilt is jaw-droppingly beautiful ! It caught my eye early on. Thanks for sharing your talents with us!

  14. Aside from your gorgeous quilt, I LOVE your photo gallery & curio display wall! So cozy & stylish… Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Scraps, Inc. Vol. 2 looks like a super useful book.

  15. What an awesome orange peel quilt. Such visual interest. I love it. This book would be a prized addition to any quilter’s library.

  16. Love your quilt! And I love the story about singing a song with your daughter’s name – my son is Davy and we might have sung him the Davy Crockett song too many times because he used to tell people that was his full name!

  17. This book could be just what I need! Inspiration to us up all those leftovers from my “better just get a little bit more than I need” fabric buying habit. 🙂

  18. Hi Janice
    I do love an orange peel quilt…and believe I’m over my beginner quilting stage so I’d love to give one a try. Sweet (Caroline) Emmeline is such a beauty and a catchy wake- me- up-to quilt kinda tune. Thanks for sharing .

  19. What a beautiful cat! Oh, and your quilt is nice too! Can I win the cat with the book? I lost my cat over the Christmas holidays. Very sad.

  20. I LOVE your quilt! It is just beautiful and reminds me that I have to make a rainbow quilt (on my bucket list). I love scrappy quilts and appreciate the chance to win this book! Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. So much fun and such a controlled use of scraps. A good example of value triumphing over color. Would love to win a copy of the book.

  22. Wow! What a bold and bright quilt! I’ve got a lot of scraps to blow through, and your new book looks like a great way to do it. Congrats and thanks for the giveaway.

  23. I certainly would love to win a copy of Scraps Inc. Volume 2! Your quilt is so beautiful and no one would guess it was made from scraps. It looks like you chose all of those lovely fabrics by hand and yardage just for this project. It’s perfect!

  24. I’d love to have a copy of the book. I followed the blog hop list to your site a couple of days ago, and your blog is now one of my favorites! That sounds kinda disingenuous, but I promise it’s absolutely the truth.

  25. Great quilt! I really like the square centers with the triangles radiating off of them. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of the new book.

  26. Scrap quilts are my favorite to make and I am always SUPER excited when my friends or my mothervwants to dump scraps on me. I often make up my own scrappy quilt pattern but I HAVE to make that quilt you made, so..for that alone I have to have that book…annnd then work my way through the rest of them as well. Because I’m scrappy like that. 🙂

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