Guess What?


I am so very excited to announce my new book coming February 2021, Scrap School. 9 designers have joined me by sharing one of their scrap quilts along with tips on color, fabric placement and more. Each quilt also has a color option  to inspire how you can use your scraps or fabric collections to personalize the quilts for your style.

Scrap School

Lisa Bongean, Gudrun Erla, Susan Ache, Amanda Jean Nyberg, Amy Smart, Sherri McConnell, Sarah Huechteman, Kim Diehl and Connie & Mary of Country Threads have joined me as “PROFESSORS” at Scrap School.

I have included link to the professors instagram accounts above, so be sure and follow each of them for more information as we get closer to the book launch. The book is available for preorder from your favorite quilt store or book dealer now, so treat yourself.

Color Bars

I love putting together color bars to play with color and pattern before starting a quilt. Join me as I share more of this process.

February seems like a very long time from now, so to wet your appetite for scrap books, I am going to have a few giveaways and events throughout the rest of the year. I am starting off with a copy of Sisterhood of Scraps.


To win a copy of Sisterhood of Scraps and some other goodies thrown in, please leave a comment and tell me your 2 favorite colors to use in a quilt. I am also giving away a Sisterhood of Scraps on my instagram so you have 2 chances to win.

Enjoy and thank you so much for following along,




  1. Tammi Moffett says:

    I noticed that I am drawn to red and then something that depends on my project. Maybe reds, rust and browns in fall, red and green for Christmas , red and blue for summer……. I also like red and white. I never realized this until you said pick 2 colors…… oops

  2. Shasta says:

    Your color bars look intriguing. I look forward to seeing more about this technique. My favorite colors to put in quilts are blue and yellow, at least right now. They tend to change and adapt quite often.

  3. Cindy Mizer says:

    I love to use blue and teal, sometimes together in a quilt. I have read this
    book from our local library and really would like it.

  4. Katherine in WV says:

    While I tend to choose navy, tan and creams for quilts, I also like raspberry, peach and creams. Looking forward to your newest book!!

  5. Pam says:

    Lissa, How exciting! I never pass on your books! There is always more than one quilt I want to make. I’m not getting any younger so I either need to sew faster or buy less books. NOT on the books! HA! My favorite colors to quilt with are dark/navy blue and cream/white. But the older I get my tastes are running towards the bright fun prints rather than all civil war reproduction/dark prints. Thanks for all you do for quilters!

  6. Maryanne Richards says:

    I love the way bright pink and greens go together. A not typical combo. I look to nature when stumped for color combos, she never dissapoints.

  7. Kaye Mattson says:

    My 2 favorite colors to use in quilts are green and aqua. I find that I like cool colors best but I am learning to appreciate warm colors too.

  8. Terri H says:

    I love a good tan and navy quilt, but then again a red and navy combination is hard to beat. I think your scrap quilts are just wonderful.

  9. Sherry Gendel says:

    I love blue and green in a quilt, not always in the same quilt, but I have plans to make a sea glass quilt with all different shades of these two colors.

  10. Sherry V says:

    I love using yellow, green and neutrals. But I just made a quilt top with two shades of pink and a black and white check and I love it.

  11. Beth says:

    I am a bright colors girl so it is hard to pick just 2. Blue has and probably will be my favorite color from the lightest sky blue to a deep dark blue. Blues go with everything! And for a second color…….today I think it is reds so many varieties to that one too! But tomorrow, the second favorite will probably change……

  12. Judyk says:

    Your new book looks exciting. I love using reds and blues, I keep thinking I will get tired of those colors, but not yet. I’ve also been using warm fall colors the last month or so, I always have at least one scrap quilt going along with other projects.

  13. Cathleen Wiggs says:

    Teal and brown! I love the look of a new quilt that looks old. And I use to use double pinks and brown a lot because they gave me that look, especially when I used a cotton batting and washed and dried the quilt several times. But really, how many pink and brown quilts can a gal make? So when teal hit the market, I was ready for a switch. And if one fabric choice is good, a hundred tones of it are better!

  14. Becky says:

    Love the look of scrappy quilts, but still have a hard time putting the colors together.
    Two colors for me would be aqua and coral. Congrats on the new book.

  15. Sandra says:

    I love a red and white quilt, and always pick up reds at the fabric shop. But any color combo can strike me as fantastic–it’s always the Next Best Thing, as soon as I finish this one….

  16. Oooh, your new book looks intriguing! My two favorite colors to put in a quilt are blue and orange. As a blue-eyed blonde, I am not a fan of orange except that orange accents the blues, making them a bit brighter and bolder. Sandy

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