I discovered the Internet quilting world in approximately 1998. For quite awhile I was a "lurker", visiting quilting message boards and gleaning a goldmine of information, as well as links to free patterns and online quilt shops. Eventually, when I wanted to add my voice to the fun, the first step in logging on was to give myself a name. Hmmmm...the obvious choice of a name was given to me at birth. No, I wanted to create a little identity on the 'net. For a long time, I had been creating quilts, like the one pictured here, that looked old when they were brand new. I bought mellow fabrics and combined dozens of them in each quilt, saving the scraps and working them into later quilts. My style has changed through the years, but the "scrapquilter" name has stuck. It's too late to change now! (And I'm still stingy with scraps!)
The picture at the top is a closeup of one of the stars in this quilt. You will see that I used small scraps, just like our foremothers would have had to do.