Combine Modern and Scrappy for a Quilt Full of Flavor

Scrappy quilts allow for experimenting with color and breaking into your treasured fabric stash. With scrap quilts, the big question is always, "Am I making the most of my stash?" Take it from quilter and fiber artist Lynn Rinehart who loves her stash so much that her two loyal Saluki hounds know to guard it. This course builds on basic quilting skills with in-depth instruction on making a modern quilt scrappy and developing dynamic color selections. 

Follow along as you use Lynn's Eat Dessert First Quilt pattern (downloadable PDF included in the course) to teach you a variety of skills. The pattern consists of two basic blocks you can use to make two different-sized quilts with both scrappy and solid colorways. First, you'll go over color selection and guidelines for making scrappy quilts. Next, dive into constructing both blocks that make up the Eat Dessert First Quilt, with cutting tips and tricks along the way. Then, explore quilting ideas for domestic and longarm machines and options for binding and labels.

What you will learn

  • Tackle and improve piecing skills for intermediate blocks

  • Color and fabric selection ideas for modern scrappy quilts

  • Break down complex blocks into doable, bite-sized units

  • Create one (or both!) sizes of the Eat Dessert First Quilt: wall hanging and lap size

  • Explore quilting concepts for longarm and domestic quilts

  • Includes access to course videos, downloads, the Creative Spark private community, and discussion with your instructor. Your course content does not expire.


We always love a cherry on top. The course includes the Eat Dessert First Quilt pattern as a downloadable PDF. Finished quilt sizes are 63x63 and 36x36.

Sweet n’ Scrappy: Making Modern Quilts with Scraps

Learn how to mix modern quilt design with scrappy style and make the most of your stash. Eat Dessert First is a two-block quilt that will build and perfect piecing skills with Lynn Rinehart's detailed instructions.

Course Curriculum

  • Welcome

    1 Video 1 Text

  • Fabric Requirements For Eat Dessert First

    1 Video 1 PDF

  • Supplies and Tools needed

    1 Video 2 PDFs

  • Color Choices for Eat Dessert First Color Theory

    2 Videos 1 PDF

  • Color Choices for Snack Cake and Color Theory

    1 Video

  • Block 1 Cheesecake

    3 Videos 1 PDF

  • Block 2 Tiramisu

    3 Videos 1 PDF

  • Sewing it Together

    1 Video 1 PDF

  • Quilting Ideas

    2 Videos

  • Binding

    1 Video

  • Labels - Don't forget

    1 Video

  • A Sweet Treat to Thank You! Share and Review this Class Plus Recipes

    1 Text 2 PDFs