It seems I am not alone in disliking the name "scrappy" for quilts with mixed prints/designers/etc. "Scrappy" should be reserved for quilts that actually use scraps (left-overs) and further, I think, a quilt doesn't really look scrappy unless the scraps are pulled somewhat indiscriminately, so that hue, value, and scale receive little-to-no consideration.
I like the term "stash quilt." I also sympathize with the desire to just call it a quilt. But, I like being able to quickly communicate how the fabric was selected and there are at least three ways I see this happen: (1) make your own mix (2) use scraps from other projects (3) mostly use prints from a single line.
Someone asked why I need a name for this at all, and the answer is simple: I name everything. I find names really useful. They are shorthand, they are maps, and they are how I make my living. I know it is exhausting sometimes for other people. My older brother has expressed a strong preference for talking to me on the phone when I'm tired and/or sick because I'm "less exact and less exacting." Ha!
Also, a few of you mentioned that you also hate the term "wonky'---ME TOO. But, I already have a much better term that I use. Want to know what it is? Come to my lecture on August 15. : )
A few other things worth mentioning:
A lot of good recommendations came in for children's books with quilts in them. I put them all together over here:
Kids' books with quilts
I've had an Amazon Associate's account for a while now, but this weekend I put together a store and organized it. You may find it useful because I did comment on all of the items in the store and you can see a list of my favorite quilt books and craft books.
Rossie's Amazon Associate's Store
I get a small kickback if things are purchased from Amazon following my links, but feel free to just copy down the titles and borrow stuff from the library (that's what I would do!) Of course, if you do follow the links and buy stuff, rest assured that any money sent my way will be spent on quilty goodness.
I've just signed up for lessons on a Gammill Long Arm. Can't wait! It looks like a lot of fun.
Images used in this post are from a quilt I made last year as part of the first Old Red Barn Co. Quilt Along. It's a rail fence pattern, I altered Dana's pattern to include an odd number of strips in each block and to include the random teal squares.