Saturday, February 15, 2014
Surprise Scrap Quilt
One thing I sometimes do to give myself time for mentally processing design problems is to switch it up a bit by doing something mindless - like making a scrap quilt.
I have two big bins that are the catch all for any pieces I have leftover that are smaller than a fat quarter. One bin is for my own surface design fabrics and the other is for commercially printed fabrics (I use commercial prints for my quilt backs when I do art quilts, so both bins do get rather full over time). I thought the bin with commercial fabrics was getting a bit overfilled, so I started digging through it to see if I could come up with an idea for using up some scraps.
I was surprised when I came across 45 quilt blocks that measure 15 x 16". I put a few up on the design wall to see what they looked like. I can just barely remember making these. I am not sure when I did it or why I put it away without finishing it. Something more pressing must have come up.