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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Surprise Scrap Quilt

Yesterday, I showed you my start on an art quilt with cellular imagery.  I did a small trial piece with my design idea and it was such a failure I am not even going to post it on the blog.  Now I feel like I have to mull the cellular quilt a bit.

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.


Judy Sall Fiber Art said...

Wow! That's a total departure from your usual work, but I love the colors and homey feel!

Vicki Miller said...

A cahnge is as good as a holiday. Don't I know it!