I am participating with Sandy over at Quilting for the Rest of Us in a mystery quilt she is sharing with her online community. Check out her site for the story behind the name as well as instructions. Each month there will be a new step to work on. She also has a Flikr Group for you to share pictures.
After two days of sorting, pressing and cutting my way through most of this laundry basket of scraps, I realized I need to come up with my own scrap quilts with fabric cuts that will work for me. I have done some cutting and organizing based on what others do, but because I don’t know when and how I plan to use them I have been hesitant to cut. Hence the large basket of scraps and bins (not shown) waiting for me. I would rather cut as I go if I know where I am headed.
I started with the basket of scraps, printed directions and post-its to organize as I cut.
These left to cut into the smaller strips and squares.
And these fabric pieces for another day and project.
I usually like more control with my fabric choices, but I wanted this to be a “true” scrappy quilt, so I just mixed them all in. It will be interesting to see how it turns out. It will be queen size and I know just the person to give it to.
Another quilt adventure outside my comfort zone. Let the fun begin.
Enjoy the Journey, Jackie