It’s Wednesday and time to join in with FreshlyPieced to share what we’re all working on.
My scrap bag is getting pretty full. Normally I donate my scrap bags to the local quilt guild and those ladies put the fabric to good use. However, I haven’t made it to a meeting in a while, so I decided to try making something with some of those scraps myself.
It seems like everyone else has coordinating scraps. They like a style of fabrics or certain colors and it all works together. I like it all, but a little bit of everything doesn’t necessarily look good together. At least, I’ve never managed it.
I’ve been told that if fabrics don’t work together it’s because I haven’t cut them small enough.
So when those clever ladies at Temecula Quilt Co. posted a little basket pattern with the challenge to make a block a day in July, I decided to test that cutting small theory.
Cute, right? The block will finish at 2″ square.
Yep, that’s pretty small.
I didn’t start until after scout camp so I’m a bit behind in my block making. I’ve only made 17 so far but they are awfully fun to piece.
And this small it looks ok with batiks and kaffe’s and 30′s and novelty fabrics and who knows what else in the mix.
So, while cutting small may help my disparate fabrics look better together, I have to say that 2″ blocks really don’t use up many scraps. My scrap bag seems as full as ever.
- – marcella