Many of us have been posting pictures of our scrap collections, so I have a challenge. For me specifically and any of you interested.
By June 14 (that will be a Monday) have at least a quilt top finished using your scraps.
Some guidelines I'm setting for myself:
1. It must be at least baby/lap size. In other words, useable for more than wall art.
2. The majority of the fabrics must be from scraps. Purchasing a solid for background or a key fabric that you MUST have is okay. No starting from scratch.
3. There must be fewer scraps when I finish than there were when I started!
I have an idea in my head for mine, but we'll see how the execution goes. I have 3 months to get it right...you'll be seeing my progress! Show me yours!
Yesterday, after basting 4 baby-size quilts with my sister-in-law (the 5th she decided needed borders), I got started on my charm pinwheels.
They will finish 8 inches.
The charm pack came with 40 fabrics and I figured out that would make a funny-shaped quilt, so I pulled out 4 fabrics (I liked these the least in the context of the remaining fabrics) and I'm going for 6x6.
This is what I didn't use. See what I mean?
After making 24 blocks, I ran out of background fabric. So you know what that means...twist my arm and drag me back to JoAnn's for some more off white! (I did buy some on Friday, but of course it didn't match AT ALL. That WILL get used!)
So now it's off to buy groceries and I have a half-eaten roasted chicken that I'm going to bone out and use to make Christine's chicken noodle soup. Thinking about buying "homemade" noodles becuase I didn't plan ahead far enough to make my own...