Well, after telling all of you about it, I couldn’t resist. I started THIS quilt. I made a few blocks to see how it’s gonna go, and I have all of it cut out. I’m doing mine all in dark blues, with bright crosses in several colors. I need to use up a lot of blue this year!
I pulled all the blue squares from my 5″ square bin. Did it make a dent? NO, it did not. But it was almost half of what I needed for the quilt, so I had a good start without even doing any cutting.
I cut the rest from my stash. I tried to pull all the smallest pieces so it would use them up and I wouldn’t be putting them back in the bin. It didn’t seem to make a dent there, either. And I’m making the quilt bigger than she shows it, just so I could use up more fabric!
Methinks I could make about 50 more blue quilts before my blue fabric is gone. Ugh! I’m planning to piece the backing for this quilt from my blue stash, too.
I got all the pieces cut for the Log Cabin quilt I’m making using THIS tutorial from Sherri at A Quilting Life. I cut most of this while I was working through my scraps, so it got done without really having to think about it. Once I had the colored strips cut, all I had to do was go back and cut out all the background pieces, which didn’t take long, since they were all from one color.
I had to put a couple of blocks together to see how it’s gonna look. I like them so far! I hope my idea for a soft, sunny-colored end result works out. My background is a very pale hand-dyed yellow.
I’m making some little tiny 9-patches, too. These will finish at 3″ square. I’m making them to go into a bigger block that will use up my pre-cut sizes. These squares all came from the 1 1/2″ square bin. I’ll show you the blocks when I get a few done. I’m trying to use up my darker and more traditional fabric scraps on this one.
These little 4-patches are for the same quilt. I’ll show you more of it later when I have enough done for it to make sense.
I’m still making Forever Fencin’ units from my bright strips as I get time, and I finally started to put some of those together just to see how they’re gonna look. This quilt is gonna be very scrappy busy!
Most of this has just been my leader/endering stuff while I’m working on bigger projects, some of which I can’t show you for awhile (as usual). Every seam gets me closer to done on some project or another, even if I only grab little bits of time to work on them. So if little bits of time are all you can get, don’t discount them for getting you further along toward finished — every stitch counts!
And I certainly need for every stitch to count if I’m gonna get 25 scrap quilts finished this year. February is almost over!