Thanks so much for all the thoughtful discussion and feedback from my last post. I love that we can be supportive and diverse! I've got a few ideas cooking as a result of our conversations, but not much that is fully formed enough to put into action. I'll let you know. For now, let's get back to our regularly scheduled blogging...
An interesting side-effect of my engaging in uncharacteristic behavior and making a quilt from a pattern was that I found myself with a huge pile of scraps.
Okay, maybe not HUGE, but if you consider that my scrap bin is this small cardboard box and it never fills up, this pile is enormous in comparison.
Do other improvisational quilters find that they don't produce very many scraps? I think I usually just go into my stash, pull out some yardage, cut a bit from it, and fold the yardage back up and put it away. I use what I cut and the tiny bits leftover just aren't worth saving.
Anyway, I now understand why people love scrap projects. These scraps are stressing me out! I want them gone!
Since most of them are half-square triangles and they are already color coordinated, I've decided to make a quilt from just these scraps. I'm going to make more half-square triangles and then go from there!
Here's one idea I've had...
The plus in the middle will be the tricky part...I think it will involve a lot of partial seams to get the look I want.