I have a lot of scraps. When I populated my new Raskogs, I did a scrap purge. I had to face the fact that I will not use a lot of the scraps I had saved. I saved about 75% of them and organized them by color. It was sad to see the rest go, but I thought it was more important to have my scraps in a usable state than to save every last one.
I used my newly-found, calm-inducing scrap organization to start making slabs ala the instructions in Sunday Morning Quilts. It was fun to make these blocks for sure, but more time intensive than I had hoped. I was looking for quick if the blocks were this improv-y. But each block took a bit of time.
I also made some “wonky” stars for the yellow color.
And I backed in my second favorite fabric of all time, this floral from Denyse Schmidt. Which they still sell at Joann. Because the financial gods are against me.
I wanted a blue binding to pull out the little bit of blue in the quilt. I had this adorable stripe in my stash. No idea where it came from. After cutting out the binding I had a thin strip left. That I put in my scrap bin. Sigh.
I don’t think I like working with scraps. This project felt like a bit of a slog until I got to the quilting part. Pure joy. I used a wood grain pattern. My stitch consistency is still all over the place, but a bit better. And it was so much fun. I found myself wishing I had another top finished that I could quilt. So I will get on that. 🙂
After washing and drying, the texture of this wood grain became just amazing and soft and quilty. Seriously, can’t wait to do this again. Motivation to finish a quilt top for reals.
I hope the recipient will love it for her daughter. I do think I am pushing the boundary of how close a friend has to be for me to give her a baby quilt. I might be handing them out on the street corner this time next year. The great news is that a *very* good friend just told me she was pregnant. Woot! And so I can give her a quilt (or quilts) without it being weird at all.