I've been working on all the quilts I showed you before in fits and starts over here since that post. Thought I'd share a little update. Above, you can see a shot of my latest obsession, stitching all the itty bitty pieces that have been cut off edges or scraps from who knows what. Some of these are super tiny, (like 1cm x 2cm), some bigger. I'm just finding shapes and colors and patterns that I find are pleasing together, either becuase they clash perfectly, or compliment each other, and then machine stitch them together. Seeing them grow is quite satisfying. I have always been a lover of scraps, be it paper, fabric, whatever. Hate to see anything go to waste, and love the challenge and the resulting organic nature of what's created, since it certainly wasn't the plan from the outset.
It's really fun to iron these patched toether pieces too, they clean up nicely ;).
Can you see how tiny some of the pieces are? So fun to see them all crammed together willy nilly.
Here's what I've got so far:
I laid them all out and thought about making them all (or most) a similar size and then adding a white edge to them all for similar sized quilt squares, (yes, I've added yet another quilt in progress to the mix with the addition of this new one - that makes four) but after I placed them all close together, I really am not sure which way I like best:
Feel free to chime in if you have a strong opinion. Not sure where it'll end up, but I'm sure I'll love it when it's done! How could I not love a quilt made from orphaned scraps, right?
Stay tuned for progress updates and decisions made...you'll likely know as soon as I do!