I thought I'd share with you today some of what I've been working on.
Here are some things I finished:
In spite of appearances, I have also been getting some quilting done, although nothing is finished yet.
When Joey was here last fall, she showed me how she sews scraps together to make bigger pieces, kind of like Bonnie Hunter's crumb quilts. (Check them out: Crumbs, Crumbs, Crumbs.)
I have just not been able to do this. I didn't like the process, and I especially didn't like my results (Joey's were great!). I'm a librarian. I like order. I can't do random. And I can't waste anything either.
But--I CAN make log cabin blocks. (In fact, I love it!) Most of my scraps were rectangles, so I sewed them together and added more rectangles, working roughly around the block, to end up with not-really-log-cabin centers for my stars. When I needed longer pieces, I either sewed two little ones together end to end, or raided the string basket.
All of this came from my stash. Next I raided my drawer of 2.5 in. strips, and surrounded each block with them, which made the blocks 13 in. finished.
I still have to add the borders and quilt them, and then bind it. I've got the borders picked out from my stash, and they will be different on the front and the back. I'm also leaning toward binding the quilt with more of the 2.5 in strips.
So how's that for scrappy?
Spring is coming, which will bring sunshine and gardening and hanging out the wash, and a new baby! What could be better?
Keep smiling, keep quilting.