Work has been busy, so I haven’t been able to post as much as I would like, but there is some progress on the quilting front. I have discovered, or perhaps confirmed would be the better word, that I am really a one-project-at-a-time kind of person. As much as I would like to begin working on a Stupendous Stitching gift for my brother and his wife, I need to get this scrap quilt at least to the quilting stage (I a perfectly happy to leave things quilted but unbound for extended periods of time). So here is what I have ended up with:
It is a bit smaller than my usual quilt, but it will still make a decent size throw. And if you take a look at this photo (which also shows the colors better), you can see that I have used the strip top as backing. I think I am actually quite pleased with it now.
I still have some scraps (which you can see in the header) and a few pieces of ‘new fabric’ from the backing and a few blocks that were in progress, but those fabrics that I couldn’t connect to are gone, or I have small scraps that I can now appreciate. All in all, not bad, scrap quilt experience, despite my ambivalence about the (now) backing. Fingers crossed that I like it even more with quilting!