Since it has been hard to sit down for extended periods for quilting, I decided to get out my the pile of scraps from recent quilts and make some improv blocks. Whenever I pass by the sewing machine, I can play with scraps and sew one or two pieces, so I feel like I am actually getting some quilting in.
Dawn to Dusk (or is it Through the Looking Glass?) used a very narrow strip to divide blocks, and it left me with all kinds of interesting pieces to use with other scraps from my more recent quilts. I made some blocks last August, and when I started pulling out my scraps this week, I thought I was down to quite a limited selection — just what is on the photo on the left. That was until I remembered a box of scraps I had on one of my fabric scraps. I still have a ton of scraps! I swear they are breeding.
Here are a few of the blocks I got done. Right now I have 14 colorful blocks and 3 with a grey background. Initially I was using larger rectangles that were left over from making Dawn to Dusk, but I am running out of those, so I am starting to make smaller blocks.
I’m not quite sure what I will do with the wonky log cabin…I might need to add strips until I can square it up. Or make it more wonky friends…In fact I am not sure what i will do with any of the blocks! My initial thought was a wall hanging but I may end up with enough blocks for a lap quilt. Maybe frame them and then float them in a neutral background? For now I will have fun making little blocks.
Linking this up to a few parties. Take a look at all the quilting going on:
So Scrappy (though I am not sure I qualify for their linkup!)