Saturday, May 12, 2018
In any case this is a mystery quilt that I did at the 2018 Arizona Retreat this past February. It took forever to get the top finished but I kept at it. I tossed in in my suitcase when I was heading to New Mexico along with another quilt top I had finished. The quilting is going slower than usual because I am really paying close attention to the perfection of the feathers. I hope to get this finished today or tomorrow so I can load another top and get going.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
This is the second completed top made from my summer scrap bin challenge. So how does something like this get created from a heap of scraps.
I will back up to the beginning. I knew the scraps were out of control. This is just one of several bins. I needed some projects to take with me to work on in my RV and could not really decide. On a whim I grabbed this large scrap bin and made myself a challenge to make quilts with this till they were all gone. At first my strategy was to just cut shapes. That went well and the first quilt quickly evolved from that. But I wanted a balance of color so changed up the process.
I decided to stop cutting shapes and concentrate on sorting by color family. Being on the road with limited space I recycled plastic bags as containers. Wow! I discovered a full rainbow of colors and neutrals. Humm there were plenty of scraps for a quilt with just cool colors. I had seen lots of quilts on Pinterest that were made up of nothing but triangles.
Now the plan really developed as I began cutting with my Tri-Recs rulers using both shapes. Humm maybe cut a few smallest ones too and figure out what to do with them later. Well really I only had so many larger scraps so had to piece together to have enough because the only fabric I had was gonna come out of the scrap bin so I was forced to make due.
Now I was on a mission as I went thru my bags of cool colors. I cut everything that was large enough into one of the three shapes. I was really liking the resulting pile!
Now I finally had enough for a decent size quilt. I laid them all out on my design area (aka the bed). I was just not loving the layout. I began to move things around.
Now that this one is finished I have been working on the next top, tree of life with an applique border........but that is for another post.