I still need 3 more…and they are cut out to sew this morning.
As I lay in bed last night, before my brain shut down so I could sleep ---I played with setting ideas in my head. Do you do that?
I am an “on-point” girl, but I quickly ruled THAT out…these blocks are all directional. There is a definite right-side-up to them….
Sashing? Maybe. A pieced sashing? Well, maybe ---and then there are the borders…The novelty fabrics I have are all scraps like this. I don’t have any “yardage” pieces really because these little bits all came from other sources.
Does this mean I get to go shopping?
I keep reminding myself this is a BABY Quilt – A drag around, love it to death, snugglie –DO NOT GO OVERBOARD ON THE PIECING! It’s not easy for me to do – because those voices in my head are going “It needs this!” “What about THIS?!” “Oh, you know you could really…..” >_<
It was a lot of fun yesterday picking up each print square, and then digging into the strips, choosing 3 that would compliment whatever was going on in the center. As laid them out this morning…things aren’t quite balanced…I see a lot of green, and a lot of yellow/orange. And purple.
Several of these strips have NOTHING LEFT ---if the end of the strip was 10” or shorter, I cut them into 2.5” squares, or tossed them into the crumb basket. It never stops to amaze me that we can make SO LITTLE do so MUCH when working with the pre-cut scraps. They are always there, already cut to size, just waiting for the right project.
My favorite is the sea turtles block! Boy I’ve had that orangey-peach corner fabric for ages and ages…this is the end of it – after this, it’s gone bye bye!