I have completed my year as a member of Quiltmaker Magazine’s Scrap Squad for 2014 -- and I have the stack of quilts to prove it! (Only five quilts are pictured here – the other one is travelling at the moment.)
From learning that I was part of the team, through getting to know the other Squad members and working on our six assignments it was a wonderful experience. It has been an honour to work with the talented people on the Scrap Squad and at Quiltmaker magazine.
With each assignment it was exciting to see the lovely quilts that emerged. I was amazed each time at how different our results were even though we began at the same place! Each quilter brought her unique sense of colour and design and all the quilts were wonderful.
As a rule I am more interested in the process than in the final product –my UFO collection certainly demonstrates that!. But Scrap Squad members need to FINISH their quilts and there are deadlines to meet, so I couldn’t simply put a project aside and start a new one when, inevitably, a piece of fabric wouldn’t yield as many triangles or squares as was needed, colours didn’t play together nicely, or a layout idea didn’t come together as expected, Each time I took a deep breath, and managed to come up with a solution.
As a result I have made quilts from patterns that I probably would not have selected on my own, and I am thrilled with every one of them.
My last project was based on the quilt Spinning Stars that is featured on the cover of the December issue. See the Scrap Squad post on Quilty Pleasures blog for the details.