These are the blocks on my design wall today. Not sure yet just how they will be set. On-point, perhaps? It will be a donation quilt.
Choosing fabrics can be a lot more difficult when we use scraps than it is when we work with a more limited palette. For this project I was working with fabrics in blues, browns, greens – “guy colours”. All I needed to do was make a pile of 2” strips. It took me most of the day, and I must say, it was the arguing that almost did me in!
Maybe this piece?
But I bought that to use for something special.
How long ago was that?
I bought it in that store that closed back in the 1990s.
And no project has been special enough in all that time?
I need to find the perfect fabrics to go with it.
Haven’t found anything that works YET??
Maybe I could use some for this project, but then I might not have enough when the special project comes along.
But hasn’t it already been waiting for years and years?
Well, I could use just a bit.
How about this piece?
But that’s a 2 ½” strip.
Then cut it narrower.
And WASTE a half inch???
How long it been sitting here?
It’s left over from the baby quilt I made for Johnny.
Isn’t Johnny in college now? USE it, for goodness sake!
But then I won’t have it if I need it for something else.
Like there isn’t any more fabric in the cupboard?
Not that exact colour…..
You can see the problem, I’m sure! I finally finished the job, then sat down with a cup of coffee and phoned a friend for a chat. Sometimes a person just gets tired of the sound of her own voice!