Like sands in an houglass,so are the SCRAPS of our LIVES
SCRAPS!!Have I told you I love scrappy quilts, I think I did. I've been saving my scraps for years, haven't paid much attention to them, but feeding regularly and they have multiplied as you would expect. A gal in one of my groups started a string/scrap challenge. I thought this was a good diversion and I had just purchased some awesome black tone on tone so it sound it perfect. Off I went to search for the perfect pattern. They were mostly doing strings and such, I wanted something different. I refound http://quiltville.com/ and Bonnie the Scrap Queen. Bonnie has done a great tutorial on the Spiderweb which brought to mind that I had an old Quilt In A Day book that I had bought for that pattern years ago. VOYLA!Bonnie has you use paper and the book had you use a muslin foundation. Vicky had mentioned deli papers, so I found some and used those. They worked great, but if I do it again I will use muslin. With a muslin foundation it will be very stable. My spiderweb will probably have to be quilted into submission to lay flat. I didn't give myself any rules, I just pulled out scraps and layed them down and trimmed them off, you'll find Christmas fabric next to Easter and brights next to repros and all different widths and colors. I have it on my design wall and as a friend said it's mesmerizing, kinda like looking at a kaleidoscope.
One thing I realized while pawing my scraps... if you wanna know where you've been.... look through your scraps!!
It's calling me to finish it, it wants me to revisit memory lane, but alas, I have lots pin cushions to make. All good things in good time.