Can you remember the first time you set aside scraps thinking you would never save enough to make an actual quilt? I used to look at those scrappy creations, and nearly swoon. Many quilters admittedly prefer the look of using one single fabric line, but others like me throw abandon to the wind, and think the more the better.
It all started early this month when I decided I had to do a hard reset on the studio. Shockingly, I still had piles of scraps laying around from June that hadn't been sorted and stored. I know. It's shameful. There were just a handful of these Allison Glass scraps, and I quickly sewed them into some little slabs for mug rugs.
One thing led to the next, and I started pulling all my little scraps out of hiding, and threw them together. I started by matching 2 pieces that had similar length or size, and sewed them together. Press, trim if necessary, and piece by piece I built slabs.
My only criteria for color was to keep it happy, and not a lot of dark colors. Navy was good, brown was plenty, and any color of polka dots. Spotted fabrics are one of my favorites, and I have a lot in every color including black. The dark colors are necessary to give the brights balance, but I didn't want too many.
I'm up to 4 slabs measuring about 3'x5', and I can make about one a day. I should have a fairly good sized quilt within the next week so long as I don't run out of scraps. This is good old comfort sewing, and my scrap bins are much lighter already.