I officially have less of a scrap stash than before, but admittedly could make another of these if not 2. Then there's the bin with the more traditional colors, but that's another story. I needed a finish yesterday--not to post, but for inner satisfaction. I needed to hear the purr of my machine, and I needed some time alone. My husband calls my studio, "Your Happy Place." I spent most of the day there feeding strips through my vintage Pfaff, and was perfectly content.
Three hours of sewing in the morning converted the chunks I'd already sewn together weeks ago in to these two slabs. It was around 50" x 60" then. It still needed to grow to be a comfy size for a throw.
Another 4 hours of sewing in the afternoon grew it to 60" x 66". I sewed my little heart out. What a great way to fritter away a cold May day!
Double Duty Design Walls
By late afternoon, the sun shines through my window making good pictures difficult, but I wanted you to see how I 'layer' quilts, if need be, on the design wall. I just hang strips of batting paper over the loose pieces of one quilt to keep them from sticking to the back of the top one. It saves taking one down to put the next up temporarily. I know some quilters use a sheet, but I got tired of them sticking to that, too. Paper leftovers work great.
And now a question for you.
I think people either passionately love, or emphatically hate scraps quilts. I love the look of this quilt, the mixture of these happy fabrics, and the feeling of repurposing the leftover bits and pieces. I abhor the term "Scrap Vomit". I've mulled over "Scrap Candy", "Bits of Honey", and a few others, but none really strike me. Do you have another cheery, positive term for scrap quilts? Can we please come up with a more upbeat term? Please leave it in the comments for me.
Come on, Doxie girls.
The floor needs a good sweep today,
and then we'll go sew.