Friday, February 16, 2018

I am afraid of scrappy quilts.

Finally back to scrapping, cutting and sewing! I had thumb surgery in Dec. and although I was fine in a couple of weeks, I just have been doing other fun things.....

This yellow Arkansas Crossroads block has been on my design wall for 9 months. I am afraid of scrappy quilts. The chaos, confusion and clutter of too many patterns, colors and designs make me uncomfortable.

But, I spent a lot of time organizing and categorizing (those things are satisfying to me) all my scraps when I cleaned up my studio last year. I think we tend to forget that all those scraps still average $9/yard!

Last week, I pulled each drawer of colors out one at a time and chose fabrics for each Arkansas Crossroads block.
Scraps less than a fat quarter and bigger than 1 inch.

If I don't look too close, I am comfortable with this soon-to-be scrappy quilt. It will be my first!



The beginnings of a scrappy Arkansas Crossroads quilt.  I will have to make all the center blocks and then decide where to place them and then can make all the alternate X blocks to go between them.










2 comments:

  1. I love scrappy quilts, but, I don't make them, since I usually tend towards using the same fabric, over and over in quilts. I am trying lately. My scraps are not organized in any way. When a quilt is finished, I tend to leave all the extra fabrics in a bag, and never pull it out again. One day I'll gather all those bags and try to organize all that fabric.

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  2. Oh it will be great!! So glad you are healing up!

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