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.|
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.