Making scrap quilts, or even just going through your scraps , is like taking a sentimental tour back into "quilt time".
"Remember this one..." , " I forgot about this one..." , "This was a great fabric..." , "Maro gave me this one", "This was a swap" , "I got this one when..." , " I can't believe I actually liked this..."
When I make a scrap quilt I always start out with the intention to stay true to the 'pure concept of scrap'. This is a venture that sounds much easier than it really is - at least for me.
With this quilt I knew I wanted a random look. I started out by closing my eyes and putting my hand into the basket of scraps and swore that I would use whatever came out . Needless to say that was a bit ambitious... I plunked my hand as least 5-10 times before I was happy with the "random look" . There were even a few times that I had to stop myself from grabbing some new fabric - but I held strong..... at least for the blocks. I couldn't help myself when it came to the sashing and the border and used up a new fat quarter or two...
Maybe next time I will be able to totally break free from my borders and go all scrap! -Nonie
Here is a little tongue twister for you . Can you say "strip-scrap" 10 times in a row.