Don’t you love a project that practically makes itself?
That bag of leftover’s I grabbed on the way out the door to Saturday’s sew-in? They’ve gone from a pile of squares, strips and bits of yardage to quilt blocks:
Pretty cool, huh?
Now, anything that starts with Amy Butler fabrics has a lot going for it, but I have to say I’m pretty pleased with how easily this is coming together. Especially since my process went something like this:
- Dump out a bag of scraps.
- Randomly piece fabrics.
- Press seams.
- Add more pieces.
- Choose a finished block size simply based on the biggest (and most underused) ruler on the wall. (15″ in this case)
- Keep adding fabrics until the blocks are big enough.
- Chop the blocks in unequal halves.
- Insert strips.
And repeat the entire process until you make enough blocks or run out of scraps.
I have 8 blocks finished and I’m working on the 9th. I still have to decide how to assemble the blocks: Piece with narrow sashing strips for a baby blanket or small throw? Or add wider sashing (maybe a narrow white border and a taupe sashing) for a larger throw?
Suggestions are always welcome!