Do you have a lot of fabric scraps? I do. In fact my scrap bin has been overflowing. I’m always inspired by Amanda Jean‘s scrap quilts — have you seen her latest? — and then I realized we needed some more quilts around here. And the kind of quilts we need are the kind we can take camping, or to the beach, or on a picnic. You know, the kind that can be dragged through nature and since scraps are free that was in the price range I was thinking of I knew some scrp quilts would be jumping to the top of my to-do list.
So, back in July the scrap management began. First, I separated the scraps by color. Next I mostly cut the pieces into 2″ wide strips. I also cut a number of 3″ and 5″ squares. The 5″ squares are intended for a charm quilt — only 1 square of each fabric — and the 3″ squares are the centers for log cabin blocks. So that’s what I’ve been doing, building single colored log cabins. I’ve got 44 red ones and 32 yellow ones done so far. Up next, orange maybe? And I’ve got quite a few ideas about how to put them together. First up, my girl has requested a rainbow, ROY-G-BIV, here I come.