Wednesday, September 18, 2013

scraptitude begins

I must be out of my mind but I am going to attempt to make a queen sized scrap quilt.
There I've said it, I've posted this and now I must forge ahead. Sandy over at quilting for the rest of us is posting the directions for a scrap mystery quilt that her guild is doing and some of my twilter friends on twitter are doing it so I thought it would be fun to join them. 
go to sandy's blog here to check it out - I have alot of fabric that has just been sitting and this is a good way to use up stuff I that I've been hording for years accumulating.

So after a few nightmares about cutting up 864 squares and some nudging from sandy announcing a linky party showing our progress (of which I had none)

and after a nice fall day walk to clear my head

I proceeded to cut and chain sew - and you know what - it felt good!
kind of going back to my roots, I'de forgotten the pleasure you get from this pedal to the medal sewing and the beauty of scraps. Now I haven't cut all 864 squares, not even close - just well I haven't counted but maybe two handfuls of 2 1/2 inch squares mainly to see how the background will work that I picked.

I couldn't decide on a background and so after spending an hour at joannes, I picked this pumpkin orange - a color that I dislike have never used before in my life. But this is a project of getting out of my rut, so I said to myself - just go for it - and I did - and I like it :-)

Why don't you join us on this mystery quilt - but I warn you 



  1. Wow! When you first showed that pumpkin color on twitter I was not 100% on board, but now I am really digging it.

    Perfect project for those golden autumn days. Can't wait to see your progress!

    P.S. so far I have not jumped in

  2. Great post! I can't wait to see how yours turns out--I think it'll work beautifully. Thanks for joining my linky!

  3. I do have lots of scraps! And I do so love your orange background! I will go check it out.