I've been calling it "the scrap quilt" because I'm making fabric from some of the scraps that are overflowing their bins. Surely, I'll come up with a better name...or maybe you have an idea. What would you name this?
I chose three colors and made slabs of fabric (a la Jackie Gehring) using only one color per slab.
Eventually I had lots of slabs in blue, yellow, or green--those colors because their bins were really full.
At some point I decided that I'd press the slabs really well and cut them into blocks using the Accuquilt Studio.
That made the next step really easy--mat and frame each block like one would a picture, except just a little wonky for fun. Everything was great....
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So what's a girl to do? Take the blocks apart. Start over. Abandon ship, so to speak. I decided to rip out the dark strips that weren't working. About two hours later, tired of ripping, I was cutting the seams out.
Soon after that I began resewing--sometimes sewing the small blocks back together, adding borders, making up "patterns," just whatever stuck my fancy. And I have to admit, the more I sewed the more fun I had.
Eventually I began making strips of the blocks. I used three shades of Kona for the background, but the more I worked the more I pushed myself to create odd lines and forms with the tans and cream. I also moved blocks and strips around, twisting and turning them until I liked the results.
This last photo is where I am right now. I plan to add a bit more of the cream to increase the size to about 70" square. And then we'll see.