Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Scrap Busting: Project Number Two in Progress
I shared this picture the other day on our guild Facebook page. I just took a quick iPad photo to show my buddies what I started because I started something new. This is my scrap buster quilt project number two. I am seriously trying to get through the boxes of scraps that I carefully tuck away into "organized by colour" plastic shoe boxes. Even the white is from the white scrap box. I will eventually run out of suitable whites and have to resort to yardage but for now, I am scrap busting totally.
This is a pattern from the lovely book, Modern Bee: 13 Quilts to Make With Friends. And while I am sure this would be lovely with fat quarters, the block lends itself to scrap busting. One of my guild members asked if my colour choices were random but I would say focused random. If that makes sense. I decided that one of the scraps had enough of the colours going on that made me happy that as long as the scraps I pulled were colours found in that one fabric, then they would be allowed to play. What that meant then, were scraps of orange, green, purple, blue, yellow and some magenta. The colours needed to be intense and saturated for the most part. I think it is awesome! Just my kind of scrap happy!
I am more than a little bit determined to use up scraps and I even bagged up all my little bitty "sawdust" scraps and will pass those off to a friend. I felt much lighter after that!
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for Work in Progress Wednesday!