First, the surprise: One of my quilts, Cherrywood Toss, won first place in the Modern category at my local show! Needless to say, I was thrilled!
And then it was on to a new scrap project! I’ve been wanting to make a scrap quilt with a zillion pieces ever since my friend Jerri made her postage stamp quilt.
I came across the “lego quilt” on Pinterest and followed the links to this post by Tonya Ricucci of Lazy Gal Quilting, which gives specific directions. Go visit her post–there’s a cool picture of an antique quilt that gave her the idea.
Tonya made her 10″ (finished size) blocks using 1-1/2″ strips composed of scraps of various sizes. She mentioned that there was some difficulty getting them to come out the right size. Because of that, I am making my strips 11″ long unfinished so I can trim the blocks to 10-1/2″ wide after they are assembled. Also, I’m making the first strip in each block 2″ wide unfinished so I can trim in that direction as well.
So far I’m just making strips and putting them on the design wall to be sure I have a balance of values throughout the quilt. I’ll let you know how it goes. This takes a LOT of time! And like most scrap quilts, it doesn’t seem to use up even 10% of the available scraps! So far I’ve used only one drawer of the scrap cabinet!!!!
This might be a good leaders-and-enders project, since it seems like it could take forever. I’ll let you know how it turns out 🙂