I’m very excited to be making a quilt for the Summer 2014 issue of Modern Quilts Unlimited. (Hint: If you go right over there and subscribe you’ll get not only the issue with my quilt, but the spring issue with a quilt by my friend Ann over at SewMessy.)
Beautiful Fabric from Michael Miller Fabrics
I’ll blog about that project when it’s published this summer, but for now I’ve made a confetti block from the scraps.
The Michael Miller Fabric Company (one of my favs) kindly supplied the fabric for this quilt from their Cotton Couture solids, plus a wonderful print called “Tara’s Fireworks“.
The quilt top is made, and I’m quilting it, BUT LOOK AT THIS:
Scraps! Lovely scraps!
All those beautiful colors in little bitty pieces just FORCED me to make an improvisational block representing confetti!
I just grabbed those scraps and started joining them any old way, putting in lots of white so the pieces of confetti would stand out. When the edges came out wonky, I trimmed. Usually I then sewed the trimmed section onto the next piece! Some of those bits were TINY:
The pin is for perspective on these tiny pieces
Eventually some bigger sections emerged.
And finally, I had a piece just a bit larger than 12-1/2 x 12-1/2, which I’ll eventually trim to make a block.
Confetti Block, 2014
I can just hear someone saying, “so what is this block FOR?” Well, it’s FOR FUN! OK, I do have a plan for this block, but that’s a secret for now 😉 Meanwhile, that was great fun, so if you haven’t tried improvisational piecing yet, just go for it!