It's March...yippee! Though we began ours in Kansas City with our first significant snow of the year, I'm still in the mood for spring and with spring comes spring cleaning in the form of some scrap reduction. I'm participating in Anina's Nothing But Scraps Challenge and this is my first 'nothing but scraps' project. She calls us the Scrappy Q's...Q is for Queen of course! Gotta love that! From my scrap boxes come, 'Boxed Scraps'. I improvisationally pieced scraps together until I had rectangles and then framed them in a coordinating solid. I have four panels done so far.
and Lime: Believe it or not....all from the scrap box!
I think they're pretty fun and are going to make a spectacular quilt. I'm working on pink, yellow and blue right now. Hmmm, that gives me 7...I'm not sure where to go next, but I sure am having fun with these.
Project Improv Update:
We added our 200th member! Welcome to all the new folks! Lots of blocks arrived this week. Here they are:
Nicolette – 3 blocks (Thanks for the fabric…I have an idea for it…and the Cath Kidson soap…lovely!!)
Molly – 1 block
Vicki – 1 block (Thanks for the fabric! We do need to get together to sew!)
Sarah – 3 blocks
Helen – 4 blocks
Caron – 11 blocks…yes, you read it correctly 11! Is that not the greatest! Thanks Caron!!!
Edith – 2 blocks
Laura G – 1 block
Marilyn – 1 block
Tina – 1 block
Cynthia – 3 blocks
Henny - 3 blocks and a gorgeous scarf from Indonesia. Thank you Henny. Your blocks are just fine as they are!!
Thanks everyone! The tops are coming together. If anyone has backing or binding fabric they would be willing to donate, now is the time. Some of you have already sent fabric. Thanks! The tops will be 48 x 60 and the backing fabric needs to be at least 4 inches larger on each side so use that as your guide. I can easily piece large sections into backs for the quilts. Think about the colorways and what would look nice for a back. Our longarmers have requested quilters cotton only please. That makes it easier for them, and we do want to help them out as much as possible.
The batting has arrived and Jackie and Pam are ready to start quilting. Quilts are starting to take shape. I’m excited. Drop me an email or a comment if you can send some backing/binding fabric.