I am waiting for a quilt pattern to arrive that I ordered a couple of days ago. It is a truck quilt pattern for the baby quilt that I will make for my newest anticipated grandson. I don't want to begin any other projects until I make the baby quilt, so today I took out my overflowing container of 1 1/2" squares and strips. I sorted them into dark and light, and then started sewing them together into sets of two.
scrap users system.
Many of the fabrics are gifts from my good friends who know that I use
small pieces in many of my quilts. I really enjoy making tiny blocks
from pieces that most people throw away. Adding other people's scraps to
my own gives me a much greater variety. Some of you reading my blog
may recognize some of your fabrics in these piles of squares and strips.
find it relaxing to mindlessly chain piece these little "twosies". It
really doesn't take long to get a rather substantial pile behind my
is one of the finished 4 patches. When I get a few hundred of these,
I'll start sewing them together. I like to wait until there is a lot of
variety before putting them together.
I have no idea how long it
will take me to make a quilt of these little blocks, but I am in no
particular hurry. So, if it takes me several years, that's just fine.