I have had this notion in my head that I would put together slabs from my extensive scraps and use my 10'x10" ruler to cut them into blocks. It is one of those "one day" projects.
Then this morning my youngest, a newly minted three-year-old, wanted to "play fabric" which means taking out my scrap bins and laying out the bits of fabric in ways she thinks are pretty. I started pulling orange scraps and soon had this in front of me:
Well, then I had to sew it together. I had it right there, after all. And so I put together this slab:
|Very improv fabric bits|
When I actually put the ruler on the slab? It is actually quite comical. I think I did not have a true sense of scale when I was improv-ing my heart out.
|This seemed about ready for me to use the ruler.|
But rather than missing all those little blocks, I decided to cut it at 15" x 15" to preserve those precious bits and this is the end result:
|I think I was a little over enthusiastic.|
Now that I have made one I know that at any point I can just dig into my scraps and whip up another colour. Eventually I will have enough to put together into a VERY colourful quilt.
|Here is the orange block!|
Improv piecing is fun, and using precious baby scraps (like that Basket print on the far bottom right or the Lotta scrap at the bottom left) is very rewarding. No measuring, no careful cutting...fabric therapy!
I love these kinds of blocks!! Yours looks great!ReplyDelete
It looks great. Good luck with future colours.ReplyDelete
Looks fab and your kid has great taste! I think she might become your sewing buddy.ReplyDelete
Love how this turned out. I haven't made any slab blocks in a while and I feel like the wee bits in my bins are piling up. They're a great block to pick away at over time!ReplyDelete