Sunday, January 14, 2007
Better than what I expected
Can you believe that my motley collection of scrap fabrics turned into this? At first, I was somewhat hesitant to finish this project. Up close, it's just that -- a motley collection of scraps, but last week, a viewer, gave the name of "chocolate" to my ordinary "brown" diagonal strip, and I looked at the project with new insight! LOL -- thank you as always, to all the bloggers and/or quilters out there with vision and encouragement! (Oh yes, I PLANNED that single hot pink strip where it ended.)
The border was giving me some grief - I had considered making another border of crazy patches, ala strings in smaller sizes, but frankly, that was going to take too long. I think this almost-plain version of mottled (like motley?) brown and hot pink is better anyway.
These strings are addictive - but the stash of scraps does not diminish much with the creation of just one quilt, amazingly enough! The blocks DO work up quickly - this is only a week of work. I tried to stay away from anything 'theme-y' or 'cutsies.'
I have a whole box of REAL 40's scraps from a little old lady who passed away years ago. I didn't even know her, but always felt those scraps should be made up into a quilt to honor her as a fabric lover. This may be the perfect project for them.