It’s been a dreary, rainy week here. I know we need it, but it does not energize me to do household tasks. Sewing seems the best option.
Amanda Jean’s post about her Scrap Basket Quilt Along for charity prompted me to get out my plaid and cowboy left overs (some “scraps”, but mostly yardage that goes with nothing else).
Interestingly, her post today about choosing colors is much more like what I usually do when starting a scrap quilt. Color really inspires me, and I usually look to see which fabrics have serendipitously landed next to each other in the scrap basket, and then pull other unexpected but wonderful choices. For some reason, I went directly to these themed fabrics, feeling a boy would love them far more than I do in my stash. So my quilts won’t have all those gorgeous colors in them. Unless I make another…
So, I made enough Rail Fence blocks for a plaid quilt. (The centers are khaki, if you can’t tell.)
And yesterday I made all the cowboy blocks. I mean, there’s so little else to do with barbed wire print… I enjoyed remembering the quilt shop, (I believe) Extra Special Fabrics in Guthrie, OK. (I misidentified it on Twitter as Los Vegas, NM, where I have also purchased fabric, same trip, wrong shop.) Their specialty is western prints and they have a ton. I already used up the Roy Rodgers/Dale Evans print I bought there. We can’t keep it all.
I sewed up every little scrap, except for some yardage for backings. I figure the extra blocks can go into the back. And I really don’t want to put any of this back in the drawers.
So, are you going to join us in making fun quilts for a good cause?
I’m linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.