Yesterday while I was sitting at Uni,
Clare messaged me at said:
"Would you please give me your three best tips for a
beginner who wants to start a scrap quilt! x"
I thought for a while and wrote back:
1. Anything cut small enough goes together so don't stress about matching
2 Just do it
3. Just do it!!
We messaged back and forth for a bit and I suggested Katy's famous Scrap Vomit
or this scrappy sixteen patch.
I said, I have a bunch of scraps (of course)
and I haven't made a scrap vomit this year
so I'll do one as well and we can encourage each other!
And then I thought, what the heck!
maybe some other folks want to join in.
We can all encourage each other!!
A scrap quilt is my favourite quilt to make.
I made all of the quilts in this post last year just in snippets of time
before breakfast in the mornings.
I made other quilts too, that wasn't all I did
plus I'm studying and have a family to love.
What I'm saying is, you don't have to have lots of time to do this.
It really helps if you leave your sewing machine set up somewhere,
even on top of your bedroom drawers
or a corner of the kitchen bench. Just so you can sew a few seams
when you have a spare minute!!
So I think we will start next week.
This week's task is to drag out all your scraps and odds and ends of fabric
and press it and if you have time start cutting 2 1/2" squares.
So what do you think?? keen??
want to join in?? Clare and I are going to do it anyhow.
I think we will use the tag #scrappyquilt on Instagram
If anyone wants to make us a fancy button, we would like that
but otherwise lets just do it.
We can easily get this done before Christmas,
would make an awesome present for someone!!
Also, by the way, Congratulations to Jennifer and Prudence
who won a copy of Imagine quilts and a fabric bundle respectively.
These lovely ladies have been contacted and I'll get their parcels off to them shortly.
Edit: Oh what about this for a button??
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