This is a challenge for myself and I would love anyone to join with me if you wish. Scrap quilting is really hard for me. I look at Bonnie Hunter’s quilts, love them all, think I can make them but I just cannot. Part of my problem (and I have so many!) is that I don’t use her scrap saver’s system, or whatever she calls it so for me to make a scrap quilt, I have to get out a million pieces of fabric, cut a little piece off . . sometimes off a 5 yard hunk of fabric, fold the fabric back up (try that with Boots around!), and I usually make a big mess and accomplish little. But, as I’ve been using more of the stash, I’m ending up with more smaller pieces. When I go to pull fabric to make a quilt, I keep pulling out small pieces that don’t work for my type quilting but . . I can be a scrap quilter . . at least some of the time.
So, my challenge to myself is this:
Anything in the stash that’s less than 1 yard will be cut into smaller, more usable pieces!
Simple as that!
This challenge is going to be a no guilt challenge too. The main rule is this: No UFOs! By about the 25th or 26th of each month, whatever blocks I have done . . that’s it! If I have one block done, I will finish it and it will be a pot holder or hot pad. If I have three blocks, it can be a table runner. If I have 5 or 6 blocks, I can set them together with plain blocks and make a baby or youth quilt for a donation project or for the area pet shelter.
There’s no reporting . . no accountability, no chance of failure!
If enough of you are interested in doing this with me, here’s how I see it working:
- On the 2nd of each month (Tell it to the Stars is on the 1st), I’ll post a block along with instructions. It may be any size block. Feel free to make a difference size. The instructions will be for the block only. What you do with it is up to you.
- Make as many as you’d like to use for whatever project you feel like making.
- On the 25th or 26th of the month, I’ll call for you to stop making blocks and finish your project.
- Because we don’t want UFOs, I would encourage you that if you don’t finish your project for one month, don’t go on to the next month’s project but finish up the unfinished project. This should encourage us to stay on track and get finished.
Anyone interested in doing this with me?