How I love a long weekend! I had a wonderful, restful and reflective time with my family and alone as well. And part of that time involved finishing two quilt tops I’ve been planning for a long time. This one uses 36 different “made fabric” blocks (4 inches each) that I made two years ago from Kona solid scraps left from an auction quilt I donated to my son’s high school.
SF Waldorf Auction Quilt
I loved how the improvisational small scrappy blocks turned out. I wanted to makes something special with them and held onto them for ages not sure what to do. I decided to make a wall hanging for my office at work (just got moved into a window office with an amazing view of downtown San Francisco, Chinatown and the SF Bay! Woo Hoo!) The office space is sparse and I want to bring some personality and color to it. I still have to decide how to quilt and bind it, though.
This is a detail of a “made fabric” improv block I hammered out last weekend. This is about 10 inches of a bigger piece that so far is about 20″x20″. I adore creating these! I don’t know what I’m making, how big it’ll get, what it will look like or what it’s for – I just take my latest pile of teeny tiny scraps and go into my sewing trance. In this case I’m using leftovers from the Tomato & Tangerine quilt and contrasting pillows in turquoise and greens. FUN!
I LOVE sewing my tiny scraps (all sorted by color, of course!) and creating “made fabric”. There is something so satisfying about making something out of what feels like nothing – especially when you take those teeny tiny pieces that you don’t want to throw away. This small star block was a test for a much bigger wall hanging I made. I went a little crazy on the quilting – but I just love looking at it! Above is the small trial run. Below is the bigger finished quilt. Love em both!
Green Scrappy Star