Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Give Me an "A"

I should have been more specific yesterday, when I said the "Make it work" quilt was coming only from fabrics in my stash.

Big deal! We all have stashes big enough to make several quilts. I will make the letters -only- from fabric scraps in my little bins. I keep all my little bits from the quilts I make. Partly because I'm cheap, but mostly because I have learned (through the "make it work" ethic) the value of keeping these little bits. I will allow myself to use my "regular stash" for the yellow for the background, and the backing and binding for the quilt when it is finished.

With that said, here is the "a."

Oh, and since my pal Julie says my letters are very precise and planned... another self-imposed rule for this quilt... no drawing letters in advance. Just cut and sew.

7 comments:

Kathie said...

great letter!!!!
can' t wait to see more!
Kathie

The Selvage Fairy said...

Part of the fun of keeping all the little scraps is that sometimes you run across things you haven't seen in a while and then it's like reconnecting with an old friend.

Tonya Ricucci said...

yay, glad to hear you're not sketching this one out first. and still coming up with wonderful letters!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Very big grin!

Are those shoebox size bins for your bits?

LOVE this quilt already!

Sheila said...

I think we all have those pieces that are just a little too large to toss out. Always enjoy seeing your completed quilts. Hope you and Millie both have a great week!

Judy in Michigan said...

This is FUN!!! Love it.

jovaliquilts said...

I love all the yellows in the background -- all scrappy, all coherent.