The Scrap Quilt Challenge!
Kim Lapacek is hosting the 2016 Scrap Quilt challenge and I am happy to be the designer this month!
Be sure to visit her blog here for more details on the challenge and how to participate.
I love the mixed up sort of disorganized harmony that you get from making a quilt with scraps.
A Scrap is defined is a piece of fabric smaller than a fat quarter left over from a previous project either done by yourself or someone else. (from Persimon Dreams)
I want to share a few tips with you on how I approach scrappy-ness.
- Variety makes for movement and an interesting project.
- I tend to cut from many fabrics. Then mix them up as I assemble the blocks.
- Sometimes I will set up all of the units to be sure things are mixed up well and sometimes I pull pieces randomly.
- Paper plates make good sorting tools and keep things tidy when you need to set your project aside.
- I organize fabrics by color, yardage amount and style. I sort by low volume, repro, traditional, brights and batiks.
- If all of the variety is a bit overwhelming – especially if you are just starting with scrappy projects, limit your number of low volume fabrics. Having a more consistent background can calm a quilt.
That’s my take on scraps….just be sure to do what gives you joy.
Here are some of my favorites….
Thanks for stopping by!