How I spent my weekend. Cutting 10.5 inch squares for scrappy backgrounds., a photo by aviva_hadas on Flickr.
I guess Bonnie Hunter gets the credit for this idea... (I've been cutting these off & on for a while, I did not cut all of these this past weekend, though I did probably cut 200 or so this past weekend.)
Draped over the back of the chair are pieces for a friend who is going to make a cat charm quilt.
I've done 2 of those & many of these cats are in 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 of my I SPY quilts/UFO's so I can easily share.
I am generating scraps too - which is good because I had Jackie at Caton Village Quilt Works cut strips for my "unifying" pieces for an out rageous scrap project that is fermenting in ye olde brain.
Yes, my birthday was yesterday. I had jury duty. My number was 214 - number 213 was the last juror selected.
& I want to make some mini-stars & the scraps will owrk for that project as well.
More about the pile = 80 of them are missing already - those will be for my brown & cat "winter" quilt. The cats are in bare trees & you can see snow = winter.
Once upon a time ago, I wanted to make seasonal quilts. Autumn stalled out seriously. Spring = 100% done, Summer was donated to charity.
Back to the pile: some are duplicated (or more - if I was cutting "the rest" of the fabric) most are singles - the print wasn't big enough to get more that one 10.5 inch square out of it. There are pillow panels & other too large for my I SPY projects pieces - or just larger scenes, so that you can see more than just the cannon/cannon ball on that pirate print.
Meanwhile, I still have some yardage that I bought to be a back, so how well/quickly I will use this pile is up for speculation.
(Do you see a red starta - I have a red/ufo that I really want to get back to - especially after seeing that strata.)