It's July and I haven't posted since February. Sometimes, there is just not enough time. Back before Christmas, I decided that this year I would try and use up my scrap bag. I decided this because I have a lot of scraps (who doesn't) and I had made a queen size quilt of scraps for one of my sisters for Christmas.
The problem with that was that my scrap bag wasn't any smaller! Of course, I added scraps from Minnesota Chestnut, and Patriot's Honor, but still, the bag should have gotten emptier. Then, the bag burst and I had to transfer the scraps to a box (well, two boxes really, there were so may browns and tans - I thought I'd make a quilt for my brother for Christmas. I have a whole year to get it done.)
I'll need to make more than one quilt to make a dent in the scrap box. I'll make a couple - the one for my brother and another for one of my sisters. I started cutting and soon found that there was a lot of scraps that just would not work in the sister's quilt. OK, I'll start another one - or three as it turns out. My new American Patchwork and Quilting April 2015 issue arrived with, you guessed it, scrap quilt patterns.
There are several here that I started. That way, there ought to be a home for any scrap I pulled from my box. So now I have FIVE scrap quilts started.
There's the brown/tan Japanese Taupe inspired quilt for my brother....
Emily's Wedding Quilt by Liz Porter (Fons & Porter Love of Quilting May/June 2013 for a sister....
And three more scrap quilts for whomever - just to use up the scraps.
I am doing a lot of sewing and finishing nothing. Do I have Quilter's ADD? Oh, and did I say just Five?