At last week's beach retreat with some of the girls from FiberVoices, I worked entirely out of my scrap basket, hoping to reduce it from heaped and over-flowing to half-full. I finished one I started in February - Home Spun (Fig. 1). A few "fix-its" - backwards "N" and color tweaks (using paint) and it will be ready to quilt. Quilt consists of old blocks, new blocks and antique blocks never used and a girl block created years ago in a Roberta Horton class at quilt festival. I don't think mine turned out like it was supposed to. It now features a skirt made from left-over, pieced wedge-ruler work created by friend, Nikki Strimpel, the scraps of which she gave to me. Connie's Block (Fig. 2) used small pieced triangle bits left over from I-don't-know-what and wee hexagons, both hand appliqued. I will do a table runner as there are only three blocks and a left-over half-block. The scrap basket? It is now level with the brim...maybe I just repacked it better...LOL!
Home Spun 35" x 56" Fig. 1
Scrap Basket Block 10"x12" Fig. 2