We're waiting restlessly this week for our grandchild's birth. I've done a little FMQ on the Big Quilt, but not much else. Then I remembered that my favorite quilt gathering organization (Margaret's Hope Chest) has a project going this month that's just right for me to work on. They are collecting long scrappy strips to make into some special quilts to give away. I have a batch of charm squares I received last year in a giveway from Susan Emory at Swirly Girls Design. (Thanks again, Susan!) I had set them aside for a donation quilt, but wasn't sure what to make. This project is perfect for them along with other scraps I have stashed in baskets in my closet.
The instructions for the scraps are to cut them 1 1/2 inches wide and of variable lengths of 4 inches or less and to sew them into one long strip. They will be sewn into strip-pieced 15-inch square blocks, which will be set on-point in the quilt(s).
This would have been a snap if I was an organized scrap keeper with a neatly cut scrap stash. No matter. I happily kept busy yesterday evening cutting my charm squares and odd pieces. Today I'll sew them up and send them on their way. Or maybe make more. It's a good way to pass the time while waiting...
I'm linking up this week with Freshly Pieced and Sew Fresh Quilts. Buttons are on the right.
Also, Cynthia's Oh Scrap Linky Party on Quilting is More Fun than Housework.
Have a fun week quilting with your scraps or whatever!