Tuesday, February 23, 2010
No scraps too small III
Let's continue on this topic we started a while ago.
At the retreat, we often opined there are no scraps too small to save. You can imagine the eyes rolling back into the head that we got from some skeptics.
Above is a postcard I made with my tiniest scraps, how about that. I also made the little wall hanging (left). I arranged them on a scrap of wool and stitched them down, leaving many of the ends free. The wool was about 3" wide. Don't the frayed ends make this even more interesting?
Again, more heads shaking in pity/disbelief.
And then, who arrives but the amazing Mac! A male (minority) California quilter, he was there to visit some friends. Out of his bag he pulled this amazing block. Get this: it's made from 3/4" strips. Ta-da, we scrap savers are in good company!
So save those small scraps. Use them now to make a postcard. And hold onto them for a while, because I just finished work on a book that will come out this summer that will make you very happy that you saved those small scraps......