I have a goal to have 4 kits cut for charity quilts by May. I want to give 2 kits to my friend, Ellen, for her church group and 2 kits for my Guild sewing day in May. I used my Go Cutter Tumbler die to do the first kit here.
I pulled 30 more fat quarters, this time in browns and teals for another tumbler quilt.
The quilt kit is in the plastic bag. There are 200 tumbler pieces and enough 2.5" strips to make the binding. These piles are what was left from cutting.
You know I couldn't throw them out. I started with the biggest scraps and cut as many 4 1/2" square as I could. Then I cut 2 1/2" squares and sewed them into 4-patch blocks. Next I sewed a bunch of triangle wedges into blocks that were trimmed to 4 1/2". Finally I took everything that was sewable and started crazy piecing. I cut many of them into 4 1/2" squares and then made one large scrap patch that is 12 1/2" x 16 1/2". When I was done I had 84 squares! I took the leftover blue and teal bits and fused them to make a 20" square peice of confetti fabric.
I didn't have a plan and I still don't have a plan. I picked a size (4" finished) and cut and sewed until I had a bunch of things made. I have no idea what I will do with them. I could make a table runner and placemats or buy additional fabric and make these into a quilt. I could make journal covers. I could put them in one of the donation bag or I could put them in a box and continue making 4 1/2" scrap blocks for a future very scrappy quilt. Who knows! At this point I'd bet on them winding up in a box for a while.
There was a very inexpensive teal and brown batik at Joann's a coule of weeks ago that would look great with these blocks. I'll be driving by there Sunday to get Mom so, who knows, maybe I'll stop in and see if they still have it. Because I should buy more fabric to help me reduce my stash! that sounds like some government stimulus program!
What would you do with them?