Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Anyone who's quilted for any length of time has already found out that quilting defies some of the basic laws of physics. For example, if a quilt pattern calls for, say, 4 yards of fabric, you go to the fabric store, buy your 4 yards of fabric and make your quilt top. BUT, at the end of this process you will in fact have 3.94517 yards of fabric LEFT OVER in scraps. Yes, it's true. Ask any quilter. And if you put those scraps in a bin of some sort you will have even more scraps, as they multiply when we're not looking.
Here are 2 little ones that I made when I first started quilting.
But recently I've discovered a new Scrap Obsession:
I haven't done nearly enough projects with these as I would like. But a few things have been really fun, and I like how they turned out.
I've collected a few quilts over the years, too. Here's a scrap quilt I picked up at a yard sale years ago.
The picture doesn't do justice to the fact that this defies logic on pretty much every level.
I'd love to meet the maker of this quilt. I'd give her a big hug, then say, "HONEY. WHAT were you THINKING?" Then I'm betting cocktails would be in order.