Since I stopped making care quilts I have not been able do make a dent in my scraps.
I am grand-aunt to two wonderful small ones now, and except for the small quilts for their prams, they have no quilts for play and cuddles yet.
This pile of scraps did make a dent in my older blue fabrics.
I can so remember when these blue colours were in style. Quite different from the Civil War repros and Japanese fabrics I prefer these days ;-)
I know both the children's birthdays and Christmas are quite far away, but I did really feel like some stash busting and fast sewing today.
I can finish the quilt closer to Christmas, folding the top for now.
A friend pointed me in the direction of this quilt on YouTube.
Since working from true scraps and not from Jelly Rolls, it was a lot of cutting involved, and I also choose to divide the longer strips in 2.
It was quite fast and easy after all, even if it took me a few hours - not just 45 minutes, as the video said.
First I joined all the pieces into a 2,5" x 1600" strip!
Yes, you read right - 40 meters / 1600"
Then grab both ends and sew the 2 strips into a 800" (20 meter) strip
Repeat the action of joining ends and double the strips until you have 32 - it goes fast - 2 to 4 to 8 to 16 to 32.
All you need is a pair of scissors to cut the doubled strip at the end.
The quilt now measures 48" x 64" - a good size :-)
I will do the same with red and pink scraps shortly, for the big sister.
The quilt top is not yet ironed, as you might notice.
Isn't it strange how some of the colours seems to come close to each other…….
I promised May Britt to show her my baskets.
I really like this style of baskets - very traditional Norwegian, very well made, very functional and very nice to look at.
The shop next to my favourite quilt shop Lappemakeriet carries these lovely baskets and many more :-)