I might have a scrappy little problem. I'm obsessed with scraps!
This is what my dining room looked like yesterday as I cut out the last 21 Farmer's Wife blocks. I was using mostly modern scraps and Kona white. Anything smaller than a fat quarter was up for grabs, which means every bin and box and pile came out to play. Once I finished cutting out the blocks, I kept cutting! All the smaller pieces were cut into useful sizes: 5", 3.5", 2.5" and 2" squares, and 2.5" and 2" strips. I feel so much better now!
When I brought all the bins back downstairs, I came across my selvedge basket. I hopped over to my Pinterest scrap quilts board and found this awesome pattern by Karen Griska. It took me a couple of hours to sew these two blocks last night. I love them! I have some Kona Tomato coming from Fabric.com tomorrow, so I can continue this new project. It will be my entry in the RIMQG Log Cabin Challenge.
Then there is Wild & Goosey. I follow the Quiltville Open Studio page on facebook and it seems like everyone is working on these blocks. I'm going to make mine with batiks. I feel the need to control the scrappiness, so I'm alternating the warm and cool colors. I just had to piece two sections before we left for church this morning.
I spent the entire afternoon cutting out enough pieces (1425!) for 25 blocks which will make a sweet wall hanging. And, no. I didn't make a dent in my scraps!