I should have tossed them out in the current downsizing flurry, but I just couldn’t bring myself to part with them. They looked so bright and cheerful, scraps of fabric in vibrant hues and patterns, tumbling over the sides of their plastic bin.
So I made them into another child-sized quilt for the KU Marcia Burgess Autism Specific Early Learning & Care Centre.
I grouped strips of like colours together in threes and stitched them into 6.5 inch squares.
As you can see, I wasn’t too particular with my colour groupings, just aiming for the overall effect of blocks of similar colours.
It’s a real “I Spy” quilt, with balloons, bees, tea cups, snails and animals…
… a sailing boat, puppies, birds and giraffes, and even green peas!
The bright starry red backing adds extra sparkle, and I was happy with the way the royal blue binding framed the quilt and drew it all together.
Best of all, I didn’t have to go shopping for any fabric – just the batting. Everything was right there in my scrap bin and since I had bought most of these fabrics several years ago I call this a “free” quilt.
Have you ever made a “free” quilt?
How long do you have to keep a fabric before it becomes “free”?
PS Two lovely ladies, Mimi and Adrienne, have left encouraging comments on my blog lately , but sadly they’re “no reply” bloggers and I can’t thank them with an email, as I’d like to. I hope you’ll consider changing your settings, Mimi and Adrienne. I’d like to get to know you better