So, that goal of controlling my scraps by making blocks for Soy Amado? It’s going well. Mostly. I am really pleased with the blocks I’ve made, but my scrap pile doesn’t seem to be getting smaller very fast.
Ah, well. Such is life. Focus on the important things, right? Which in this case are 1) making stuff for kids who have almost nothing, 2) use up scraps, and 3) have fun! And with each of those, I am succeeding. Also, one awesome thing I hadn’t considered at the outset is that this is allowing me to use up scrap batting and bits of thread that weren’t sufficient for a larger project. Use of the batting in particular is freeing up a lot of space on my batting shelf (a.k.a. leaning tower of fluff). So here are update photos since my last post:
I’ve got a bunch more blocks that are ready to be layered and quilted. Here is the next batch–again aimed at older boys. In looking through the Soy Amado quilts that have been completed thus far (20 of them!), most read “girl” to my eyes. I wanted to help balance things out a bit. Plus, I’ve got some cool stuff that works perfectly thanks to a couple of wedding quilts I’ve made. (That’s where all the animal prints you see below came from–one of my girlfriends is a huge fan of them.)
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesday.