Are you joining Nicky and Leanne for Scraptastic Tuesday today? I missed the first link up last month so I'm sharing my scrap related musings today. The question of what constitutes a 'scrap' is one I think (and write) about quite often. My time reading other people's blogs has convinced me that everybody has their own ideas on this. Nicky has a useful little list of what she considers scraps here, but I'm sure you all are already thinking of one or two other definitions to add to her list. Leanne's thoughts on the subject are interesting too.
Perhaps scraps are simply those pieces of fabrics we don't consider 'stash'. I'm shrugging my shoulders because I'm still not sure and my brain is always telling me that scraps are really only very small pieces.
Anyway, enough waffle. To counteract my brain's notion of a scrap and picking up on Nicky's first listed definition of a scrap - "anything left over from making a quilt" - today I am sharing this baby boy quilt top.
|Cute little owls.|
|I just love these teeny weeny foxes!|
The original woodland themed fabrics were too nice to throw away and yet too specific really to be used in much else than a baby quilt. Determination to raid my stash and scraps for project fabrics before resorting to purchases has impacted the quilt top somewhat in that it's not as ordered and balanced as it would have been had I chosen an all new fabric selection. (Control freak alert!) But, therein lies the challenge and point of making scrappy quilts, right?
I treated this quilt to my wavy line quilting and think the yellow binding has really helped to re-balance some of the stronger blue tones a bit. My same cousin has another baby due on Christmas day so if it's a boy, he can have this partner quilt to his big brother's. If it's a girl .... well, I have something else in mind for that.
Linking up to Scraptastic Tuesday.
Oh and before I forget, this finish qualifies for one tick off my Finish-A-Long Quarter 4 list! Yay!