These are from my scrap basket of favorites. Does every quilter keep multiple scrap baskets? I have baskets and bins for big scraps (less than a fat quarter), 2.5″ squares, strings, 1.5″ squares, odd-shaped scraps, and favorite scraps. I decided that it was time to turn the favorites into a quilt. So I’m randomly piecing the scraps together into squares – anywhere from 8″ to 16″ finished. My plan is to make 36 squares. Then I’ll add sashing to the smaller squares to make them all 16 inches. The finished quilt will be 96″ square. I’m very happy my friend Michelle has a long arm now. This is definitely one that I will send to her!
I’m enjoying the process of random piecing. It’s soothing and satisfying, like putting a puzzle together. Plus, it doesn’t take a lot of concentration, which is nice because I only have short blocks of time to spend piecing these days.