Scrappy Solution

There has been more good quilting weather here this week. Snow, snow and more snow. Today it’s been sunny and bright just like the past few days. My daughter and I went for a long drive the other day, seeing lots of plowed fields and trees covered with snow, like these.

Last week I showed you some pictures of my boxes filled with scraps. The box of muted colors was my choice to work on this week.

I continued piecing pairs, then making bigger squares and rectangles until I could set them together into what was a wall hanging size. I didn’t worry about color placement except in a few places where I wanted to balance out the reds or the blues.

it wasn’t until I saw this photo that I noticed the brighter blue flowered scrap which ended up exactly right in the center. Serendipity! The piece about 16 x 24 inches.

last week I received a batch of fabrics from Connecting Threads. For some reason I happened to include a fat quarter of a brown print. This turned out to be exactly the right choice for a border. Black, white or gray would not have blended well at all.

It didn’t take long to add the border. This is as far as I’m going to go for now. I will hang it up on my wall to enjoy it for a while before deciding whether to quilt it.

There is plenty of yellow here for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.

18 thoughts on “Scrappy Solution

  1. Oh, isn’t that pretty?! I love your improv pieces, Paula! The brown border really is perfect for it. It is always interesting to see what scraps stand out when you look at the whole thing when it’s finished.


  2. Brown is really the perfect color for the border! Isn’t that a happy surprise? This is one of the things I like best about working with scraps – never being able to predict what’s going to work best!


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