It started with a desire to use scraps from one project, in conjunction with orphan blocks from a 'way back when' project and with reckless abandon, I chucked it all for a ridiculous pile of scraps that were speaking very loudly to me!
19" x 19"
Imagine trimming each triangle and finding a pile of gold when your finished! Sad but true, that's how I felt! I keep thinking there has to be a point where a scrap is garbage, not worth the time or trouble. And then I prove myself wrong.
With the petals pieced, I had to come up with a cleaver way to connect them. Piece by piece, the the guess work began. It seemed simple enough in my mind.
I soon found out the middle was going to be a big fat mess! I fiddled with it until it was good enough. Not great.
With a little quilting, or a lot in this case...
...the dense quilting with the lines crossing in the middle camouflaged the horrible center. It worked perfectly!
I free motion quilted tiles in the petals, extending a few lines of color to the edge.
And of course I had to add a pieced binding to finish it off! It's becoming a regular feature lately.
This photo was shot accidentally as I was picking things up. I almost deleted it without looking at it and I'm glad I didn't! How it happened, I couldn't tell you, but I really like it! I haven't had a good 'quilt porn' picture for a while!
I don't know why scraps excite me so much. Maybe it's the challenge. Either way I have yet to be let down by them and I'm sure they will keep making me crazy and pushing me to take it over the top!
Are you a scrap fanatic? How small is too small?