I have spent a lot of time thinking about what I want my next big project will be. I heard someone describe this as having a project that takes up a large portion of your mind, as opposed to something that you can basically do in your sleep.
So, while I was waiting and thinking, I knew that it was important to keep my hands busy with some type of fiber work. I looked thru lots of scrap quilt ideas and found Bonnie Hunter’s “Carolina Chain”…..
I liked the sparkle in the quilt and decided to give it a try. I pulled out all of my 2 inch strips and started cutting blocks.
As I put them up on the design wall, I just wasn’t impressed!!!
It didn’t have her sparkle and, frankly, I didn’t have the fabrics that I would need to make it have that special feeling.
SO…..instead of turning it into a Queen size quilt, I decided to make it a smaller Charity quilt.
I did like it better after I added the deep blue setting triangles…..
It needed that dark edge to pull the design back into the center.
But, I think that the addition of the final border made a huge difference…..
I like it much better now, but not enough to keep on making them!!!
If you want to give it a try, it is a simple pattern that you can access on the C&T website
But, there is an upside…..I THINK that I have figured out what my next “full brain” project will be!!!
3 thoughts on “A little scrap piecing”
I think it’s just gorgeous, Frances!
That blue you used in the setting triangles is lovely.
It has turned into a lovely charity quilt.
Agree. The blue pops things though and definitely ramps up with the yellow. Puzzle to me why some spark and some just don’t.