I had so much fun at night hand quilting the baby blanket recently finished. I miss it, so I am starting a new quilt. I counted out that I have completed 18 quilts in the past 40 years, and never kept a single one. They were all given away. So this new one will be to keep.
My favorite quilts are scrap quilts. I decided the new quilt will be a postage stamp quilt. Postage stamp, because all the pieces are little, from scraps, and the same size. It took a few weeks to sort scraps, cut them to size, and get them stored in ziplocs for sewing.
As for colors, I love Joen Wolfrom’s book Color Play, and have used it for years. It uses the Ives Color Wheel, the same used by all fabric designers, dyers, and printers. My colors are orange yellow through yellow green on the top of the color wheel, with a little violet accent, its opposite complement. And lots of black, gray, and white neutrals. (More on color theory here.) Why not just random scraps, why have a color scheme? I am using random scraps, from within that color scheme. It’s coordinated scrappy, lol.
Christine’s Pinterest board for Scrap Quilts inspiration.
Planning blocks and Color theory 101
Constructing a quilt block (tutorial)
Finished blocks to date (Jan 12, 2023)
Breaking the color rules
More finished blocks (Jan 18, 2023)
Even more finished blocks (Jan 25, 2023)
The last blocks completed (Jan 31, 2023)
Planning the quilt top (Feb 05, 2023)
Quilt block arrangement record (Feb 06, 2023)
Bordering the quilt blocks (Feb 08, 2023)
What happened to the Postage Stamp Quilt? (Apr 24, 2023)