In quiltmaking, as in homemaking, we all have personal frugalities. For example, in my kitchen I like high quality, white paper towels, but I use them . . . mindfully.
In my sewing room I sometimes throw away small fabric scraps others would save, but I also often pack up used TV step-out elements or fabrics I decide I don’t like any more in ziptop bags and put them in the Goodwill box.
The project currently on my wall started with leftover Nine Patches I received last year in a 3″ block exchange with Liz Porter and friends. Everyone wound up with over two hundred scrappy blocks. (That’s approximately 1000 different darks and almost as many shirtings!) I used a bunch of mine in “Patchworthy,” scheduled for the January/February 2019 issue of Love of Quilting magazine and on a TV episode that will air some time in the second half of 2018.
Unwilling to let my remaining Nine Patches go to waste, I started “Cozy” (working title) with my leftovers. I liked what I saw well enough to join more strips and make the over 100 additional little blocks needed to knock out a cozy nap-sized quilt.
Hope you like!