Monday, September 22, 2008

Leftover Reds


Inspired by Wanda's strip-piecing, my red scraps are now a quilt top! There were several colors left over from the heart mats, and a few in my drawer of red scraps. I took them, plus a few smaller pieces stacked in my stash and made 5" nine-patches from the 2" strips and 5" blocks of just stripes from the bits and pieces, some of which had to be first pieced to make a strip.

This was so much fun, and as I watched the leftover pile get smaller, I kept thinking about Wanda and how much I've enjoyed and been motivated by her blog ~ Exuberant Color. I don't know what to call this quilt yet, maybe "Leftover Borscht" but suggestions are welcome.

I've plans now to sort a few more bags of bits and pieces into various color schemes and do the same with them. The blocks may look different and be a different size than 5", but there is huge satisfaction in using up what I might have otherwise been tempted to throw away. Thanks, Wanda!!

6 comments:

Accidental Poet said...

"By His Stripes"

Exuberant Color said...

Wow, now I'm inspired by you and want to put away the blues and get out the reds!

Elaine Adair said...

GREAT quilt, GREAT color, and Wanda definitely has the gift of color! She IS an inspiration, but now, so are you!

Julie Bagamary said...

This is great!

Karol-Ann said...

Gorgeous!!!!

LC said...

You are all such encouragers... and Sue, I will use that title. Thank you.

The writer's conference (for which I made all those heart mats) is this weekend. Ideas for more stash busters are threatening my concentration. I am doing a workshop at the conference, and what seems like a jillion other things, but next week...!