They say the first step to solving a problem is admitting that you have one so here goes: "I can't get rid of scraps." Whew, that was tough. So this little jewel is made from some of the scraps from my Cathedral Window quilt that is in process. As I have been cutting the squares for it, this pile of scraps just grew up out of nowhere like a vicious weed. This was the result. I saw an antique quilt in a magazine. I have always liked the Delectable Mountain pattern anyways so thought, "Great!" I don't use patterns; I just sorta go with the flow.
This is a 4 1/2 inch square at this point. Those small squares will be one inchers. Then I put them in place on the wall.
I was hoping for it to be one more row long, but I ran out of these particular scraps. Even my scrappy quilts have to 'work.' I know, it's an illness I tell you.
Then started sewing the squares into sections. I wasn't bright enough to think about starching in the beginning, knowing I would be working with bias cuts so I suffered the consequences. All those itty-bitty points reminded me.
I lost a few of them and it definitely has its flaws, but over all, it turned out pretty well. And so here we are right back at the beginning. I will probably just put a little brown binding on it as I don't think I want a boarder - but then you never know. I might change my mind. I will hand quilt it, but I have to finish up the one I am hand quilting now. It's so close to finished it's ridiculous. I don't know what officially makes a mini quilt a mini, this might just be a small quilt. If you know, I would love it if you could inform me:) This one reminds me of autumn, which I love. Even with it's imperfections, I do believe I will enjoy quilting it and seeing it on my table.
Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches
PS - This didn't use up all the scraps:( I will have to come up with something else to do with the rest of them:)