1.10.13

mystery quilt 2



It has been somewhat daunting to tackle a mountain of scraps, I felt like an ant dragging a crumb many times its size. After all the sorting and cutting though, I feel like I have my sugary treats in the form of usable sizes. 

I needed pieces ranging from 5 1/4" to 2 1/2" for the mystery quilt. Anything smaller than that, I cut them into 2" squares adding to a box of 2 inch squares left over from my ' Trip around the world quilt '. Any thin strings that seemed to be more suited for paper-piecing are also separated into another bag.

I realized I could easily avoid this situation in future by cutting the scraps and organizing them as they come, at the end of each project. 


I have 112 of these 4-patches pieced with the white fabric and prints. I am using a vintage sheet that I got at an antique market two years ago for the background along with Kona cotton. And there is another set of 25 four patches that are completely pieced with prints. I am eager to see how they come together in the quilt. 

With this I am done with the first step and have another week of free time before the next instructions are given. It feels good to have a clean sewing room once again and scraps are neatly contained in one place. 

Thank you for stopping by to see what this scraggily ant is up to! 
Have a warm and golden October!  (^ u ^)

4 comments:

Stephanie said...

You are a very mighty ant! You have the best treats too. I wish I could focus on one thing then clean up as I go. Looking forward to the next step in this mystery.

Candace said...

The ant in you has really been busy, Pratima! I am envious of your organization! I can't wait to see where this goes next!
Cheers!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh you must be the queen ant! You are working so hard. I have my scraps organized in color but never think to cut them into sizes.
I love what I am seeing so far. I look forward to part two!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

BTW, I love how cute you changed your header, darling!