I went to a meeting of the Modern Quilt Guild the other night. It was fun. I was an hour late and they didn’t hold it against me.
It was a scrap swap night. The scraps I got were all selvedges. I have a month to make something and then get it back to the owner of the scraps. Yes, my swap partner got denim. Selvedge fabric is not something I would normally work with but that’s totally the point, right? After some googling around, I decided to bargello them. Mine will be way simpler and small, like, doll quilt sized. Also black and white for obvious reasons.
I sewed together the scraps to make them longer.
|That’s thing with the red edge is a spool I had used as a stamp for some mail art. I don’t know why it’s in this picture.|
Then I trimmed them down so they were all tidy. Here are the leavings.
Then I had to line them up.
Next step, sewing them together and then making them into a tube. To be totally honest, I stopped here because I was bored out of my little mind. There are more reasons that I like to make random, crazy quilts than just my obvious laziness. I had always heard that quilting could be boring and now I believe it. Is that awful? I knew I didn’t really care for the look of traditional quilts but now I know that the process is duller than dull, too. I will finish it because, well, I have to. But that day, I put it aside in order to clean my house. And if you know me at all, you know that’s a sure sign of desperation. Wish me luck. 🙂