It all started with one of those watercolor quilts. I signed up for a workshop, and dutifully cut a LOT of two inch squares from my stash. That was FUN! (My BF says I just like cutting up fabric. I think its because I like working with color so much.)
I made that watercolor quilt. I like what I made, but I didn’t particularly enjoy the process of creating the watercolor quilt. The technique for that quilt involved fusing, and I am not particularly a fan of fusing.
Hmmm, what to do, what to do, with all these little squares?
I did a color block quilt that turned out to look like an empty grave to me. I named it “He Is Not Here.” You can see more of that quilt here.
I used those little squares to make the prototype for the double wedding ring quilt. You can see that quilt here.
All the while, the never ending box of little squares never seemed to get any smaller. (Could it be because I just kept adding to it?)
Right before I started the Housetop Quilt Project I experimented with sewing those squares together crooked. Here’s the result. I really like this quilt. I had almost forgotten about it. When I got it put together it had a very crooked edge. Instead of cutting away so much of that work, I decided to use my trusty zig zag stitch to stitch it just the way it was to a background fabric.
Close-up, showing the zig zag edge:
I had almost forgotten about my box of little squares, until Melody started her “Quilt Along With Melody” this month. She is doing a scrappy Trip Around the World quilt. I didn’t want to cut strips for the project, so I got out my box and started making the blocks for the Trip Around the World quilt. It takes me about 10 minutes to make one of these blocks. Its very fun to look through my little squares and put them together just so. They are a little addicting!
I thoroughly recommend you starting a box of squares for yourself. You just never know when you might need a little square or two.