You know how I love a scrap challenge.
Here are a few of them separated into two piles: lights and darks. On the right are some of them after I cut them into 6-inch lengths.
Then I just started paring light with dark and got busy sewing strips together. I repeated this step about a gazillion times. Then I paired twosies with twosies and sewed till everything was stitched into 4-strip patches. Next I paired 4-patch to 4-patch until they were all sewn into 8-strip patches. I trimmed all of these to 5.5" squares and went to the design wall.
Oh, how cute is this from a bunch of "scraps!"
Now I need to find a fabric for a narrow inner boarder and another for a wider outer border. Any suggestions for colors? I figure something that reads solid for the inner border - maybe black or red - and something with a small to medium size print for the final border. Right now it measures about 30 X 40 and I'd like for it to be 40 X 50. I think that would be a nice lap quilt size that I can donate to the VA Hospital for wheelchair-bound vets.
Every good act is charity.
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