I am almost at the end of the six boxes (three year’s supply) of samples from Keepsake. I have about 80 pieces left and need about 240, so I guess the rotary cutter and I will be friends for a while.
I wonder if it will be obvious where the batches of scraps change. Just in case it shows, I’ll mix the oldies up with the leftovers of the Keepsake samples, at least for the next border. I was making it “fade” in two ways…the arrangement and the value of the colors. I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep the value shift up with getting into my own scraps. I’ve always thought I didn’t have enough variety for a scrap quilt. We’ll see.
I don’t think I saved any time by using the samples instead of cutting my own–not only because now I have to do some cutting (though less than had I cut them all), but also because of all the more sewing I have had to do. But I’ve used up something that I though had a use, but couldn’t figure out what till I saw the Fading Charms idea. Once I let go all ideas of perfection, it was a great way to use up the pieces whose measurements were slightly off. (No way was I going to redo the cutting!) Of course the last pieced border will allow no excuses…
You can see I opted for lime green instead of sunshine yellow. And I’m happy with that decision.
Resurrecting this post for Tuesday Archives because it has a zig zag. Button in sidebar. The quilt has been finished, but why not go for the oldest post on it?