For ages now I’ve been meaning to post about and link up with Scraptastic Tuesday
, hosted by the wonderful Nicky
, but I’ve never been able to get my act together. If I am using scraps I forget all about it and if I remember it then I have nothing scrappy to show!
But last week I started working on my Blueberry Park Mini Quilt Swap piece. This is an Instagram swap hosted by Nina
. I have a lot of scraps of Karen’s screen printed fabric left over from the Buffer Wheel quilt I made last year. Karen printed these up specially for this quilt so I think some of them are quite unique and may be appreciated by my Karen Lewis loving partner.
So I started having a good old play around with them and ended up with these improv curve blocks.
I made these four (above), but when I put them together (on my lovely design wall!) I thought that the bottom left looked a little out of place (with it’s thicker circle). So I made another one, below…
But when I put them all together I realised that it was the top left pink and orange block that now looked out of place. So with a little jiggery pokery on the other block, I swapped them back around and I think I made it work (check top photo to see if you agree with my final decision!).
I then sashed in that lovely charcoal crosshatch from Carolyn Friedlander. There was a lot of very helpful feedback and advice via the IG crowd while I was working on these and sharing my progress .
And then on Friday I found myself using scraps again! I was prepping for my Buffer Wheel workshop which was on Sunday and the first one of these I had taught. In my head it was very straight forward and I had the pattern notes written and everything. Still I thought I better just try it out as a refresher.
So I ‘decided’ to change around the background and colour wedges to make it look a bit different (yes that’s right, I did decide this and in no way did I totally forget the pattern and mistakenly make it this way!). Anyway it’s a good job I tried it out so I could show the class how to do it the right way as you can see below. Lot’s of Blueberry Park on show here and some very clever students.
Meanwhile I quite like this rising sun half block and think I will leave it like this (otherwise I will have to make ANOTHER cushion!!).
Check out all the other Scraptastic Tuesday action here!