his post about finally deciding to make a Scrap Vortex quilt. I read her post and began thinking about the relatively untamed scraps in my studio and thought that might be a good idea for me, too. I wrote and told her this, and before very long her reply came back. I could hear her cackling as I read where she said something like "Wait until you see tomorrow's blog post!"
So, of course, first thing this morning I hurried to her blog and lo and behold, a club has formed!
Yup, the Squirrel club. It's for quilters like us who are contentedly working on a project and allatoncejustlikethat another idea strikes our fancy and we take off like a dog after a squirrel.
Don't you love it?
She's also sort of subtly encouraging participants to make a Scrap Vortex quilt. Like, who among us doesn't have a pile or a box or a tub full of scraps of one kind or another? (Or all kinds?)
My scraps aren't really of a size to be considered scraps. They're more like left-overs. And they are in about four Rubbermaid tubs (the big ones). There's the Kaffe and Associates, the Batiks, the Blacks-Whites-Grays, and the Brights. The Civil Wars, the William Morrises, and the Thirties all were given away. I've got a Pinterest board (or two) with ideas for using up scraps.
So here's my plan: I'm going to continue to work on my current project (a nice little baby quilt made from some of the fabrics I bought in Virginia this spring). But before I resume, I'm going to open one of those tubs and pull some scraps and start my own Scrap Vortex as a leader-ender project.
The only question is: Which tub?
*The Man of the House loathes squirrels. So does Blackberry.