now substitue in the word "scraps"...and sing along with me *VBS* What's on my cutting board today???? A new project... mile a minute blocks(crumb) that will become a spring table runner or square. That Aunt Gracies type fabric will be the setting blocks and triangles.
And just to complicate my scrap cutting, a side trip into the tin of mile a minute blocks...lots of new pieces and parts added and that completes many of them to 6.5". It's amazing how fast they pile us as finished blocks!!
You didn't really think I'd cut ALL those scraps into sensible useable shapes and sizes, did you? That would be too predictible and slightly anal. I love the idea of having stacks and stacks of already cut strips and squares and triangles, but I also love the stitching with NO cutting except the squaring up. I came across the picture of my first Mile A Minute quilt, given to friend Jean the Christmas of 1998. I'll post that tomorrow.
Having given my most recently completed MAM quilt to a pint sized grandson in January, I feel the need to have another one made and ready to utility quilt this summer. That one was twin size and made while I was 'between homes' back in 2002. It's a pretty long time not to have made another, so I am going to change that. One nice result from the 'over time' scraps and piecing is that you get lots of variety in the blocks. I favor smaller pieces patched together. Eventually you have to use larger scraps or strips to finish out the size. With the vintage fabric, the blocks are only 3.5" finished, so no bigger pieces are needed.
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