After all the comments and advice I got yesterday (which I didn’t ask for lol) I think I best show a photo of the pattern once again for Tumalo Trails – this is Bonnie Hunter’s pattern from her book called Scraps and Shirttails II – I thought I had mentioned that I was using her pattern and that I was using larger squares then she did. Her squares are one inch finished and she has sashing in between the blocks. This photo below is Bonnie’s quilt – I found a bunch of images here – look these over and you can see how the sashing looks. The gray that I pulled out yesterday was only used as an example because I had a piece handy – I didn’t say I would use that color. If I do sashing it will be white, the cornerstones would be a variety of patches just like the rest of the quilt. If you are not familiar with Bonnie I encourage you to go to her blog and visit – she is the queen of scrap quilts. Besides her books of patterns – I think four or five? she also has a lot of free patterns on her blog – look at the index at the top of her site.
Bonnie is a relaxed quilter although of course we all want our points and seams to match she has the view that the world will not collapse if they don’t and I share that view – scrap quilting can be compared to what your grandmother might have made when all she had to work with was old clothing no longer used and was cut up into squares. When using scraps you are not really concerned about putting the most perfect piece of fabric next to another – you kind of just grab out of your box a handful of pieces scatter them on the table and then sew two together and keep going from there. No need to be perfect – and if a piece of fabric is ugly keep cutting it up – cut small enough it is no longer ugly!
I have more patches sewed and my box is about half full – I started with it about full.
A lot of patches sewn into strips of 3 ready to get the blocks made.
Enough for three more big blocks – well work on the half square triangles today – they go together so easily. I might cut some 2.5 inch strips with my Go cutter today also and show what white sashing would look like with my blocks – No decision has been made but I am leaning towards making it like Bonnie’s pattern as I was very drawn to the pattern that she made.