Thursday, January 9, 2014

New Year's Quilty Resolutions # 5 and #6

My next two Quilty Resolutions are intertwined. First of all. I really want to make an effort to make more donation quilts for my guild this year. I used to make at least four a year, and I've really slacked off. So, Resolution #5 is to make at least one donation quilt every three months this year.

I happen to have a big pink 18 gallon tote full of orphan scraps that has basically been gathering dust under my quilting frame for the past two years. I am really tired of how much space it takes up, so it's time to start digging in and using them up!

Resolution #6 is to use up as many scraps as possible this year in an effort to empty the tote. I have several scrap projects in mind that will make great donation quilts. Tonight, I dug out a few of the larger scraps and pieced some snowball blocks. Since I'm just starting to dig through the scraps, I feel pretty confident that I have enough to do a specific color scheme for this first quilt. I'm going to look for colors that match the ones in the dark grayish purple floral blocks. I also found a fairly good sized piece of white fabric to use for the corners.

Snowball blocks are a great way to use up scraps. I chose to make mine out of 6 1/2 inch squares, and 2 1/2 inch background squares. Cluck Cluck Sew also has a great tutorial for making them out of 5 inch charm squares.

I also cut a few extra block pieces so they are ready to use as leaders and enders as I work on other projects (for more info on this, check out Bonnie Hunter's blog).

I'm looking forward to building a pile of these as I work on other projects!



  1. Great resolution! You look like you've got as many scraps as me! One of my jobs over the next week is to sort my scraps! Xx

  2. I look forward to seeing what becomes of your scraps!