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.
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!