If you have been reading my previous posts you are aware that I belong to a small guild, several members of which, including myself are on the home stretch of making 120 arcs for our Indian Orange Peel quilt. In the process of making these arcs there is a lot of fabric scrapes that end up in the waste basket. Looking at all of it in my basket a couple of weeks ago I couldn't believe how it had piled up, so I retrieved all of it.
You are going to think that I have gone completely off my rocker, and that I have way, way, way too much time on my hands, and you might be right on both accounts. However, I cut pieces of the scrape fabric into small triangles, squares, etc. with my pinking shears (note to myself to purchase a rotary cutter blade to make this task a lot easier). Using "Wonder Under"and a top layer of tulle to hold all of the pieces in place, in three afternoon's I made a 15" x 20" picture, 95% of which is from my IOP scrapes. At the present time I am in the process of quilting it, and instead of make a wall hanging, I think I might just frame it. What do you think?
A working title right now is "IOP Garbage Garden", can you come up with another name?
Jacqui, another IOP quilter is using Kaffe Fassett fabric, I am now in possession of some her scrapes, will have to put my thinking cap on to come up with something to do with them. It will have to be a subject that is very colourful, don't you think, maybe a Phoenix, fairies, parrots or toadstools.