Have you seen this book?
Fat-Quarter quilting by Lori Smith, published in 2009 by That Patchwork Place! It's a somewhat of an older book, but a must have in my opinion!
What a great book! Every time I look through it, I feel inspired!
It has both hand applique and machine pieced projects! All are lovely!
All small projects, allowing you to use up your scraps! You know, those small pieces of fabrics that you cannot bare to part with! ;o)
I love this book so much that I have tailored a hand applique class that I am presently giving at the Shoppe, Fibre Junction.
Every month, I work on a technique that is associated with a quilt in the book.
Last month's project was.....
Birds in the air!
This quilt to me is what I consider a "made do" quilt. I used all scraps!
Well, except for the background, which I needed a fat quarter, the fabrics comes from my hand applique scrap bin!
The binding is a left over from my Rural Jardin quilt! I had just enough left to bind it!
What a great feeling to be using scraps! I feel so efficient! lol
The Birds in the Air quilt was a great exercise in working with what I have. I will be the first to admit, it is so easy to be inspired by new fabrics! My mind goes wild with all the possibilities. However, the challenge, for me, is working with what I have in the scrap bin! Talk about pushing the comfort envelop! lol
Thank you so much for stopping by! Enjoy the moment! Cheers!