My scraps are becoming a problem. I have 12 clear shoe boxes filled with them, separated by color. But over the last year or so I've also accumulated baskets and bags full that I haven't had the energy to sort out. Honestly, they're taking over my sewing room. And I hate it.
I'm sure if you hang out on flickr or read other quilt blogs, you've seen the awesome granny square quilts that are popping up everywhere. I love them! They use scraps! Perfect! I decided I'd go all out and make a twin sized quilt for Claire out of the blocks. So on Saturday morning I set about cutting 2.5" squares. I'm embarassed to say that I cut only eight before I thought I might go crazy. There are 25 of those squares required for each 9" block.
Enter in the huge, scrappy, rainbow log cabin.
I started with a big piece of Heather Ross blue ponies (one of Claire's favorites) and worked my way out with green, yellow, orange, red, and purple logs.
I'll admit that I thought it was really ugly when I first started. The different shades of green clashed badly. But I kept going. And now I love it. The only thing I wish I had done differently would be to make the blue starting block more scrappy. It measures 68 by 88 inches, just right for a twin size bed.
Of course this quilt top didn't solve my scrap problems. In fact, it may have made it worse. They're covering the sewing room! Whoops. Time to go do some clean up.