Still full of enthusiasm for my scraps, I have been through my pile of warm-coloured small scraps.
As I did with when making the scrappy blue and green humidicrib quilt top, I ironed and cut the scraps into two sizes of squares (1½ inch and 2½ inch) and set aside useable triangles and long strips.
I didn’t have as many warm-coloured scraps as I did blue and green scraps, so I had to think of a different design. I decided to make a heart design and use a piece of leftover white fabric to fill out the rest of the quilt top. (For someone who is really not keen on hearts, I seem to be making a lot of them lately.)
The bottom of each heart is a 4½ inch square that has been cut into two triangles. I deliberately cut them bigger than I needed so I could trim them down to size.
My piecing on such a small scale was not as accurate as I would like, but I am still really happy with the result. The scraps included red, pink, purple, orange and yellow, but it all reads as a sea of pink.
This quilt top contains the last scraps of a few of my favourite fabrics of recent years. Do you ever feel just a little sad using up the last bit of a favourite, or is that just me?