I thought I'd make a couple to send along. I've never done this technique before and - wow - it's addictive! And fun. I shouldn't be having fun - this is serious stuff! But I did. I made eight blocks and they're fast to whip up. I was also just bemoaning what I was going to do with a bunch of batting scraps I had laying around. Happily I didn't toss them in the great Clean Sweep of 2011. I'm glad I found such a good use for them.
The thing I really love about this kind of quilt is the true quiltiness of it. It really is all just super random scraps I have laying around - nothing matches, nothing is terribly "hip" but it is still beautiful and functional and a delight to look at. I even zig-zagged batting scraps together as well as used an old sheet for the backing.
These are four blocks I've got half packed up and ready to go to Jan in Australia.
I'd like to try the whole technique out for myself so I thought I'd also try attaching the sashing to some blocks too. I probably won't sent it to Australia due to prohibitive shipping costs but may donate it to a local charity or Linus. I guess I just started another quilt?! Oh shoot! lol
Four blocks with the sashing partially attached. Yay.