I have really used a lot of old fabric and scraps recently on patchwork quilts and I am loving it! After I finished the quiltalong from A Quilting Life, I made up a much simpler design that goes together fast. I have already made all my sections for it and just need to sew them together into a top. What's more, I'm gonna make another one! That will give me one for each grandson. :-D I'm going to share this simpler design for anyone who's interested.
There will be four steps to this quiltalong and I'll post one every Friday morning beginning next week on the 8th. Step #4 will be the Big Reveal so you can see how to assemble your patchwork. I'm going to give you the cutting instructions for three different sizes without a border so after you make your top, you can decide what kind of border you want to use and how wide you want it to be. I'm reserving the next three messages to keep the instructions for each size separated for your convenience.
This is a really good project for newbies. The design elements are very basic and if some of your corners don't quite meet, it won't be noticeable. You'll be making this for yourself so you can work at your own pace with no deadlines to meet.
This will whittle away at your stash by using all those odds and ends of fabric that you want to clear out. All your pretty fabric that you spent a lot of money on? Yeah, save that for something else. Old fabric from the 90s? Perfect! Recycled fabric? Absolutely! You don't have to worry about choosing a background or making anything match because you can use any color and any print, large or small, to make a true scrap quilt.
I'm not going to compare this with eating potato chips but I will tell you that after you finish this patchwork quilt, don't be surprised if you can't stop with one! You have until next Friday to get all your fabric ready to start cutting so get to it, my friend. :-D