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Saturday, May 7, 2011
Rainbow Scrap Challenge - Pink
Pink 2" Strips and Backing Fabric
I am all gung-ho this month for the pink challenge. I have written before that I am really quite practical and that if I am going to spend my quilting time making a project I really do want to make something that is useful to me or someone else. I absolutely love making quilts - they give me such joy to make. They may not be perfect and some may not even be beauties, but I do put a lot of myself, my joy and my time into making them. I do not have a need for a pink baby quilt at this time and I have other large quilts planned that are not necessarily pink so I have decided that to participate in this month's challenge I will make a pink baby quilt and donate it to Project Linus. I have been thinking about making donation quilts for some time and this seems to be the perfect opportunity to get started. I had intended on pulling out my pink bits and pieces of fabric today and to start sewing them together into a quilt top but I must say that I am totally overwhelmed by my unorganized, chaotic piles of scraps - they are taking over my cutting and my ironing space. I have made several quilts recently but have not taken the time to deal with the scraps and remnants that seem to magically appear when making quilts. So, once I have dealt with a good part of the mess, hopefully within a couple days, I will start making my pink baby quilt and I will have something to show next week. Of course, while I am sorting and cutting my scraps I will certainly be on the lookout for any bits of pink!