While color coordinating my piles of scraps, I had an epiphany that I purchased Kim Schaefer's Calendar Quilts pattern last year at the spring International Quilt Market.
Instead of continuing to store
(hoard) mounds of fabric pieces, I thought I would try and utilize my scraps, and sew one of the calendar months.
Thumbing through the pages of patterns, I decided I would put together something that was bright and cheerful. I wanted to be able to display it immediately and in celebration of Spring!
The instructions were very easy to follow. I was able to collect an assortment of green fabrics for the border, and I had plenty of tans and creams to construct the background. Within a few hours, I had the entire wall hanging pieced, sewn and fused together. I spent a few hours over the next week, blanket stitching (in lieu of satin stitching -- personal preference) all the fusible pieces. I rummaged through my stacks of larger chunks of leftover fabrics and batting, and sandwiched my quilt top. I tackled some free motion quilting (basic stippling) and attached the bindings in order to complete the ensemble.
I am very pleased with my finished project. I was able to construct this entire piece of art solely with scraps of left over fabrics. Masterpiece!
I have just the perfect place for it!
I just need to purchase a quilt hanger, so I can properly display it for all to see!