Let me tell you the story of Aunt Donna. She's not my aunt; I've never met her. But she's a woman after my own heart - a true fabric lover. Aunt Donna's niece is in my quilt guild. I'm not sure where Aunt Donna lives, but I think it's somewhere far away, maybe Chicago?
Aunt Donna's fabric forte is making placemats. She makes them out of colorful fabric, using many seasonal, holiday, and conversational prints. Many of her choices are printed with foods, like hamburgers, pizza, popcorn, or pretzels. She sells her placemats at craft fairs.
Being a good aunt, Donna passes her scraps to her niece, Gwen. I'm not talking one bag of scraps. I'm talking 30-50 bags of scraps! Big Bags!
Gwen and her friend, Lisa, go though the scraps, sorting them into categories. They pull some for themselves and make beautiful quilts. Click here to see a few.
Gwen then brings the leftover scraps to a guild meeting, donating them to anyone who wants to give them a good home.
Many thrifty quilters (including myself) take home scraps to use in our quilts. I'm cutting selvages off. As I trim selvages, I group them by length.
Here's where you come in. I will have plenty of scraps left! They are not big pieces, mind you, but they're big enough to strip piece or cut small squares from. Because of the unique prints, they'd make a good addition to an "I Spy" quilt. I have enough for more than one winner, too!
Here what you need to do:
Make a comment to any post on my blog, starting today, telling me what you'd like to use them for, or giving me a "Green" quilting tip. I'll randomly draw a winner on December 12.