The wonderful ladies I sew with each month wanted to learn how to make a scrappy trip so on our sew day in May we got together and sewed up some blocks from our scraps.
As I do with many of my scrap quilts, we pulled our colors from the fabric that was going to be the backing. We all have large cuts of fabric that we found on sale or which didn't make the cut in a previous quilt. I have realized that starting a quilt from the back is a win-win. It makes room in the cupboard for more new fabric and you don't have the big expense of buying a back.
With this fabric, I admit I was a little worried how these blocks would turn out.
But as the blocks were sewn and placed on the design wall, the quilt started taking shape. Everyone was so pleased with how it was coming together.
This quilt is going to be donated to a local women's shelter and hopefully bring comfort to someone starting a new life free of violence. I feel so blessed to have such great friends with such big hearts that they are willing to make and donate all these great quilts.