I had been quilting for only a couple of years at the time and didn't have anywhere near the variety of multicolor prints that I needed for these projects. I remember going to JoAnn Fabrics very early on Black Friday that year and buying small amounts (1/8 - 1/4 yard) of a ton of prints, mostly florals. I would bet that I got close to 50 pieces of fabric that day, maybe even more!
I made two watercolor quilt tops the following year, one small (27" square) and one larger (55" square.) Neither one ever got quilted. I especially like the wreath of flowers effect in the first piece.
|"Calvary" from Strip-Pieced Watercolor Magic|
by Deanna Spingola, 27" x 27"
|variation on "Cosmic Energy" 55" x 55"|
from Strip-Pieced Watercolor Magic by Deanna Spingola
All of the pieces in those two quilts are from 2" squares. Afterwards, I was left with three shoeboxes full of leftover 2" strips, sorted from #1 at the left, the darkest darks, to #6 at the right, the lightest lights. These are from the two boxes that had already been divided up--the third box still needs to be sorted.
I have been looking at many patterns and designs for different ideas on how to use these strips. I haven't made a firm decision yet, but I hope to have something in the works by this time next week.
I am linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge on Saturday and at Oh Scrap! over at Quilting is more fun than Housework on Sunday. I'm also linking up to Scraptastic Tuesday with Mrs. Sew & Sow. Be sure to check out all of the wonderful scrappy projects that everyone is sharing!
Julie in GA