In an ongoing effort to reduce the enormous bin of scraps, I try to spend an hour every Sunday afternoon cutting scraps into usable sizes and shapes. I use the "Scrap Therapy" theory -- cutting 5" squares, 2 1/2" strips and squares, and 3 1/2" squares. If there's enough, I cut a 1 1/2" strip for a future Log Cabin quilt. After spending an hour cutting, I reward myself by making a scrap quilt! This week's quilt is called "Scrappy Thirties," calling on an overwhelming collection of 30s reproduction fabrics. The design is from one of my favorite books, "Scrap Basket Sensations" by Kim Brackett. It's called "Summer Daze" in the book, but since I added enough blocks for an extra row to make it twin-bed size, I get to rename it, right? The challenge was deciding on borders -- should they be green:
Blue won, with a red inner border.