The on-line random number generator picked Carolyn Hosier of Lee Prairie Designs to win the Moda fabric prize. Congratulations Carolyn! We will be interested to see what you can do with these scraps. Below is another quilt I did with some of last year's scrap fabric from Barbara Brackman.
I pieced together the strips, ironed Wonder-Under on the back and ran the fabric through AccuQuilt's Go Baby using the circle die. Then I cut the two biggest sizes of circles in half and fused them along the seamlines of some hand-dyed rectangles that I had sewn together. The smallest circles seemed too small to cut in half so I just fused most of them on the ends of the quilt, with a few floating loose towards the center.
My first ever give-away! Leave a comment on this post by midnight September 15, 2012 to be entered in a Moda Fabric Giveaway. Barbara Brackman has given me a USPS Large Flat Rate box jammed full of her Metropolitan Fair fabric and (I think) I am willing to pass it along to some lucky person. This is beautiful, high quality cotton fabric scraps left over from the production of "pre-cuts"... you know... the jelly rolls, charm squares, layer cakes that Moda does for their most popular lines of fabric.
You will have big fun with this fabric! Sorry, only U.S. addresses please.
Ever wonder what is done with the scraps left after fabric is cut into "pre-cuts"? The scraps that result from the production of charm squares and jelly-rolls? Well, sometimes they box up those scraps and ship them to the fabric designer! About this time last year, Barbara Brackman received a large box of the fabric left behind after the precuts of her latest fabric line were produced. Barbara gave me a stash of those scraps and I had a lot of fun with them. One of the things I made from them was this quilt:
I added in a hand-dyed green fabric, and quilted each stripe with circles as large as would fit. These circles began to remind me of coins, so I named the quilt Nickles and Dimes.
Keep an eye on this blog. I have a new box of scraps from Barbara that I will be giving away soon. You too can be distracted by scraps.