Sarah asked about some of the projects that these scraps came from. There are scraps here from:
- the wall hanging I made for my grandparents' 60th anniversary
- Munchkin's baby quilt
- 4 wedding quilts for 5 friends from college (Vanessa, Devin, Geoffrey, and Mark & Erin)
- my first project using a zipper
Regular readers here will know that I love novelty fabrics. Love, love, love novelty fabrics. So when Tracy from Hive 6 asked for a block featuring 5" novelty squares, I had to crash. I knew that I could potentially spend hours on fabric selection going through my 5" I Spy squares, so I grabbed a container that just had extras from fabrics I'd bought (as opposed to from swaps) and went with my gut.
Tracy asked her hive for blocks that represented each of them. I went with monkeys with monkey babies, because Husband is monkey-crazy and we have our own little monkey. Glasses because it was one of the first novelty fabrics I bought for an I Spy swap, I wear glasses, and they are associated with my profession (librarian). Ice cream sandwiches because, well, because ice cream sandwiches are awesome and that fabric is awesome. The requirement was at least one string block and I used purple batiks, because that plus novelty fabrics sum me up pretty well.
I also included a 5" of a sewing machine print hoping that Tracy can use it in another block or another project. Because that machine represents us all, right?