Next month is the 2 year anniversary of the Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild! For our anniversary meeting, we are planning a scrap swap. A couple of weeks ago we exchanged a quart sized bag of scraps and at our Oct meeting, we will exchange gifts made from these scraps! The rule is that we have to work with the scraps we are given, we can only add 1 fabric!
Here are the scraps I gave away, I filled it with pretty large scrap pieces in a rainbow of colors. I'm looking forward to seeing what my partner does with it!
For the past week I have been tinkering with ideas for what to do and I've narrowed it down to two ideas I'm testing out and would love your feedback on.
Option 1: Log cabin hexagons
I fussy cut a few of the larger scale prints into a 2.5 inch hexie and made 1 inch strips with a coordinating print to build a log cabin flower. Calculating from the scraps I have, this is the biggest I could make the flowers.
The plan would be to piece these together using white/gray/or linen as a background.
Here's some flickr inspiration from Latifah:
Option 2: Flying geese circles
Aimee from Boston MQG shared this tutorial with me and I think this would be another great option to use up the scraps. There isn't enough of each color to do monochromatic circles, but I could do several colorwheel circles or seperate warm/cool circles or just random/scrappy circles.
Here's some flickr inspiration from Jeannette:
Both are things I've never done before and would like to try! What do you think? Which do you like better?