As many of my long time readers will attest, I hate scraps. Literally when I started quilting I would rather throw the fabric away than to have any "left over" scraps. Fast forward 18 years and my style has changed a bit and I am now a bit more able to do scraps, within controlled context.
When my mom passed I ended up with a large stash of batik scraps, all less than fat quarter or half yard, but still usable sized. My awesome blogging buddies made our friend Regina1I a Jewel box quilt a few years back and it was gorgeous. So much so that I decided to make the same quilt in batiks.
I cut my entire stash of batik scraps into strip sets to make a scrappy Trip around the world quilt and the pieces to make this Buckeye Beauty quilt. I may have gone a bit too crazy with the cutting as I still have a lot left over. This week I made 36 more blocks and I still have plenty to make more. I think I've decided to make the second quilt 8x8, so I need 28 more blocks. I don't think this will be a problem.
I love how this quilt turned out and it isn't entirely made from stash, including the pieced backing and batting. I'll use it as a donation quilt when the need arises.