Around Christmas time I started sorting through my 'leftovers' and scraps from projects I've done in the last two years. They were more or less sorted by colour in Ziplock bags and in the past weeks I've -almost frantically- been cutting squares from the scraps. These cutting sessions have been most therapeutic and I'm not done yet either. :) The sizes range from 2,5 inch to 5,5 inch. I've already sewn some of the smallest pink and green squares together to make a small bag similar to this one on the wonderful Pink Penguin blog. I had spotted the wonderful patchwork fabric basket tutorial there a while ago and I'm definitely going to make one this year.
I also started on a new quilt. Of course it's yet again a mixture of colours, designs and designers. There is some of that luscious My Happy garden fabric, some of Heather Ross' Mendocino, a touch of Saffron Craig's Dandelion Circles, an aqua Kei Honeycomb dot, some of Tula Pink's Hushabye duckies and Sandi Henderson's Farmers Market Paisley fabric. Originally I planned to simply sew lots of 6.5 inch squares together but somehow it didn't look right. So while I was reading the awesome Value Quilts Tutorial (another tutorial I really really want to give a go this year!) I got the idea to make my squares into triangles and sew them together into these blocks. I'm quite pleased with the result so far. :)