You may recall that a few weeks ago I asked readers for suggestions for my 2021 tutorial series. If you aren't familiar with it, each year in January I do a series of posts with tutorials for quick, simple quilts perfect for charity giving - all as a precursor to the Hands2Help Comfort Quilt Challenge. There were lots of great suggestions, but the one that really caught my attention was a request for tutorials using scrappy strings. Lord knows I have PLENTY of scrappy strings to play with!
So I started keeping that in mind as I cruised around on Instagram, and here are just a few things I found that inspired me...
I really love Emily's pineapple blocks - and I wonder if you could make pineapple blocks that are a little more "wonky". Something to play with!
This just makes my heart sing! One of my favorite quilts ever used strips sewn together like this. I can pretty much guarantee something along these lines will show up in the tutorial series!
Aren't these spider web blocks fun? I love how she used color to create movement in the quilt.
And while there is much to love about this quilt (those cornerstones!) my favorite part is the Kona Chocolate sashing! I am a big fan of using unexpected "neutrals" and there is such a wide selection in Kona cottons.
Now I have two tasks - no wait, three. Find more inspiration, write the tutorials, and come up with a name for the series! Any suggestions for the name would be really useful. Past series names have been "Sweet Sixteens", "Nifty Nines", "Stunning Stars", "Scrumptious Scraps", "Rockin' Rectangles", and "Charmed, I'm Sure". I know the perfect name is out there just waiting but it is eluding me. COVID brain, I think! So chime in if you have a great (or even not-so-great) idea!
Hope you're having fun playing with your scraps these days!