This is how it began. A bag full of the left overs from my 4 most recent quilts.
This was a great adventure started by Beth at http://lovelaughquilt.blogspot.com/. She threw out that she would have a Link in for a Dump and Sew. I had never looked at my scraps from this perspective before. Just dump out a bag of scraps and start sewing. No rhyme, no reason and no unnecessary cutting.
OK that was a stressful way to begin. But I got over it.
This is what I came up with. It is currently measuring up to about 40 by 50. Here it is spread out on my king size bed.
The rain stopped and I was able to get a much more clear picture of my masterpiece.
I worked this up over about a week of free moments. No thinking really speeds up the process. I didn't give color any attention at all. My cutting was limited to squaring up. Looking at this picture I can see where some of my shapes were a bit lopsided which is why I needed to square up finished sections.
The right edge that is blowing in the wind was one piece left over from the back of my stars quilt. I didn't need to sew it together just added it on. There is a chunk in the middle that came from the pieced back of my black and white 1600 quilt.
All in all I would recommend this process as a fun use of sewing time. I still have some scraps left from this dump so I will be working on piecing some sort of back to match this top. Will post about that adventure another day.
Thanks Beth I had fun.