I’m still working through some scraps. My mom kindly let me pick through some of hers and after I organized everything I had, I realized I had some very distinct sizes of strips. I think this is my first true improv quilt, if I define “improv” as no precise cutting or sewing. While I had strips that were approximately the same length, they weren’t at all even nor were they the same height. I interspersed the scrap strips with 2″ strips of the white. I then trimmed them so they were even width’ed blocks and them cut them into smaller strips. I reversed some of them when I sewed them together.
I used a hot pink polkadot for the back. It’s polyester – is that bad? I bought it thinking I’d make it into a dress but between my growing frustrations over sewing clothing and the see-through nature of the fabric, I thought it would make a better backing. For the quilting, I just did a bunch of intersecting straight lines.
I like working with scraps because I like revisiting my earlier projects (and my mom’s projects!) and remembering what I learned when I made my first quilt, my first skirt, napkins for my parents, etc., and it makes me happy to see them all together in one quilt.