Waste Not, Want Not

Amy Friendquilting18 Comments

I have to admit that I often find the cutting and piecing process of quilting tedious and dare I say, boring? I like to keep my mind busy while doing those things. This is part of the reason why I often start a quilt with a picture in my head rather than a sketch or full blown plan. As I work on the first step, my mind it busy puzzling out my next move. I also try to figure out the most efficient way to do something, etc. Perhaps I am sounding really geeky here, but, oh well!

I was just working on my current quilt backing. I challenged myself to use as many of the scraps from the Central Park layer cake as I could. I made a large square composed of 144 little 1 1/2″ squares. I told my husband that this brings new meaning to a pieced backing. He said I was obsessive. Then I told him that I was trying my best to use all my scraps and he changed his tune and was impressed. Hmph. Husbands.